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Dark Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 9:07am

Where did all the stars go?  Where did all the stars go?


Eclipsosaurus Rex

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 9:07am

We live in an era where We live in an era where


Global Aurora at Mars

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 9:07am

A strong solar event last month triggered A strong solar event last month triggered


Pluto's Bladed Terrain

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 9:07am

Pluto's Bladed Terrain Pluto's Bladed Terrain


The Soul Nebula in Infrared from Herschel

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 9:07am

Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia.


Ice Ring around Nearby Star Fomalhaut

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:07am

Why is there a large ice ring around Fomalhaut? Why is there a large ice ring around Fomalhaut?


Two Comets and a Star Cluster

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:07am

Two unusual spots are on the move near the famous Pleiades star cluster. Two unusual spots are on the move near the famous Pleiades star cluster.


Concept Plane: Supersonic Green Machine

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:07am

What will passenger airplanes be like in the future? What will passenger airplanes be like in the future?


Portrait of NGC 281

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:07am

Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281 Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281


Puppis A Supernova Remnant

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 9:07am

Puppis A Supernova Remnant Puppis A Supernova Remnant


LIGO Virgo GW170814 Skymap

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:07am

LIGO Virgo GW170814 Skymap LIGO Virgo GW170814 Skymap


Layers of a Total Solar Eclipse

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 9:07am

Neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night can keep a space-based spacecraft Neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night can keep a space-based spacecraft


Cassinis Last Ring Portrait at Saturn

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 9:07am

How should Cassini say farewell to Saturn? How should Cassini say farewell to Saturn?


Massive Shell Expelling Star G79 29 0 46

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 9:07am

Stars this volatile are quite rare. Stars this volatile are quite rare.


How to Identify that Light in the Sky

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 9:07am

What is that light in the sky? What is that light in the sky?


A Conjunction of Comets

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 9:07am

A conjunction A conjunction


Solar Eclipse Solargraph

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:07am

Today is the Today is the


A September Morning Sky

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:07am

The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the


The Big Corona

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 9:07am

Most photographs don't adequately portray the magnificence of the Most photographs don't adequately portray the magnificence of the


Veil Nebula: Wisps of an Exploded Star

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:07am

Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star.  Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star.


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