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BHB2007: A Baby Binary Star in Formation

17 hours 18 min ago

How do binary stars form?


The Galaxy Above

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 01:25

Have you contemplated your home galaxy lately?


Andromeda before Photoshop

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 01:24

What does the Andromeda galaxy really look like?


A Stellar Jewel Box: Open Cluster NGC 290

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 01:23

Jewels don't shine this bright -- only stars do.


Interplanetary Earth

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 01:23

In an interplanetary first, on July 19, 2013


Planet Earth at Blue Hour

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 01:22

Nature photographers and other


Mid-Air Meteor and Milky Way

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:21

On September 24, a late evening commercial flight from


NGC 7714: Starburst after Galaxy Collision

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 01:21

Is this galaxy jumping through a


Sprite Lightning in HD

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:20

This phenomenon occurs in the sky over our heads, not the sea.


Io Eclipse Shadow on Jupiter from Juno

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:20

What's that dark spot on Jupiter?


The Horsehead Nebula

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 01:16

The Horsehead Nebula


Jupiter and the Moons

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 01:16

After sunset on October 3, some of the Solar System's largest moons


InSight on a Cloudy Day

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 01:15

InSight on a Cloudy Day


The Hydrogen Clouds of M33

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 01:15

Gorgeous spiral galaxy M33 seems to have more than its fair share of


Molecular Clouds in the Carina Nebula

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 00:17

They are not alive -- but they are dying.


Black Hole Safety Video

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 00:17

If you were a small one-eyed monster, would you want to visit a black hole?


Orion Rising over Brazil

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 00:17

Have you seen Orion lately?


MyCn 18: The Engraved Hourglass Planetary Nebula

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 00:15

Do you see the hourglass shape -- or does it see you?


An Analemma of the Sun

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 00:14

An Analemma of the Sun


The Annotated Galactic Center

Sat, 09/28/2019 - 00:13

The Annotated Galactic Center


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