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Hubble 25th Anniversary: Pillars of Creation

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:42

 Pillars of Creation Hubble 25th Anniversary: Pillars of Creation


100 Million Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 03:42

What stars compose the Andromeda galaxy? What stars compose the Andromeda galaxy?


A Fox Fur, a Unicorn, and a Christmas Tree

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 06:42

 What do the following things have in common:


Crescent Rhea Occults Crescent Saturn

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 02:42

Soft hues, partially lit orbs, a thin trace of the ring, and slight shadows highlight this understated view of the majestic surroundings of the giant planet Saturn.  Soft hues, partially lit orbs, a thin trace of the ring, and slight shadows highlight this understated view of the majestic surroundings of the giant planet Saturn.


Apollo 17: A Stereo View from Lunar Orbit

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:42

Get out your Get out your


At the Heart of Orion

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 02:42

At the Heart of Orion At the Heart of Orion


Vela Supernova Remnant

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:42

The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy runs through this The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy runs through this


Comet Lovejoy before a Globular Star Cluster

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:42

Comet Lovejoy has Comet Lovejoy has


Observatory, Mountains, Universe

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 06:42

The awesomeness in this image comes in layers. The awesomeness in this image comes in layers.


The Sun in X rays from NuSTAR

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 03:42

Why are the regions above sunspots so hot? Why are the regions above sunspots so hot?


Unusual Light Pillars over Latvia

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 00:42

What's happening over that town? What's happening over that town?


The Winter Shower

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:42

Known in the north as a winter meteor shower, the 2014 Known in the north as a winter meteor shower, the 2014


Cetus Duo M77 and NGC 1055

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 00:42

At the top right, At the top right,


This Comet Lovejoy

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 03:42

Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, is framed like a cosmic Christmas tree Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, is framed like a cosmic Christmas tree


IC 1795: The Fishhead Nebula

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:42

To some, this nebula looks like the To some, this nebula looks like the


The Cliffs of Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 02:42

These high cliffs occur on the surface of a comet. These high cliffs occur on the surface of a comet.


The Mysterious Methane of Mars

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 05:42

What's creating methane on Mars? What's creating methane on Mars?


Tyrrhenian Sea and Solstice Sky

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 01:42

Tyrrhenian Sea and Solstice Sky      Tyrrhenian Sea and Solstice Sky


Apollo 11 Landing Site Panorama

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 05:42

Have you seen Have you seen


Reflections on the 1970s

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 02:42

Reflections on the 1970s Reflections on the 1970s