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Seven Worlds for TRAPPIST 1

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:07am

Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1,


Daphnis and the Rings of Saturn

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:07am

What's happening to the rings of Saturn? What's happening to the rings of Saturn?


An Active Night over the Magellan Telescopes

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:07am

The night sky is always changing. The night sky is always changing.


Almost Three Tails for Comet Encke

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:07am

How can a comet have three tails? How can a comet have three tails?


Black Sun and Inverted Starfield

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:07am

Does this strange dark ball look somehow familiar? Does this strange dark ball look somehow familiar?


Penumbral Eclipse Rising

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 9:07am

As seen from Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida, planet Earth, As seen from Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida, planet Earth,


Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:07am

NGC 660 is featured in NGC 660 is featured in


The Tulip and Cygnus X-1

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:07am

Framing a bright emission region, Framing a bright emission region,


The Calabash Nebula from Hubble

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:07am

Fast expanding gas clouds mark the end for a Fast expanding gas clouds mark the end for a


The Rosette Nebula

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:07am

Would the Would the


Cloud Swirls around Southern Jupiter from Juno

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:07am

Juno just completed its fourth pass near Jupiter. Juno just completed its fourth pass near Jupiter.


Comet 45P Passes Near the Earth

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 9:07am

A large snowball has just passed the Earth. A large snowball has just passed the Earth.


Solar System Portrait

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:07am

Solar System Portrait Solar System Portrait


Melotte 15 inthe Heart

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

Cosmic clouds form Cosmic clouds form


Crescent Enceladus

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 9:07am

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


The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:07am

The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often


NGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 9:07am

Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known? Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known?


The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:07am

What's happening to this spiral galaxy? What's happening to this spiral galaxy?


Odysseus Crater on Tethys

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:07am

Some moons wouldn't survive the collision.  Some moons wouldn't survive the collision.


Conjunction of Four

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 9:07am

On January 31, a waxing crescent Moon, brilliant Venus, On January 31, a waxing crescent Moon, brilliant Venus,


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