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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Across Corona Australis

Cosmic dust clouds are draped across a rich field of stars in this broad telescopic panorama near the northern boundary of Corona Australis, the Southern Crown.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 1898: Globular Cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Jewels don't shine this bright -- only stars do. And almost every spot in this glittering jewel-box of an image from the Hubble Space Telescope is a star.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Ancients of Sea and Sky

They may look like round rocks, but they're alive.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Six Planets from Yosemite

The five naked-eye planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, have been seen since ancient times to wander the night skies of planet Earth.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula

Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations


Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Nebra Sky Disk

Some consider it the oldest known illustration of the night sky

Ancient Realm of Stars


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