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The Pencil Nebula Supernova Shock Wave


Glory Night Scape


Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

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

1901 Photograph: The Orion Nebula

By the turn of the 20th century advances in photography contributed an important tool for astronomers.

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

Like an illustration in a galactic Just So Story!

A View Toward M106

Big, bright, beautiful spiral, Messier 106 dominates this cosmic vista.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: A Cold River to Orion

Ice is forming on the river Lielupe as it flows through the landscape in this winter's night scene.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Cave Nebula in Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Sulfur

What's inside this cosmic cave? A stellar nursery 10 light-years deep.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: R Leporis: A Vampire's Star

Better known as Hind's Crimson Star, R Leporis is a rare star in planet Earth's night sky. It's also a shocking shade of red.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Irregular Galaxy NGC 55

Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

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