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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Opportunity After the Storm

On Mars dust storms can't actually blow spacecraft over, but they can blot out the Sun.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty

This colorful skyscape spans about two full moons across nebula rich starfields along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy in the royal northern constellation Cepheus.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Cocoon Nebula Deep Field

Inside the Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The NGC 6914 Complex

A study in contrasts, this colorful skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in the vicinity of NGC 6914.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon, Mars, and Milky Way

Just two weeks ago, dark skies over the desert in northern Iran held this alluring celestial vista.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Sigma Octantis and Friends

South pole star Sigma Octantis (of the constellation Octans) is on the left of this starry expanse spanning over 40 degrees across far southern skies.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Curiosity's Dusty Self

Winds on Mars can't actually blow spacecraft over. But in the low gravity, martian winds can loft fine dust particles in planet-wide storms, like the dust storm now raging on the Red Planet.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Dusty With a Chance of Dust

It's storm season on Mars. Dusty with a chance of dust is the weather report for Gale crater as a recent planet-scale dust storm rages.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble

To some, it may look like a cat's eye. The alluring Cat's Eye nebula, however, lies three thousand light-years from Earth across interstellar space.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Seven Dusty Sisters

Is this really the famous Pleaides star cluster? Known for its iconic blue stars, the Pleaides is shown here in infrared light where the surrounding dust outshines the stars.

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