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Messier 43

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:42

Messier 43 Messier 43


5 Million Miles from Pluto

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:42

5 Million Miles from Pluto 5 Million Miles from Pluto


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Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:42

That is not our Moon. That is not our Moon.


Zeta Oph: Runaway Star

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:42

Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas,


Aurora Australis

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:42

Not fireworks, these intense shimmering lights Not fireworks, these intense shimmering lights


Venus and Jupiter are Far

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:42

On June 30 Venus and Jupiter were actually far apart, but both On June 30 Venus and Jupiter were actually far apart, but both


Venus and Jupiter are Close

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:42

On June 30, Venus and Jupiter were close in western skies at dusk. On June 30, Venus and Jupiter were close in western skies at dusk.


Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:42

Have you seen the passing planets yet? Have you seen the passing planets yet?


An Unusual Mountain on Asteroid Ceres

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:42

What created this large mountain on asteroid Ceres? What created this large mountain on asteroid Ceres?


Sunspot Group AR 2339 Crosses the Sun

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 04:42

How do sunspots evolve? How do sunspots evolve?


All the Colors of the Sun

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:42

It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors.


Stars of a Summer Triangle

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:42

Rising at the start of a northern summer's night, these Rising at the start of a northern summer's night, these


Planet Aurora

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:42

Planet Aurora Planet Aurora


Star Trails Above Table Mountain

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:42

Stars trail above and urban lights sprawl below in Stars trail above and urban lights sprawl below in


Triple Conjunction Over Galician National Park

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:42

What are those bright objects hovering over the horizon? What are those bright objects hovering over the horizon?


Sharpless 308: Star Bubble

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 02:42

Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star,


New Horizons

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:42

In three weeks, the robotic New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto. In three weeks, the robotic New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto.


Rings and Seasons of Saturn

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:42

On Saturn, the rings tell you the season. On Saturn, the rings tell you the season.


M64: The Black Eye Galaxy

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 01:42

This big, bright, beautiful spiral galaxy is This big, bright, beautiful spiral galaxy is


M45: The Pleiades Star Cluster

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 01:42

Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster?