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Massive Shell Expelling Star G79 29 0 46

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:29

Stars this volatile are quite rare. Stars this volatile are quite rare.


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How to Identify that Light in the Sky

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 21:38

What is that light in the sky? What is that light in the sky?


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A Conjunction of Comets

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:45

A conjunction A conjunction


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Solar Eclipse Solargraph

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:05

Today is the Today is the


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A September Morning Sky

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:29

The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the


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The Big Corona

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:57

Most photographs don't adequately portray the magnificence of the Most photographs don't adequately portray the magnificence of the


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Veil Nebula: Wisps of an Exploded Star

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:22

Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star.  Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star.


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Orion above Easter Island

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:37

Why were the statues on Why were the statues on


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Bright Spiral Galaxy M81

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:12

One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size


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Cassini s Final Image

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 22:42

As planned, the Cassini spacecraft impacted the As planned, the Cassini spacecraft impacted the


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100 Steps Forward

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:20

A beautiful conjunction of Venus and Moon, human, sand, and A beautiful conjunction of Venus and Moon, human, sand, and


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Flare Well AR2673

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:23

Almost out of view from Almost out of view from


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NGC 6334: The Cats Paw Nebula

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:08

Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps


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A Total Solar Eclipse Close Up in Real Time

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:53

How would you feel if the Sun disappeared? How would you feel if the Sun disappeared?


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Cassini Approaches Saturn

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:14

What would it look like to approach Saturn in a spaceship? What would it look like to approach Saturn in a spaceship?


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Swirling Around the Eye of Hurricane Irma

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:54

Why does a hurricane have an eye at its center? Why does a hurricane have an eye at its center?


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Calm Waters and Geomagnetic Storm

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 21:10

Calm Waters and Geomagnetic Storm Calm Waters and Geomagnetic Storm


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The Great Gig in the Sky

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:01

The Great Gig in the Sky The Great Gig in the Sky


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The Flash Spectrum of the Sun

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 23:32

In clear Madras, Oregon skies, this colorful eclipse In clear Madras, Oregon skies, this colorful eclipse


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The Climber and the Eclipse

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:44

What should you do if your rock climbing picture is photobombed by a total eclipse of the Sun? What should you do if your rock climbing picture is photobombed by a total eclipse of the Sun?


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