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Fortuitous Flash Candidate for the Farthest Star Yet Seen

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 15:00

Was this flash the farthest star yet seen? Was this flash the farthest star yet seen?


Dragon Aurora over Norway

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 13:00

What's that in the sky? What's that in the sky?


The Sun Unleashed: Monster Filament in Ultraviolet

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 11:00

One of the most spectacular solar sights is an explosive flare. One of the most spectacular solar sights is an explosive flare.


NGC 6960: The Witchs Broom Nebula

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 09:00

Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history,


Painting with Jupiter

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 07:00

Painting with Jupiter Painting with Jupiter


NGC 3324 in Carina

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 06:00

NGC 3324 in Carina NGC 3324 in Carina


NGC 289: Swirl in the Southern Sky

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 17:00

About 70 million light-years distant, gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 289 is larger About 70 million light-years distant, gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 289 is larger


Intrepid Crater on Mars from Opportunity

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 15:00

The robotic rover Opportunity sometimes passes small craters on Mars. The robotic rover Opportunity sometimes passes small craters on Mars.


The Milky Way over the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 13:00

You may have heard of the You may have heard of the


Moons, Rings, Shadows, Clouds: Saturn (Cassini)

Sun, 08/04/2018 - 11:00

While cruising around Saturn, While cruising around Saturn,


I Brought You the Moon

Sat, 07/04/2018 - 09:00

I love you so much that I brought you the Moon.  I love you so much that I brought you the Moon.


Twilight in a Western Sky

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 07:00

A slender crescent Moon and inner A slender crescent Moon and inner


NGC 247 and Friends

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 18:00

About 70,000 light-years across, About 70,000 light-years across,


NGC 2023 in the Horsehead's Shadow

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:00

Carved by a bright Carved by a bright


Blue Moon Tree

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 14:00

Does an alignment like this occur only once in a blue moon? Does an alignment like this occur only once in a blue moon?


Mars Between Nebulas

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 12:00

What's that bright red spot between the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas? What's that bright red spot between the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas?


The Coma Cluster of Galaxies

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 10:00

Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy. Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy.


Announcing Nova Carinae 2018

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 09:00

How bright will Nova Carinae 2018 become? How bright will Nova Carinae 2018 become?


NGC 602 and Beyond

Fri, 30/03/2018 - 07:00

Near the outskirts of the Near the outskirts of the


Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 18:00

Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in