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Plane Crossing a Crescent Moon

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:26

No, this is not a good way to


New Data: Ultima Thule Surprisingly Flat

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:20

Ultima Thule is not the object humanity thought that it was last month.


Venus Unveiled

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:19

What does


Comet Iwamoto and the Sombrero Galaxy

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 17:18

Comet Iwamoto and the Sombrero Galaxy


Moon, Four Planets, and Emu

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 17:18

Moon, Four Planets, and Emu


Fox Fur, Unicorn, and Christmas Tree

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 17:16

Clouds of glowing hydrogen gas fill this colorful skyscape in the faint


Moon and Venus Appulse over a Tree

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:13

What's that bright spot near the Moon?


Perijove 16: Passing Jupiter

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:12

Watch Juno zoom past Jupiter


Henize 70: A Superbubble in the LMC

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:07

Massive stars profoundly affect their galactic environments.


An Airglow Fan from Lake to Sky

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:01

Why would the sky look like a giant fan?


LDN 1622: Dark Nebula in Orion

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 17:00

The silhouette of an intriguing


Twin Galaxies in Virgo

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 16:59

Spiral galaxy pair NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 share


Sharpless 308: Star Bubble

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 16:58

Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star,


Wide Field View of Great American Eclipse

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 16:46

Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the


Ultima Thule from New Horizons

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:45

How do distant asteroids differ from those near the Sun?


The Long Gas Tail of Spiral Galaxy D100

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 16:44

Why is there long red streak attached to this galaxy?


From the Northern to the Southern Cross

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:42

There is a road that connects the


The Umbra of Earth

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 16:42

The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth


Moon Struck

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 16:41

Moon Struck


Matterhorn, Moon, and Meteor

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 16:38

Matterhorn, Moon, and Meteor


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