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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?


A Plurality of Singularities at the Galactic Center

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 05:29

A recent informal poll found that astronomers don't yet have a good


NGC 1360: The Robin s Egg Nebula

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 05:02

NGC 1360: The Robin s Egg Nebula


Galaxies in the River

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:28

Large galaxies grow by eating small ones.


The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 04:26

How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created?


The Observable Universe

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 04:23

How far can you see?


The Unusual Boulder at Tychos Peak

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 04:12

Why is there a large boulder near the center of Tycho's peak?


Meteors, Planes, and a Galaxy over Bryce Canyon

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 04:11

Sometimes land and sky are both busy and beautiful.


Stickney Crater

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 03:22

Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos,


The View Toward M101

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 02:38

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last


Opposite the Setting Sun

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:32

On April 30, a


Moon Halo over Stone Circle

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 02:29

Have you ever seen a halo around the


The Aurora and the Sunrise

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:26

On the International Space Station (ISS),


Total Solar Eclipse Corona in HDR

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 02:25

How great was the


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