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Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:07am

Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus  Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus


Luminous Salar de Uyuni

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 9:07am

A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is


Earth Shadow over Damavand

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 9:07am

Through crystal clear skies this beautiful panorama follows the curve of Through crystal clear skies this beautiful panorama follows the curve of


Moons and Jupiter

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:07am

On April 10, a Full Moon and Jupiter shared this telephoto field of view. On April 10, a Full Moon and Jupiter shared this telephoto field of view.


Leo Trio

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:07am

This group is popular in the northern spring. This group is popular in the northern spring.


Man, Dog, Sun

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 9:07am

This was supposed to be a shot of trees in front of a setting Sun. This was supposed to be a shot of trees in front of a setting Sun.


Galaxy Cluster Gas Creates Hole in Microwave Background

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 9:07am

Why would this cluster of galaxy punch a hole in the cosmic microwave background (CMB)? Why would this cluster of galaxy punch a hole in the cosmic microwave background (CMB)?


Comet Hale Bopp Over Val Parola Pass

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:07am

Comet Hale Bopp Over Val Parola Pass Comet Hale Bopp Over Val Parola Pass


Zeta Oph: Runaway Star

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:07am

Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas,


Castle Eye View

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:07am

The best known asterism in northern skies, The Big Dipper is The best known asterism in northern skies, The Big Dipper is


Dark Nebula LDN 1622 and Barnards Loop

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:07am

The silhouette of an intriguing The silhouette of an intriguing


Filaments of Active Galaxy NGC 1275

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 9:07am

What keeps these filaments attached to this galaxy? What keeps these filaments attached to this galaxy?


Plane Contrail and Sun Halo

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 9:07am

What's happened to the sky? What's happened to the sky?


Saturn in Infrared from Cassini

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:07am

Many details of Saturn appear clearly in infrared light. Many details of Saturn appear clearly in infrared light.


NGC 602 and Beyond

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:07am

Near the outskirts of the Near the outskirts of the


Split the Universe

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 9:07am

Just now, before you hit the button, two future universes are possible. Just now, before you hit the button, two future universes are possible.


3D 67P

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 9:07am

Get out your Get out your


Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 9:07am

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


Nebula with Laser Beams

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:07am

Nebula with Laser Beams Nebula with Laser Beams


King of Wings Hoodoo under the Milky Way

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:07am

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


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