moon and mars

Comparison between the Earth's moon and the beautiful planet Mars

Clouds of the Carina Nebula

2021 May 2

Pluto in True Color

What color is Pluto, really? It took some effort to figure out.

The North America Nebula in Infrared

The North America Nebula can do what most North Americans cannot -- form stars.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Little Planet Lookout

Don't panic. This little planet projection looks confusing, but it's actually just a digitally warped and stitched, nadir centered mosaic of images that covers nearly 360x180 degrees.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Comet 21P Between Rosette and Cone Nebulas

Small bits of this greenish-gray comet are expected to streak across Earth's atmosphere tonight.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Seeing Titan

Shrouded in a thick atmosphere, Saturn's largest moon Titan really is hard to see.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Star Size Comparison 2

How big is our Sun compared to other stars? In dramatic and popular videos featured on YouTube, the relative sizes of planets, stars, and even the universe are shown from smallest to largest.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Hubble's Jupiter and the Shrinking Great Red Spot

What will become of Jupiter's Great Red Spot?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Mars Between Nebulas

What's that bright red spot between the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas?