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The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 16:00

What's causing those odd rings in What's causing those odd rings in


Still Life with Reflecting Dust

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 14:00

In this beautiful In this beautiful


Sivan 2 to M31

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 12:00

From within the boundaries of the constellation Cassiopeia (left) to From within the boundaries of the constellation Cassiopeia (left) to


Annular Eclipse After Sunrise

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:00

From northern From northern


A Solar Eclipse with a Beaded Ring of Fire

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 08:00

What kind of eclipse is this? What kind of eclipse is this?


A White Oval Cloud on Jupiter from Juno

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 07:00

This storm cloud on Jupiter is almost as large as the Earth. This storm cloud on Jupiter is almost as large as the Earth.


Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens

Sun, 05/03/2017 - 18:00

Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens


A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana

Sat, 04/03/2017 - 16:00

Is that a spaceship or a cloud? Is that a spaceship or a cloud?


All Planets Panorama

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:00

All Planets Panorama All Planets Panorama


NGC 3621: Far Beyond the Local Group

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 12:00

 Far Beyond the Local Group NGC 3621: Far Beyond the Local Group


Seven Worlds for TRAPPIST 1

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 10:00

Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1,


Daphnis and the Rings of Saturn

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 08:00

What's happening to the rings of Saturn? What's happening to the rings of Saturn?


An Active Night over the Magellan Telescopes

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 19:00

The night sky is always changing. The night sky is always changing.


Almost Three Tails for Comet Encke

Sun, 26/02/2017 - 17:00

How can a comet have three tails? How can a comet have three tails?


Black Sun and Inverted Starfield

Sat, 25/02/2017 - 15:00

Does this strange dark ball look somehow familiar? Does this strange dark ball look somehow familiar?


Penumbral Eclipse Rising

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 14:00

As seen from Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida, planet Earth, As seen from Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida, planet Earth,


Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:00

NGC 660 is featured in NGC 660 is featured in


The Tulip and Cygnus X-1

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 10:00

Framing a bright emission region, Framing a bright emission region,


The Calabash Nebula from Hubble

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 08:00

Fast expanding gas clouds mark the end for a Fast expanding gas clouds mark the end for a


The Rosette Nebula

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 07:00

Would the Would the