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Mars Approach

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 19:23

Since the distance from Earth to Mars changes drastically as


NGC 6744 Close Up

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 19:04

Beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6744 is nearly 175,000 light-years


The Case of the Backwards Orbiting Asteroid

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 18:04

Why does asteroid 2015 BZ509 orbit the Sun the backwards?


Aurora and Manicouagan Crater from the Space Station

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 18:03

How many of these can you find in today's featured photograph: an aurora, airglow, one of the oldest impact craters on the Earth, snow and ice, stars, city lights, and part of the International Space Station?


Seven Dusty Sisters

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 17:31

Is this really the famous Pleaides star cluster?


Coronal Rain on the Sun

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 17:25

Does it rain on the


Titan: Moon over Saturn

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 17:00

Like Earth's moon,


Galaxies Away

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 16:38

This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away,


The Gum Nebula Expanse

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 16:23

Named for a cosmic cloud hunter, Australian astronomer


Spiral Galaxy NGC 4038 in Collision

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:52

This galaxy is having a bad millennium.


Craters and Shadows at the Lunar Terminator

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:28

Why does the right part of this image of the Moon stand out?


Jupiter Cloud Animation from Juno

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:14

How do Jupiter's clouds move?


In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:41

In the heart of monstrous


Reflections of Venus and Moon

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:38

Reflections of Venus and Moon


Attack of the Laser Guide Stars

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 14:08

Attack of the Laser Guide Stars


Milky Way vs Airglow Australis

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:34

Milky Way vs Airglow Australis


Rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:58

This image is not blurry.


Kepler s House in Linz

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:56

Four hundred years ago today


Saturns Hyperion in Natural Color

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:51

What lies at the bottom of


Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 08:12

Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning?


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