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Black Hole Accreting with Jet

12 hours 10 min ago

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


Tardigrade in Moss

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:07am

Is this an alien? Is this an alien?


Ganymede s Shadow

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:07am

Approaching Approaching


The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 9:07am

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


SH2-155: The Cave Nebula

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:07am

 The Cave Nebula SH2-155: The Cave Nebula


Central Cygnus Skyscape

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:07am

Central Cygnus Skyscape Central Cygnus Skyscape


Fast Stars and Rogue Planets in the Orion Nebula

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:07am

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


The Aurora Tree

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:07am

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


Equinox on a Spinning Earth

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:07am

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


JWST: Ghosts and Mirrors

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:07am

 Ghosts and Mirrors JWST: Ghosts and Mirrors


Phases of Venus

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:07am

Phases of Venus Phases of Venus


Mimas in Saturnlight

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:07am

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


The Cone Nebula from Hubble

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:07am

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, 03/13/2017 - 9:07am

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

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 9:07am

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


Galaxy Cluster Abell 2666

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 9:07am

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

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 9:07am

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


Dust, Gas, and Stars in the Orion Nebula

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:07am

Dust, Gas, and Stars in the Orion Nebula Dust, Gas, and Stars in the Orion Nebula


UGC 12591: The Fastest Rotating Galaxy Known

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 9:07am

Why does this galaxy spin so fast? Why does this galaxy spin so fast?


Colorful Aurora over Iceland

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 9:07am

You don't always see a scene this beautiful when you hike to an ancient volcano -- you have to be lucky. You don't always see a scene this beautiful when you hike to an ancient volcano -- you have to be lucky.


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