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NGC 7822: Stars and Dust Pillars in Infrared

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:41

Young stars themselves are clearing out their nursery in NGC 7822. Young stars themselves are clearing out their nursery in NGC 7822.


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Friday the Moon Smiled

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:02

Friday the Moon Smiled Friday the Moon Smiled


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Major Fireball Meteor

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:40

Major Fireball Meteor Major Fireball Meteor


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The Tarantula Nebula

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:00

The Tarantula Nebula The Tarantula Nebula


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NGC 7789: Caroline's Rose

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:05

Found among the rich starfields of the Milky Way, Found among the rich starfields of the Milky Way,


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The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:30

The well-known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of The well-known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of


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Comet Machholz Approaches the Sun

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:54

Why is Comet Maccholz so depleted of carbon-containing chemicals? Why is Comet Maccholz so depleted of carbon-containing chemicals?


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A Happy Sky over Los Angeles

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:24

Sometimes, the sky may seem to smile over much of planet Earth.  Sometimes, the sky may seem to smile over much of planet Earth.


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A Colourful Moon

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 21:41

A Colourful Moon A Colourful Moon


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Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:38

Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp Williamina Fleming's Triangular Wisp


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NGC 1055 Close up

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:38

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of


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NGC 2261: Hubble s Variable Nebula

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:38

What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?  What causes Hubble's Variable Nebula to vary?


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The Prague Astronomical Clock

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:38

In the center of Prague there's a clock the size of a building. In the center of Prague there's a clock the size of a building.


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A Dust Jet from the Surface of Comet 67P

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:38

Where do comet tails come from? Where do comet tails come from?


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A Year of Full Moons

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:38

Do all full moons look the same? Do all full moons look the same?


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NGC 891 vs Abell 347

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:17

Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky Distant galaxies lie beyond a foreground of spiky


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Thor's Helmet Emission Nebula

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 21:43

This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with


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Dark Matter in a Simulated Universe

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:16

Is our universe haunted? Is our universe haunted?


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Orionid Meteors from Orion

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:49

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.  Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.


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Night on a Spooky Planet

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 21:55

What spooky planet is this? What spooky planet is this?


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