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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?


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


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