Milky Way over Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent

To see the feathered serpent descend the Mayan pyramid requires exquisite timing

NGC 4676: The Mighty Mice

These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart.

Spiral Galaxy M96 from Hubble

Dust lanes seem to swirl around the core of Messier 96 in this colorful, detailed portrait of the center of a beautiful island universe.

The Planet and the Pipe

Now posing against our galaxy's rich starfields and nebulae, brilliant planet Jupiter shines in the night sky.

Messier 63: The Sunflower Galaxy

A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici.

Stephan's Quintet from Hubble

When did these big galaxies first begin to dance?

Lynds Dark Nebula 1251

Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Messier 2

After the Crab Nebula, M1, this giant star cluster is the second entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous list of things that are not comets.

See The Milky Way Galaxy

See The Milky Way Galaxy And The Jupiter And A Meteorite At The Lut Desert

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