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Major Fireball Meteor

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:52

Major Fireball Meteor


The Tarantula Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:52

The Tarantula Nebula


NGC 7789: Caroline's Rose

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00

Found among the rich starfields of the Milky Way,


The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:58

The well-known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of


Comet Machholz Approaches the Sun

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:05

Why is Comet Maccholz so depleted of carbon-containing chemicals?


A Happy Sky over Los Angeles

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:44

Sometimes, the sky may seem to smile over much of planet Earth.


A Colourful Moon

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:31

A Colourful Moon


Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp


NGC 1055 Close up

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of


NGC 2261: Hubble s Variable Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?


The Prague Astronomical Clock

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

In the center of Prague there's a clock the size of a building.


A Dust Jet from the Surface of Comet 67P

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

Where do comet tails come from?


A Year of Full Moons

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

Do all full moons look the same?


NGC 891 vs Abell 347

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:01

Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky


Thor's Helmet Emission Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:56

This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with


Dark Matter in a Simulated Universe

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:34

Is our universe haunted?


Orionid Meteors from Orion

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:15

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.


Night on a Spooky Planet

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:53

What spooky planet is this?


NGC 6369: The Little Ghost Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 09:28

NGC 6369: The Little Ghost Nebula


Mirach's Ghost

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 08:57

Mirach's Ghost


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