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Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 22:23

What's happening above that volcano?


Human as Spaceship

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 22:23

You are a spaceship soaring through the universe.


1901 Photograph: The Orion Nebula

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 22:23

By the turn of the 20th century advances in photography


The Elephant s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 22:09

Like an illustration in a galactic


The Perseids and the Plough

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 22:09

Despite interfering moonlight, many denizens of planet Earth were able


Saturn Behind the Moon

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:08

What's that next to the Moon?


Supernova Cannon Expels Pulsar J0002

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 22:07

What could shoot out a neutron star like a cannon ball?


Perseid Meteors over Slovakia

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 22:04

Tonight is a good night to see meteors.


Arp 87: Merging Galaxies from Hubble

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 22:04

This dance is to the death.


M16 Close Up

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 22:03

A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by


Atlas at Dawn

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 22:03

This single, 251-second long exposure follows the early flight of an


Curiosity at Teal Ridge

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 22:02

Part of a 360 degree panorama,


Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 21:54

This is a good month to see Jupiter.


The Local Void in the Nearby Universe

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 21:54

What does our region of the Universe look like?


A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 21:50

If you saw a total solar eclipse, would you do a double-take?


Rumors of a Dark Universe

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 21:48

Twenty-one years ago


Mimas in Saturnlight

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 21:47

Peering from the shadows, the


Chamaeleon II Dark Cloud

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 21:46

A small constellation hiding near the


Elements in the Aftermath

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 21:46

Massive stars spend their brief lives furiously burning nuclear fuel.


IC 1795: The Fishhead Nebula

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 21:45

IC 1795: The Fishhead Nebula


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