Along the Western Veil

Delicate in appearance, these filaments of shocked, glowing gas, are draped across planet Earth's sky toward the constellation of Cygnus.

A Lunar Corona over Turin

What are those colorful rings around the Moon?

A Harvest Moon

Famed in festival, story, and song the best known full moon is the Harvest Moon.

IC 1805: The Heart Nebula

What energizes the Heart Nebula?

Perijove 11: Passing Jupiter

Here comes Jupiter!

The Large Cloud of Magellan

It is the most massive of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies.

Unusual Signal Suggests Neutron Star Destroyed by Black Hole

What created this unusual explosion?

M45: The Pleiades Star Cluster

Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster?

Leaving Earth

What it would look like to leave planet Earth?

Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this cosmic galaxy portrait.