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Updated: 14 hours 21 min ago

Solstice Dawn and Full Moonset

14 hours 21 min ago

A Full Moon sets as the Solstice Sun rises in this June 20 dawn skyscape. A Full Moon sets as the Solstice Sun rises in this June 20 dawn skyscape.


Cirrus over Paris

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:07am

What's that over Paris? What's that over Paris?


NGC 6814: Grand Design Spiral Galaxy from Hubble

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 9:07am

In the center of this serene stellar swirl is likely a harrowing black-hole beast. In the center of this serene stellar swirl is likely a harrowing black-hole beast.


Sunrise Solstice over Stonehenge

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:07am

Today the Sun reaches its northernmost point in planet Earth's sky.  Today the Sun reaches its northernmost point in planet Earth's sky.


Galaxy and Planets Beyond Bristlecone Pines

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 9:07am

What's older than these ancient trees? What's older than these ancient trees?


Sputnik Planum vs. Krun Macula

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 9:07am

Sputnik Planum vs. Krun Macula Sputnik Planum vs. Krun Macula


Comet PanSTARRS in the Southern Fish

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 9:07am

Comet PanSTARRS in the Southern Fish Comet PanSTARRS in the Southern Fish


Northern Lights above Lofoten

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:07am

Northern Lights above Lofoten Northern Lights above Lofoten


GW151226: A Second Confirmed Source of Gravitational Radiation

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 9:07am

A new sky is becoming visible. A new sky is becoming visible.


The North America and Pelican Nebulas

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 9:07am

Here lie familiar shapes in Here lie familiar shapes in


Unexplained Dimmings in KIC 8462852

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 9:07am

Why does star KIC 8462852 keep wavering? Why does star KIC 8462852 keep wavering?


A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:07am

What kind of cloud is this?  What kind of cloud is this?


The Fornax Cluster of Galaxies

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 9:07am

Named for the southern Named for the southern


NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 9:07am

NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula, is a NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula, is a


Pluto at Night

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:07am

The night side of Pluto spans The night side of Pluto spans


The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:07am

While drifting through the cosmos, While drifting through the cosmos,


Night on Venus in Infrared from Orbiting Akatsuki

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 9:07am

Why is Venus so different from Earth? Why is Venus so different from Earth?


The Supernova and Cepheids of Spiral Galaxy UGC 9391

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:07am

What can this galaxy tell us about the expansion rate of the universe? What can this galaxy tell us about the expansion rate of the universe?


Comet PanSTARRS and the Helix Nebula

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:07am

It's rare that such different objects are imaged so It's rare that such different objects are imaged so


The Shadow of Surveyor 1

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 9:07am

The Shadow of Surveyor 1 The Shadow of Surveyor 1


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