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The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:42

The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty


Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:42

What would it look like to fly over dwarf planet Ceres? What would it look like to fly over dwarf planet Ceres?


Galaxy NGC 7714 After Collision

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:42

Is this galaxy jumping through a giant ring of stars? Is this galaxy jumping through a giant ring of stars?


The Milky Way over the Temple of Poseidon

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 03:42

What's that glowing in the distance? What's that glowing in the distance?


NGC 3132: The Eight Burst Nebula

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 03:42

It's the dim star, not the bright one, near the center of It's the dim star, not the bright one, near the center of


Into the Void

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:42

Into the Void Into the Void


Green Flash at Moonrise

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:42

Follow a sunset on a clear day against a distant horizon Follow a sunset on a clear day against a distant horizon


NGC 2419: Intergalactic Wanderer

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:42

Three objects stand out in Three objects stand out in


Flyby Image of Saturns Sponge Moon Hyperion

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 03:42

Why does this moon look like a sponge? Why does this moon look like a sponge?


Polaris and Comet Lovejoy

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 06:42

One of these two bright sky objects is moving. One of these two bright sky objects is moving.


Pulsating Aurora over Iceland

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 02:42

Why do some auroras pulsate? Why do some auroras pulsate?


Supernova 1994D and the Unexpected Universe

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:42

Long ago, far away, a star exploded.  Long ago, far away, a star exploded.


Messier Craters in Stereo

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 01:42

Many bright nebulae and star clusters in planet Earth's sky Many bright nebulae and star clusters in planet Earth's sky


Saturn at Opposition

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 04:42

Telescopic observers on Earth have been treated to spectacular Telescopic observers on Earth have been treated to spectacular


Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 00:42

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen


Approaching Pluto

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 03:42

Here comes Pluto. Here comes Pluto.


Starburst Galaxy M94

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 06:42

What could cause the center of What could cause the center of


The Galaxy Tree

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 02:42

First came the trees. First came the trees.


Space Shuttle Rising

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 06:42

What's that rising from the clouds?  What's that rising from the clouds?


NGC 7822 in Cepheus

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:42

Hot, young stars and Hot, young stars and