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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: 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: Countryside Mars and Milky Way

Mars shines brightly now in planet Earth's sky.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble

How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The View Toward M101

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 3324 in Carina

See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available. NGC 3324 in Carina Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh Explanation: This bright cosmic cloud was sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from the

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Mars Between Nebulas

What's that bright red spot between the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas?

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: AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula

Why is AE Aurigae called the flaming star?

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