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Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:12

Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars


NGC 7822: Stars and Dust Pillars in Infrared

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:09

Young stars themselves are clearing out their nursery in NGC 7822.


Friday the Moon Smiled

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:07

Friday the Moon Smiled


Major Fireball Meteor

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:52

Major Fireball Meteor


The Tarantula Nebula

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:52

The Tarantula Nebula


NGC 7789: Caroline's Rose

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00

Found among the rich starfields of the Milky Way,


The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

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

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:05

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


A Happy Sky over Los Angeles

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:44

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


A Colourful Moon

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:31

A Colourful Moon


Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp


NGC 1055 Close up

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

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


NGC 2261: Hubble s Variable Nebula

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?


The Prague Astronomical Clock

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

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

Where do comet tails come from?


A Year of Full Moons

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:11

Do all full moons look the same?


NGC 891 vs Abell 347

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:01

Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky


Thor's Helmet Emission Nebula

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:56

This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with


Dark Matter in a Simulated Universe

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:34

Is our universe haunted?


Orionid Meteors from Orion

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:15

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.


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