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NGC 7331 and Beyond

18 hours 21 min ago

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy Big, beautiful spiral galaxy


Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang

18 hours 21 min ago

This was a sky to remember. This was a sky to remember.


W5: Pillars of Star Formation

18 hours 21 min ago

How do stars form? How do stars form?


The Potsdam Gravity Potato

18 hours 21 min ago

Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others?  Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others?


Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

18 hours 21 min ago

Where did all the stars go?  Where did all the stars go?


The Infrared Visible Andromeda

18 hours 21 min ago

The Infrared Visible Andromeda The Infrared Visible Andromeda


Reflections on the 1970s

18 hours 21 min ago

Reflections on the 1970s Reflections on the 1970s


Crystals on Mars

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:42

Crystals on Mars Crystals on Mars


Moondog Night

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:42

In this night scene from the early hours of November 14, In this night scene from the early hours of November 14,


The Reddening of M71

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:42

Now known to be a globular star cluster at the tender Now known to be a globular star cluster at the tender


The Flame Nebula in Visible and Infrared

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 03:42

What lights up the Flame Nebula?  What lights up the Flame Nebula?


Wanderers

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:42

How far out will humanity explore? How far out will humanity explore?


Aurora Shimmer Meteor Flash

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 03:42

Aurora Shimmer Meteor Flash     Aurora Shimmer Meteor Flash


Orion Launch

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 06:42

Headed for two orbits of planet Earth and a splashdown in the Pacific, Headed for two orbits of planet Earth and a splashdown in the Pacific,


Milky Way over Moon Valley

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 02:42

Milky Way over Moon Valley Milky Way over Moon Valley


Plato and the Lunar Alps

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:42

The dark-floored, 95 kilometer wide crater Plato and The dark-floored, 95 kilometer wide crater Plato and


Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:42

Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in


Eta Carinae and the Expanding Homunculus Nebula

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:42

How did the Eta Carinae star system create this unusual expanding nebula? How did the Eta Carinae star system create this unusual expanding nebula?


Stars and Dust Pillars in NGC 7822 from WISE

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 07:42

Hot, young stars and cosmic pillars of gas and dust Hot, young stars and cosmic pillars of gas and dust


The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 04:42

It may look like a grazing It may look like a grazing