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Updated: 54 min 44 sec ago

Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater

54 min 44 sec ago

On the Moon, it is easy to remember where you parked. On the Moon, it is easy to remember where you parked.


Stripping ESO 137-001

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Stripping ESO 137-001 Stripping ESO 137-001


The ISS and a Colorful Moon

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Tonight's Full Moon, the second Full Moon in July, could be Tonight's Full Moon, the second Full Moon in July, could be


Milky Way over Uluru

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The central regions of our Milky Way Galaxy rise above The central regions of our Milky Way Galaxy rise above


The Deep Lagoon

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Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds


Rainbows and Rays over Bryce Canyon

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What's happening over Bryce Canyon? What's happening over Bryce Canyon?


A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior

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The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora. The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora.


Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 01:42

It has been one of the better skies of this long night. It has been one of the better skies of this long night.


The Sombrero Galaxy from Hubble

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:42

Why does the Sombrero Galaxy look like a hat?  Why does the Sombrero Galaxy look like a hat?


Infrared Trifid

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:42

The Trifid Nebula, The Trifid Nebula,


Ultraviolet Rings of M31

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:42

A mere 2.5 million light-years away the Andromeda Galaxy, also A mere 2.5 million light-years away the Andromeda Galaxy, also


Comet PanSTARRS, Moon, and Venus

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:42

It is the object to the left of the big tree that's generating much recent excitement. It is the object to the left of the big tree that's generating much recent excitement.


Gamma ray Rain from 3C 279

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:42

If gamma-rays were raindrops a flare from a If gamma-rays were raindrops a flare from a


Comet Tails and Star Trails

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:42

Comet Tails and Star Trails Comet Tails and Star Trails


Comet PanSTARRS and a Crescent Moon

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:42

A comet has brightened quickly and unexpectedly. A comet has brightened quickly and unexpectedly.


The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:42

A new chapter in space flight began this week in 1950 July with the A new chapter in space flight began this week in 1950 July with the


Fly Over Pluto

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:42

Fly Over Pluto Fly Over Pluto


Charon

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:42

Icy world Charon is 1,200 kilometers across. Icy world Charon is 1,200 kilometers across.


50 Miles on Pluto

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:42

A 50 mile (80 kilometer) A 50 mile (80 kilometer)


Pluto Resolved

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 05:42

New Horizons has New Horizons has