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Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes

7 hours 23 min ago

Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground. Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground.


Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:07am

Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground. Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground.


Time Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:07am

 A Total Solar Eclipse  Time Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse


Total Solar Eclipse of 1979

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 9:07am

From cold, clear skies over Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, planet Earth, From cold, clear skies over Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, planet Earth,


Perseids over the Pyrenees

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 9:07am

Perseids over the Pyrenees Perseids over the Pyrenees


NGC 2442: Galaxy in Volans

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:07am

 Galaxy in Volans NGC 2442: Galaxy in Volans


Perseid by the Sea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:07am

Just after moonrise on August 12 this grain of cosmic sand Just after moonrise on August 12 this grain of cosmic sand


Stars, Gas, and Dust Battle in the Carina Nebula

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:07am

Chaos reigns in the Carina Nebula where massive stars form and die. Chaos reigns in the Carina Nebula where massive stars form and die.


Charon Flyover from New Horizons

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:07am

What if you could fly over Pluto's moon Charon -- what might you see? What if you could fly over Pluto's moon Charon -- what might you see?


Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:07am

Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the


A Day in the Life of a Human Sundial

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 9:07am

Have you ever wanted to be a gnomon? Have you ever wanted to be a gnomon?


A Total Solar Eclipse of Saros 145

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:07am

A darkened sky holds bright planet Venus, the New Moon in A darkened sky holds bright planet Venus, the New Moon in


Night of the Perseids

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:07am

Night of the Perseids Night of the Perseids


August's Lunar Eclipse

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 9:07am

August's Full Moon is framed in this sharp, August's Full Moon is framed in this sharp,


Density Waves in Saturns Rings from Cassini

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:07am

What causes the patterns in Saturn's rings?  What causes the patterns in Saturn's rings?


Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512: The Inner Ring

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:07am

Most galaxies don't have any rings -- why does this galaxy have two? Most galaxies don't have any rings -- why does this galaxy have two?


Milky Way and Exploding Meteor

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:07am

Next weekend the Next weekend the


Gravity s Grin

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 9:07am

Gravity s Grin Gravity s Grin


North North Temperate Zone Little Red Spot

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:07am

On July 11, the Juno spacecraft once again swung near On July 11, the Juno spacecraft once again swung near


Pelican Nebula Close Up

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:07am

The prominent ridge of emission featured in The prominent ridge of emission featured in


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