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IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 18:00

 The Prawn Nebula IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula


Whirlpool with Comets

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 16:00

Whirlpool with Comets Whirlpool with Comets


NGC 4696: Filaments around a Black Hole

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 14:00

What's happening at the center of elliptical galaxy NGC 4696? What's happening at the center of elliptical galaxy NGC 4696?


Aurora over Jupiter's South Pole from Juno

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:00

Why is there a glowing oval over Jupiter's South Pole? Why is there a glowing oval over Jupiter's South Pole?


Lightning over Colorado

Sun, 11/12/2016 - 11:00

Have you ever watched a lightning storm in awe?  Have you ever watched a lightning storm in awe?


Official Star Names for Orion

Sat, 10/12/2016 - 09:00

Familiar stars in Orion and constellations across the sky now have official names. Familiar stars in Orion and constellations across the sky now have official names.


Galaxies in Pegasus

Fri, 09/12/2016 - 20:00

Galaxies in Pegasus Galaxies in Pegasus


A Triple Star is Born

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 17:00

A triple star system is forming, enshrouded within this dusty natal disk A triple star system is forming, enshrouded within this dusty natal disk


Flaming Star Nebula

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 15:00

Flaming Star Nebula Flaming Star Nebula


Milky Way over Shipwreck

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 13:00

What happened to this ship? What happened to this ship?