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Astronomy Picture of the Day: The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

A new chapter in space flight began in 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida: the Bumper V-2.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Aerosol Earth

For August 23, 2018, the identification and distribution of aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere is shown in this dramatic, planet-wide visualization.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Fire on Earth

Sometimes, regions of planet Earth light up with fire.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Active Prominences on a Quiet Sun

Why is the Sun so quiet? As the Sun enters into a period of time known as a Solar Minimum, it is, as expected, showing fewer sunspots and active regions than usual.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Perseid Fireball and Persistent Train

Before local midnight on August 12, this brilliant Perseid meteor flashed above the Poloniny Dark Sky Park, Slovakia, planet Earth. Streaking beside the summer Milky Way, its initial color is likely due to the shower meteor's characteristically high

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Meteor before Galaxy

What's that green streak in front of the Andromeda galaxy? A meteor.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Noctilucent Clouds over Paris Fireworks

It's northern noctilucent cloud season -- perhaps a time to celebrate!

Astronomy Picture of the Day: AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula

Why is AE Aurigae called the flaming star?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Facing NGC 6946

From our vantage point in the Milky Way Galaxy, we see NGC 6946 face-on. The big, beautiful spiral galaxy is located just 20 million light-years away, behind a veil of foreground dust and stars in the high and far-off constellation of Cepheus

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