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Hayabusa2 Ascends from Asteroid Ryugu

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 11:35

Will spacecraft Hayabusa2 be able to land safely on asteroid Ryugu?


R Leporis: A Vampire's Star

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:34

Better known as


Orionids Meteors over Inner Mongolia

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:34

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.


Shells of Stars in Elliptical Galaxy PGC 42871

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:32

How do galaxies grow?


Ultraviolet Earth from an Observatory on the Moon

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:32

Which planet is this?


Airglow Borealis

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:32

Airglow Borealis


IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 11:29

These bright rims and flowing shapes look ghostly on a cosmic scale.


Barnard 150: Seahorse in Cepheus

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 11:29

Light-years across, this


Light Pillars over Whitefish Bay

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:28

What's happening in the sky?


Hyperion: Largest Known Galaxy Proto Supercluster

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:27

How did galaxies form in the early universe?


Apollo 12 Visits Surveyor 3

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 11:23

Apollo 12 Visits Surveyor 3


Meteor, Comet, and Seagull (Nebula)

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:23

A meteor, a comet, and a photogenic nebula have all been captured in this single image.


Halo of the Cat s Eye

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 11:19

Halo of the Cat s Eye


Summer to Winter Milky Way

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:18

Taken near local midnight, this autumn night's panorama follows the


Cherenkov Telescope at Sunset

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:13

On October 10, a new telescope reflected the light


M15: Dense Globular Star Cluster

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:12

M15: Dense Globular Star Cluster


Jupiter in Ultraviolet from Hubble

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:10

Jupiter looks a bit different in ultraviolet light.


M16: In and Around the Eagle Nebula

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:06

From afar, the whole thing looks like an


Orion in Red and Blue

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:02

When did Orion become so flashy?


Skygazers on the Beach

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:02

Kona, a young boxer, is a dog who loves splashing in the waves


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