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At the Edge of NGC 2174

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:42

At the Edge of NGC 2174 At the Edge of NGC 2174


Mars Red and Spica Blue

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:42

A bright pair of sky objects will be visible together during the next few months. A bright pair of sky objects will be visible together during the next few months.


Space Station Robot Forgets Key Again

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 01:42

Space station robot AFJ013 has forgotten her space lock key again. Space station robot AFJ013 has forgotten her space lock key again.


2012 VP113: A New Furthest Known Orbit in the Solar System

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:42

What object has the furthest known orbit in our Solar System? What object has the furthest known orbit in our Solar System?


Io in True Color

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 01:42

The strangest moon in the The strangest moon in the


A Milky Way Dawn

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:42

A Milky Way Dawn A Milky Way Dawn


Stripping ESO 137-001

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:42

Stripping ESO 137-001 Stripping ESO 137-001


Stephan's Quintet Plus One

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:42

The first identified  compact galaxy group, The first identified compact galaxy group,


M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:42

An eerie blue glow and ominous columns of An eerie blue glow and ominous columns of


Orion Nebula in Surrounding Dust

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:42

What surrounds a hotbed of star formation?  What surrounds a hotbed of star formation?


Orion and Aurora over Iceland

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:42

If you see a sky like this -- photograph it. If you see a sky like this -- photograph it.


The View Near a Black Hole

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:42

In the center of a swirling whirlpool of hot gas In the center of a swirling whirlpool of hot gas


Martian Chiaroscuro

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:42

Martian Chiaroscuro Martian Chiaroscuro


Star Trails over El Capitan

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:42

Towering 3,000 feet from base to summit, the Towering 3,000 feet from base to summit, the


Solargraphy Analemmas

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 01:42

Solargraphy Analemmas Solargraphy Analemmas


Equinox on a Spinning Earth

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 05:42

When does the line between day and night become vertical? When does the line between day and night become vertical?


Cosmic Microwave Map Swirls Indicate Inflation

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 01:42

Did the universe undergo an early epoch of extremely rapid expansion? Did the universe undergo an early epoch of extremely rapid expansion?


Warped Sky: Star Trails over Arches National Park

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 04:42

What's happened to the sky?  What's happened to the sky?


The Antennae Galaxies in Collision

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:42

Two galaxies are squaring off in Two galaxies are squaring off in


Apollo 17 VIP Site Anaglyph

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 03:42

Get out your red/blue glasses Get out your red/blue glasses


New S*T*A*R Officers

These are the new Club Officers, voted in at the June 2013 Business Meeting.