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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Phobos: Doomed Moon of Mars

This moon is doomed. Mars, the red planet named for the Roman god of war, has two tiny moons, Phobos and Deimos, whose names are derived from the Greek for Fear and Panic.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara

Dark shapes with bright edges winging their way through dusty NGC 6188 are tens of light-years long.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Ultraviolet Earth from an Observatory on the Moon

Which planet is this? Earth. The featured false color picture shows how the Earth shines in ultraviolet (UV) light.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Jupiter in Ultraviolet from Hubble

Jupiter looks a bit different in ultraviolet light.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Saturn's North Polar Hexagon

In full view, the amazing six-sided jet stream known as Saturn's north polar hexagon is shown in this colorful Cassini image.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Seeing Titan

Shrouded in a thick atmosphere, Saturn's largest moon Titan really is hard to see.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus

Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn's moon Enceladus?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Pillars of the Eagle Nebula in Infrared

Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula. Gravitationally contracting in pillars of dense gas and dust, the intense radiation of these newly-formed bright stars is causing surrounding material to boil away.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp

Sure, you've seen Saturn's rings -- but have you ever heard them?

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