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Moon over Makemake

4 hours 16 min ago

Moon over Makemake Moon over Makemake


Fermi's Gamma-ray Moon

4 hours 16 min ago

If you could only see If you could only see


A Dust Angel Nebula

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:07am

The combined light of The combined light of


Omega Centauri: The Brightest Globular Star Cluster

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:07am

This huge ball of stars predates our Sun. This huge ball of stars predates our Sun.


NGC 6872: A Stretched Spiral Galaxy

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:07am

What makes this spiral galaxy so long?  What makes this spiral galaxy so long?


Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 9:07am

It's easy to get lost following the intricate strands of the Spaghetti Nebula. It's easy to get lost following the intricate strands of the Spaghetti Nebula.


M16: Pillars of Star Creation

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 9:07am

Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula.  Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula.


Milky Way in Moonlight

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 9:07am

A waning crescent moon, early morning twilight, and A waning crescent moon, early morning twilight, and


NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 9:07am

Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar


The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 9:07am

The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy


Galaxy Einstein Ring

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 9:07am

Can one galaxy hide behind another?  Can one galaxy hide behind another?


Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 9:07am

What kind of clouds are these? What kind of clouds are these?


Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 9:07am

Want to take a fast trip to the edge of the Solar System? Want to take a fast trip to the edge of the Solar System?


Mercury and Crescent Moon Set

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:07am

Mercury and Crescent Moon Set Mercury and Crescent Moon Set


Full Venus and Crescent Moon Rise

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:07am

Full Venus and Crescent Moon Rise Full Venus and Crescent Moon Rise


Orion in Red and Blue

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:07am

When did Orion become so flashy? When did Orion become so flashy?


Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from Earth and Space

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:07am

Sometimes, a total eclipse is a good time to eye the Sun. Sometimes, a total eclipse is a good time to eye the Sun.


The Comet and the Star Cluster

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 9:07am

Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright. Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright.


Cassini Approaches Saturn

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 9:07am

Cassini, a Cassini, a


A Green Flash of Spring

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 9:07am

Taken on March 20 from the top of Taken on March 20 from the top of


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