Astronomy Picture of the Day: LL Ori and the Orion Nebula

Stars can make waves in the Orion Nebula's sea of gas and dust. This esthetic close-up of cosmic clouds and stellar winds features LL Orionis, interacting with the Orion Nebula flow

Forgotten Boat

A conjunction of Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn appears near the center of the milky way as viewed from Lake Urmia.