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Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri

Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

Globular star cluster Globular star cluster


NGC 1499: The California Nebula

Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy,


Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen


The Orion You Can Almost See

Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

Do you recognize this constellation? Do you recognize this constellation?


Animation: Spiral Disk around a Black Hole

Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

What would it look like to orbit a black hole? What would it look like to orbit a black hole?


Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna

Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

What's happening above that volcano? What's happening above that volcano?


Leaving Earth

Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

What it would look like to leave planet Earth? What it would look like to leave planet Earth?


Human as Spaceship

Sat, 24/08/2019 - 07:00

You are a spaceship soaring through the universe. You are a spaceship soaring through the universe.


1901 Photograph: The Orion Nebula

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 18:00

By the turn of the 20th century advances in photography By the turn of the 20th century advances in photography


The Elephant s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

Thu, 22/08/2019 - 16:00

Like an illustration in a galactic Like an illustration in a galactic


The Perseids and the Plough

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 14:00

Despite interfering moonlight, many denizens of planet Earth were able Despite interfering moonlight, many denizens of planet Earth were able


Saturn Behind the Moon

Tue, 20/08/2019 - 12:00

What's that next to the Moon? What's that next to the Moon?


Supernova Cannon Expels Pulsar J0002

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 10:00

What could shoot out a neutron star like a cannon ball? What could shoot out a neutron star like a cannon ball?


Perseid Meteors over Slovakia

Sun, 18/08/2019 - 08:00

Tonight is a good night to see meteors. Tonight is a good night to see meteors.


Arp 87: Merging Galaxies from Hubble

Sat, 17/08/2019 - 06:00

This dance is to the death. This dance is to the death.


M16 Close Up

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 17:00

A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by


Atlas at Dawn

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 15:00

This single, 251-second long exposure follows the early flight of an This single, 251-second long exposure follows the early flight of an


Curiosity at Teal Ridge

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 13:00

Part of a 360 degree panorama, Part of a 360 degree panorama,


Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 11:00

This is a good month to see Jupiter. This is a good month to see Jupiter.


The Local Void in the Nearby Universe

Mon, 12/08/2019 - 09:00

What does our region of the Universe look like? What does our region of the Universe look like?