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Old Moon in the New Moon s Arms

13 hours 31 min ago

Also known as the Moon's "ashen glow" or the "Old Moon in the


Clouds in the LMC

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Clouds in the LMC Clouds in the LMC


Blue Comet in the Hyades

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Blue Comet in the Hyades Blue Comet in the Hyades


In the Valley of Orion

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In the Valley of Orion In the Valley of Orion


An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus

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An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus


Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula

13 hours 31 min ago

By starlight this eerie visage shines in the dark, By starlight this eerie visage shines in the dark,


The Upper Michigan Blizzard of 1938

13 hours 31 min ago

Yes, but can your blizzard do this? Yes, but can your blizzard do this?


Three Galaxies and a Comet

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 18:00

Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae


Launch and Landing

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 16:00

A composite of three consecutive exposures, A composite of three consecutive exposures,


Blue Comet PanSTARRS

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 14:00

Discovered with the PanSTARRS telescope on September 7, 2016, Discovered with the PanSTARRS telescope on September 7, 2016,


RCW 114: A Dragon's Heart in Ara

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 13:00

 A Dragon's Heart in Ara RCW 114: A Dragon's Heart in Ara


NGC 2623: Merging Galaxies from Hubble

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 11:00

Where do stars form when galaxies collide? Where do stars form when galaxies collide?


Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 09:00

It is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky -- what should it be named? It is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky -- what should it be named?


Clouds of Andromeda

Sun, 14/01/2018 - 08:00

What are those red clouds surrounding the Andromeda galaxy? What are those red clouds surrounding the Andromeda galaxy?


A Tether in Space

Sat, 13/01/2018 - 06:00

One of the greatest unrequited legends of One of the greatest unrequited legends of


Planets on the Wing

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 17:00

Planets on the Wing Planets on the Wing


Carina over Lake Ballard

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:00

Carina over Lake Ballard Carina over Lake Ballard


M1: The Incredible Expanding Crab

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 13:00

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first on The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first on


The Helix Nebula from CFHT

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 11:00

Will our Sun look like this one day?  Will our Sun look like this one day?


Unexpected X-Rays from Perseus Galaxy Cluster

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 09:00

Why does the Perseus galaxy cluster shine so strangely in one specific color of X-rays? Why does the Perseus galaxy cluster shine so strangely in one specific color of X-rays?