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NGC 7822: Stars and Dust Pillars in Infrared

10 hours 41 min ago

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


Friday the Moon Smiled

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 9:07am

Friday the Moon Smiled Friday the Moon Smiled


Major Fireball Meteor

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:07am

Major Fireball Meteor Major Fireball Meteor


The Tarantula Nebula

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:07am

The Tarantula Nebula The Tarantula Nebula


NGC 7789: Caroline's Rose

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:07am

Found among the rich starfields of the Milky Way, Found among the rich starfields of the Milky Way,


The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:07am

The well-known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of The well-known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of


Comet Machholz Approaches the Sun

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:07am

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


A Happy Sky over Los Angeles

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:07am

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


A Colourful Moon

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 9:07am

A Colourful Moon A Colourful Moon


Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp

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

Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp


NGC 1055 Close up

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

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


NGC 2261: Hubble s Variable Nebula

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

What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?  What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?


The Prague Astronomical Clock

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

In the center of Prague there's a clock the size of a building. 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 - 9:07am

Where do comet tails come from? Where do comet tails come from?


A Year of Full Moons

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

Do all full moons look the same? Do all full moons look the same?


NGC 891 vs Abell 347

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

Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky


Thor's Helmet Emission Nebula

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:07am

This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with


Dark Matter in a Simulated Universe

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:07am

Is our universe haunted? Is our universe haunted?


Orionid Meteors from Orion

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:07am

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.  Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.


Night on a Spooky Planet

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 9:07am

What spooky planet is this? What spooky planet is this?


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