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Updated: 9 hours 41 min ago

Electric Night

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It may appear, at first, like the Galaxy is producing the lightning, but really it's the Earth. It may appear, at first, like the Galaxy is producing the lightning, but really it's the Earth.


M27: The Dumbbell Nebula

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Is this what will become of our Sun? Is this what will become of our Sun?


Mercury Crosses a Quiet Sun

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What's that black dot crossing the Sun? What's that black dot crossing the Sun?


Starburst Galaxy M94 from Hubble

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Why does this galaxy have a ring of bright blue stars? Why does this galaxy have a ring of bright blue stars?


Star Trails for a Red Planet

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Star Trails for a Red Planet Star Trails for a Red Planet


Galileo's Europa Remastered

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Looping through the Jovian system in the late 1990s, the Looping through the Jovian system in the late 1990s, the


Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744


Moon and Planets at Twilight

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 10:00

This week's ongoing conjunction This week's ongoing conjunction


Hoags Object: A Nearly Perfect Ring Galaxy

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 08:00

Is this one galaxy or two?  Is this one galaxy or two?


Venus and Jupiter on the Horizon

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 06:00

What are those two bright objects on the horizon? What are those two bright objects on the horizon?


NGC 6995: The Bat Nebula

Sun, 01/12/2019 - 17:00

Do you see the bat? Do you see the bat?


Apollo 12: Self Portrait

Sat, 30/11/2019 - 15:00

Is this image art? Is this image art?


Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View

Fri, 29/11/2019 - 13:00

Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View


Orion Rising

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 12:00

Orion Rising Orion Rising


Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:00

It's easy to get lost following the intricate looping filaments in It's easy to get lost following the intricate looping filaments in


Arp 273: Battling Galaxies from Hubble

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 08:00

What's happening to these spiral galaxies? What's happening to these spiral galaxies?


Milky Way over Uruguayan Lighthouse

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 06:00

Can a lighthouse illuminate a galaxy? Can a lighthouse illuminate a galaxy?


Passing Asteroid Arrokoth

Sun, 24/11/2019 - 17:00

What would it look like to pass asteroid Arrokoth? What would it look like to pass asteroid Arrokoth?


Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud

Sat, 23/11/2019 - 15:00

How do stars form? How do stars form?


The Star Streams of NGC 5907

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 14:00

Grand tidal streams of stars seem to surround galaxy Grand tidal streams of stars seem to surround galaxy