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Blue Comet PanSTARRS

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:53

Discovered with the PanSTARRS telescope on September 7, 2016,


RCW 114: A Dragon s Heart in Ara

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:34

RCW 114: A Dragon s Heart in Ara


NGC 2623: Merging Galaxies from Hubble

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:53

Where do stars form when galaxies collide?


Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:18

It is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky -- what should it be named?


Clouds of Andromeda

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:14

What are those red clouds surrounding the Andromeda galaxy?


A Tether in Space

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:08

One of the greatest unrequited legends of


Planets on the Wing

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:23

Planets on the Wing


Carina over Lake Ballard

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 11:50

Carina over Lake Ballard


M1: The Incredible Expanding Crab

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:39

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first on


The Helix Nebula from CFHT

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 09:33

Will our Sun look like this one day?


Unexpected X Rays from Perseus Galaxy Cluster

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:32

Why does the Perseus galaxy cluster shine so strangely in one specific color of X-rays?


Sun Halo over Sweden

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 08:05

What's happened to the Sun?


To Fly Free in Space

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 06:28

What would it be like to fly free in space?


Apollo 17 VIP Site Anaglyph

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 04:53

Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this


M78 Wide Field

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 03:07

M78 Wide Field


Recycling Cassiopeia A

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:02

Massive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy live spectacular lives.


The Horsehead Nebula

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:48

One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky,


Grand Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 01:16

Grand Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232


Fireball in the Arctic

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 01:16

Something very bright suddenly lit up the arctic -- what was it?


SpaceX Rocket Launch Plume over California

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 23:18

What's happened to the sky?


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