A Sagittarius Triplet

2021 April 26

Centaurus A's Warped Magnetic Fields


Sand Dunes Thawing on Mars

What are these strange shapes on Mars?

The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust

These cosmic dust clouds drift some 1,300 light-years away along the fertile starfields of the constellation Cepheus.

Star Forming Region NGC 3582 without Stars

What's happening in the Statue of Liberty nebula?

The Big Corona

Most photographs don't adequately portray the magnificence of the Sun's corona.

The Planet and the Pipe

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

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Jupiter in Ultraviolet from Hubble

Jupiter looks a bit different in ultraviolet light.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty

This colorful skyscape spans about two full moons across nebula rich starfields along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy in the royal northern constellation Cepheus.