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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: Complex Jupiter

How complex is Jupiter? NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter is finding the Jovian giant to be more complicated than expected.

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: Galaxies Away

This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away, about 450 million light-years from planet Earth and cataloged as galaxy cluster Abell S0740.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4038 in Collision

This galaxy is having a bad millennium. In fact, the past 100 million years haven't been so good, and probably the next billion or so will be quite tumultuous.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Jupiter Cloud Animation from Juno

How do Jupiter's clouds move? To help find out, images taken with NASA's Juno spacecraft during its last pass near Jupiter have been analyzed and digitally extrapolated into a time-lapse video.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula

In the heart of monstrous Tarantula Nebula lies huge bubbles of energetic gas, long filaments of dark dust, and unusually massive stars.

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

How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created?

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: Hubble's Jupiter and the Shrinking Great Red Spot

What will become of Jupiter's Great Red Spot?

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