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Nebula with Laser Beams

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Nebula with Laser Beams Nebula with Laser Beams


King of Wings Hoodoo under the Milky Way

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This rock structure is not only surreal -- it's real. This rock structure is not only surreal -- it's real.


Black Hole Accreting with Jet

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What happens when a black hole devours a star? What happens when a black hole devours a star?


Tardigrade in Moss

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Is this an alien? Is this an alien?


Ganymede's Shadow

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Approaching Approaching


The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy

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The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy


Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus

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This complex of dusty nebulae lingers along the edge of This complex of dusty nebulae lingers along the edge of


SH2-155: The Cave Nebula

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 09:00

 The Cave Nebula SH2-155: The Cave Nebula


Central Cygnus Skyscape

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 07:00

Central Cygnus Skyscape Central Cygnus Skyscape


Fast Stars and Rogue Planets in the Orion Nebula

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 18:00

Start with the constellation of Orion. Start with the constellation of Orion.


The Aurora Tree

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 16:00

Yes, but can your tree do this? Yes, but can your tree do this?


Equinox on a Spinning Earth

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 14:00

When does the line between day and night become vertical? When does the line between day and night become vertical?


JWST: Ghosts and Mirrors

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 12:00

 Ghosts and Mirrors JWST: Ghosts and Mirrors


Phases of Venus

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:00

Phases of Venus Phases of Venus


Mimas in Saturnlight

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:00

Peering from the shadows, the Peering from the shadows, the


The Cone Nebula from Hubble

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 06:00

Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula. Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula.


At the Heart of Orion

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:00

Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of


Reflections on vdB 31

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:00

Riding high in the constellation of Auriga, Riding high in the constellation of Auriga,


Galaxy Cluster Abell 2666

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:00

The galaxies of Abell 2666 lie far beyond the Milky Way, some The galaxies of Abell 2666 lie far beyond the Milky Way, some


Centaurus A

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:00

Only 11 million light-years away, Only 11 million light-years away,