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Astronomy Picture of the Day: From the Galactic Plane through Antares

Behold one of the most photogenic regions of the night sky, captured impressively.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Case of the Backwards Orbiting Asteroid

Why does asteroid 2015 BZ509 orbit the Sun the backwards?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Blue Horsehead Nebula in Infrared

The Blue Horsehead Nebula looks quite different in infrared light.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Meteor Over Crater Lake

Did you see it? One of the more common questions during a meteor shower occurs because the time it takes for a meteor to flash is typically less than the time it takes for a head to turn.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 2023 in the Horsehead's Shadow

Carved by a bright young star in Orion's dusty molecular clouds, NGC 2023 is often overlooked in favor of the nearby dramatic silhouette of the Horsehead Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Seagull and the Duck

Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are not the only cosmic clouds to evoke images of flight

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Complete Galactic Plane: Up and Down

Is it possible to capture the entire plane of our galaxy in a single image?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Horsehead: A Wider View

Combined image data from the massive, ground-based VISTA telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope was used to create this wide perspective of the interstellar landscape surrounding the famous Horsehead Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Manhattan Skylines

City lights shine along the upper east side of Manahattan in this dramatic urban night skyscape from February 13

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Blue Comet Meets Blue Stars

What's that heading for the Pleiades star cluster?

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