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Astronomy Picture of the Day: December's Comet Wirtanen

Coming close in mid-December, Comet 46P Wirtanen hangs in this starry sky over the bell tower of a Romanesque church.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 1499: The California Nebula

There's even a California in space. Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Summer to Winter Milky Way

Taken near local midnight, this autumn night's panorama follows the arch of the Milky Way across the northern horizon from the High Fens, Eifel Nature Park at the border of Belgium and Germany.

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: Seven Dusty Sisters

Is this really the famous Pleaides star cluster? Known for its iconic blue stars, the Pleaides is shown here in infrared light where the surrounding dust outshines the stars.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Nebra Sky Disk

Some consider it the oldest known illustration of the night sky

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Comet PanSTARRS is near the Edge

The comet PanSTARRS also known as the blue comet (C/2016 R2) really is near the lower left edge of this stunning, wide field view recorded on January 13

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Blue Comet Meets Blue Stars

What's that heading for the Pleiades star cluster?

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