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A Total Lunar Eclipse Over Tajikistan

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:42

If the full Moon suddenly faded, what would you see? If the full Moon suddenly faded, what would you see?


Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:42

Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn


Aurora and Milky Way in a Little Sky

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:42

Stepping stones seem to lead to the Milky Way Stepping stones seem to lead to the Milky Way


The Bubble Nebula

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 06:42

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


The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:42

The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often


A Full Circle Rainbow over Australia

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:42

Have you ever seen an entire rainbow? Have you ever seen an entire rainbow?


Unusual Rocks near Pahrump Hills on Mars

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:42

How did these Martian rocks form? How did these Martian rocks form?


Two Black Holes Dancing in 3C 75

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:42

What's happening at the center of active galaxy 3C 75? What's happening at the center of active galaxy 3C 75?


A Launch and a Landing

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42

Taken from an Atlantic beach, Cape Canaveral, Taken from an Atlantic beach, Cape Canaveral,


MAVEN at Mars

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:42

Launched on November 18, 2013, the MAVEN Launched on November 18, 2013, the MAVEN


NGC 206 and the Star Clouds of Andromeda

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:42

The large stellar association cataloged as The large stellar association cataloged as


The Lagoon Nebula in Stars Dust and Gas

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:42

The large majestic The large majestic


Aurora and Volcanic Light Pillar

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:42

That's no sunset. That's no sunset.


Earth at Equinox

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:42

Earth is at equinox. Earth is at equinox.


Saturn at Equinox

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:42

How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun? How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun?


Shoreline of the Universe

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:42

Shoreline of the Universe Shoreline of the Universe


Potentially Habitable Moons

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 06:42

Potentially Habitable Moons Potentially Habitable Moons


Cocoon Nebula Wide Field

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:42

Cocoon Nebula Wide Field Cocoon Nebula Wide Field


Aurora over Maine

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 01:42

It has been a good week for auroras. It has been a good week for auroras.


Milky Way above Atacama Salt Lagoon

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:42

Galaxies, stars, and a serene reflecting pool combine to create this memorable land and skyscape. Galaxies, stars, and a serene reflecting pool combine to create this memorable land and skyscape.