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Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 16:00

Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp


NGC 1055 Close up

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:00

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of


NGC 2261: Hubble s Variable Nebula

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 12:00

What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?  What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?


The Prague Astronomical Clock

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:00

In the center of Prague there's a clock the size of a building. In the center of Prague there's a clock the size of a building.


A Dust Jet from the Surface of Comet 67P

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 08:00

Where do comet tails come from? Where do comet tails come from?


A Year of Full Moons

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 06:00

Do all full moons look the same? Do all full moons look the same?


NGC 891 vs Abell 347

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 13:00

Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky


Thor's Helmet Emission Nebula

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 13:00

This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with


Dark Matter in a Simulated Universe

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 13:00

Is our universe haunted? Is our universe haunted?


Orionid Meteors from Orion

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 13:00

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.  Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.


Night on a Spooky Planet

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 13:00

What spooky planet is this? What spooky planet is this?


NGC 6369: The Little Ghost Nebula

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 13:00

 The Little Ghost Nebula NGC 6369: The Little Ghost Nebula


Mirach's Ghost

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:00

Mirach's Ghost Mirach's Ghost


NGC 7635: Bubble in a Cosmic Sea

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:00

Adrift in a cosmic sea of Adrift in a cosmic sea of


Marius Hills: Holes in the Moon

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 07:00

Could humans live beneath the surface of the Moon? Could humans live beneath the surface of the Moon?


Where Your Elements Came From

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 05:00

The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the


NGC 4993: The Galactic Home of an Historic Explosion

Sun, 29/10/2017 - 16:00

That reddish dot -- it wasn't there before. That reddish dot -- it wasn't there before.