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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Reflections of Venus and Moon

Posing near the western horizon, a brilliant evening star and slender young crescent shared reflections in a calm sea last Thursday after sunset.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Saturn's Hyperion in Natural Color

What lies at the bottom of Hyperion's strange craters?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Unusual Boulder at Tycho's Peak

Why is there a large boulder near the center of Tycho's peak?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Stickney Crater

Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos, is named for Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, mathematician and wife of astronomer Asaph Hall.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Opposite the Setting Sun

On April 30, a Full Moon rose opposite the setting Sun.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon Halo over Stone Circle

Have you ever seen a halo around the Moon?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Total Solar Eclipse Corona in HDF

How great was the Great American Eclipse? The featured HDR image shows it to be perhaps greater than we knew.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Wanderers

How far out will humanity explore?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: TESS Launch Close Up

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) began its search for planets orbiting other stars by leaving planet Earth on April 18.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon in the Hyades

Have you seen the Moon lately? On April 18, its waxing sunlit crescent moved through planet Earth's night across a background of stars in the Hyades.

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