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Pluto in Enhanced Color

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Pluto in Enhanced Color Pluto in Enhanced Color


M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

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What is the nearest major What is the nearest major


The Seagull Nebula

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A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents


Puppis A Supernova Remnant

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Puppis A Supernova Remnant Puppis A Supernova Remnant


The Large Cloud of Magellan

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The 16th century Portuguese navigator The 16th century Portuguese navigator


Collinder 399: The Coat Hanger

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Is this coat hanger a star cluster or an asterism?  Is this coat hanger a star cluster or an asterism?


Distant Neutrinos Detected Below Antarctic Ice

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From where do these neutrinos come? From where do these neutrinos come?


Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Ranier

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:42

Despite appearances, the sky is not falling. Despite appearances, the sky is not falling.


Dione, Rings, Shadows, Saturn

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 01:42

What's happening in this strange juxtaposition of moon and planet? What's happening in this strange juxtaposition of moon and planet?


Giant Cluster Bends Breaks Images

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:42

What are those strange blue objects?  What are those strange blue objects?


Little Planet Curiosity

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 01:42

A curious robot almost completely straddles this rocky little planet. A curious robot almost completely straddles this rocky little planet.


Sprites from Space

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:42

Sprites from Space Sprites from Space


M27: Not a Comet

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:42

While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France,


Central Cygnus Skyscape

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:42

In cosmic brush strokes In cosmic brush strokes


Announcing Comet Catalina

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 01:42

Will Comet Catalina become visible to the unaided eye? Will Comet Catalina become visible to the unaided eye?


Andromeda Rising over the Alps

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 04:42

Have you ever seen the Andromeda galaxy? Have you ever seen the Andromeda galaxy?


M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 00:42

This is the mess that is left when a star explodes.  This is the mess that is left when a star explodes.


Perihelion Approaches

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 03:42

This dramatic outburst from the nucleus of This dramatic outburst from the nucleus of


Comet Dust over Enchanted Rock

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:42

Dusty debris from Dusty debris from


Moonless Meteors and the Milky Way

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 03:42

Have you watched the Have you watched the