Astronomy Picture of the Day: Tiny Planet Timelapse

You can pack a lot of sky watching into 30 seconds on this tiny planet. Of course, the full spherical image timelapse video was recorded on planet Earth, from Grande Pines Observatory outside Pinehurst, North Carolina.

M1 Crab nebula

Narrow band imaging (true colors)

NGC 2244

Narrow band false color imaging

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Hayabusa2 Ascends from Asteroid Ryugu

Will spacecraft Hayabusa2 be able to land safely on asteroid Ryugu?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Light Pillars over Whitefish Bay

What's happening in the sky? Unusual lights appeared last week to hover above Whitefish Bay on the eastern edge of Lake Superior between the USA and Canada.

M33 Galaxy

a close up view of brilliant galaxy

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Irregular Galaxy NGC 55

Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Asperitas Clouds Over New Zealand

What kind of clouds are these? Although their cause is presently unknown, such unusual atmospheric structures, as menacing as they might seem, do not appear to be harbingers of meteorological doom.

North America and Pelican

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