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Aurora and Manicouagan Crater from the Space Station

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 13:00

 an aurora, airglow, one of the oldest impact craters on the Earth, snow and ice, stars, city lights, and part of the International Space Station? How many of these can you find in today's featured photograph: an aurora, airglow, one of the oldest impact craters on the Earth, snow and ice, stars, city lights, and part of the International Space Station?


Seven Dusty Sisters

Sun, 03/06/2018 - 11:00

Is this really the famous Pleaides star cluster? Is this really the famous Pleaides star cluster?


Coronal Rain on the Sun

Sat, 02/06/2018 - 09:00

Does it rain on the Does it rain on the


Titan: Moon over Saturn

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 07:00

Like Earth's moon, Like Earth's moon,


Galaxies Away

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 18:00

This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away, This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away,


The Gum Nebula Expanse

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 16:00

Named for a cosmic cloud hunter, Australian astronomer Named for a cosmic cloud hunter, Australian astronomer


Spiral Galaxy NGC 4038 in Collision

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 14:00

This galaxy is having a bad millennium. This galaxy is having a bad millennium.


Craters and Shadows at the Lunar Terminator

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 12:00

Why does the right part of this image of the Moon stand out? Why does the right part of this image of the Moon stand out?


Jupiter Cloud Animation from Juno

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 10:00

How do Jupiter's clouds move? How do Jupiter's clouds move?


In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 08:00

In the heart of monstrous In the heart of monstrous


Reflections of Venus and Moon

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 06:00

Reflections of Venus and Moon Reflections of Venus and Moon


Attack of the Laser Guide Stars

Thu, 24/05/2018 - 17:00

Attack of the Laser Guide Stars Attack of the Laser Guide Stars


Milky Way vs Airglow Australis

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 15:00

Milky Way vs Airglow Australis Milky Way vs Airglow Australis


Rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 13:00

This image is not blurry. This image is not blurry.


Kepler's House in Linz

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 11:00

Four hundred years ago today Four hundred years ago today


Saturn's Hyperion in Natural Color

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 09:00

What lies at the bottom of What lies at the bottom of


Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning

Sat, 19/05/2018 - 07:00

Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning? Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning?


A Plurality of Singularities at the Galactic Center

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 06:00

A recent informal poll found that astronomers don't yet have a good A recent informal poll found that astronomers don't yet have a good


NGC 1360: The Robin's Egg Nebula

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 17:00

 The Robin's Egg Nebula NGC 1360: The Robin's Egg Nebula


Galaxies in the River

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 15:00

Large galaxies grow by eating small ones. Large galaxies grow by eating small ones.