APOD

Syndicate content APOD
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Updated: 6 hours 29 min ago

Aurora on Ice

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:42

Not from a snowglobe, this expansive fisheye Not from a snowglobe, this expansive fisheye


Exploring the Antennae

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:42

Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly


M100: A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 06:42

Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a


An Extremely Long Filament on the Sun

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:42

Yesterday, the Sun exhibited one of the longest filaments ever recorded. Yesterday, the Sun exhibited one of the longest filaments ever recorded.


Layered Rocks near Mount Sharp on Mars

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 06:42

What caused these Martian rocks to be layered? What caused these Martian rocks to be layered?


Carina Nebula Dust Pillar

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:42

This cosmic pillar of gas and dust is nearly two light-years wide. This cosmic pillar of gas and dust is nearly two light-years wide.


An Aurora of Marbles

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 05:42

An Aurora of Marbles An Aurora of Marbles


Jupiter Triple-Moon Conjunction

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:42

Our solar system's Our solar system's


M104: The Sombrero Galaxy

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 04:42

The striking spiral galaxy The striking spiral galaxy


Stars, Sprites, Clouds, Auroras

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:42

What are those red streaks in the sky? What are those red streaks in the sky?


Jets from Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 04:42

Where do comet tails come from? Where do comet tails come from?


Titan Seas Reflect Sunlight

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 02:42

Why would the surface of Titan light up with a blinding flash? Why would the surface of Titan light up with a blinding flash?


NGC 4676: When Mice Collide

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 02:42

These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart.  These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart.


Yellow Balls in W33

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 05:42

Yellow Balls in W33 Yellow Balls in W33


A Night at Poker Flat

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:42

Four NASA suborbital Four NASA suborbital


Close Encounter with M44

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:42

On Monday, January 26, well-tracked On Monday, January 26, well-tracked


Comet Lovejoy in a Winter Sky

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:42

Which of these night sky icons can you find in this beautiful and deep exposure of the northern winter sky? Which of these night sky icons can you find in this beautiful and deep exposure of the northern winter sky?


Our Galaxy's Magnetic Field from Planck

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 05:42

What does the magnetic field of our Galaxy look like? What does the magnetic field of our Galaxy look like?


The Milky Way over the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 02:42

You may have heard of the You may have heard of the


A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:42

A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence