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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Rings Around the Ring Nebula

There is much more to the familiar Ring Nebula (M57), however, than can be seen through a small telescope.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Extraordinary Spiral in LL Pegasi

What created the strange spiral structure on the upper left?

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: Messier 24: Sagittarius Star Cloud

Unlike most entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog of deep sky objects, M24 is not a bright galaxy, star cluster, or nebula.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Sigma Octantis and Friends

South pole star Sigma Octantis (of the constellation Octans) is on the left of this starry expanse spanning over 40 degrees across far southern skies.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Dark Nebulas across Taurus

Sometimes even the dark dust of interstellar space has a serene beauty.

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: The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble

To some, it may look like a cat's eye. The alluring Cat's Eye nebula, however, lies three thousand light-years from Earth across interstellar space.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Countryside Mars and Milky Way

Mars shines brightly now in planet Earth's sky.

Gamma Cygni .IC1318 Butterfly Nebula


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