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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.


The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 9:07am

What's causing those odd rings in What's causing those odd rings in


Still Life with Reflecting Dust

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 9:07am

In this beautiful In this beautiful


Sivan 2 to M31

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

From within the boundaries of the constellation Cassiopeia (left) to From within the boundaries of the constellation Cassiopeia (left) to


Annular Eclipse After Sunrise

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

From northern From northern


A Solar Eclipse with a Beaded Ring of Fire

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:07am

What kind of eclipse is this? What kind of eclipse is this?


A White Oval Cloud on Jupiter from Juno

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 9:07am

This storm cloud on Jupiter is almost as large as the Earth. This storm cloud on Jupiter is almost as large as the Earth.


Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 9:07am

Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens


A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 9:07am

Is that a spaceship or a cloud? Is that a spaceship or a cloud?


All Planets Panorama

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:07am

All Planets Panorama All Planets Panorama


NGC 3621: Far Beyond the Local Group

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:07am

 Far Beyond the Local Group NGC 3621: Far Beyond the Local Group


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?


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