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The Horsehead Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:51

The Horsehead Nebula


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Quantum Steampunk Fantasy Fractal Landscape

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:51

What strange world is this?


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Pulsar in a Stellar Triple System Makes Unique Gravitational Laboratory

Spitzer Space Telescope - Sun, 2014-01-05 20:00
Astronomers using a number of telescopes, including Spitzer, have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth's orbit around the Sun. The closeness of the stars, combined with their nature, has allowed the scientists to make the best measurements yet of the complex gravitational interactions in such a system.
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Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:51

Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular


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Alaska Aurora Sequence

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 2014-01-04 08:51

A remarkably intense auroral band flooded the northern night with


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Melotte 15 in the Heart

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2014-01-03 06:51

Melotte 15 in the Heart


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The Hydrogen Clouds of M33

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 2014-01-02 04:51

Gorgeous spiral galaxy M33 seems to have more than its fair share of


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Phobos 360

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 2014-01-01 02:51

What does the Martian moon Phobos look like?


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Sharpless 308: Star Bubble

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 2013-12-31 00:51

Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star,


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Geminid Meteors over Chile

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:51

From a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins, the


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Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2013-12-29 09:51

If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a


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Supervolcanoes once erupted on Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Wed, 2013-10-02 13:09
Giant eruptions billions of years ago left behind huge craters
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News in Brief: Maps reveal clouds on distant exoplanet

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Tue, 2013-10-01 14:50
Astronomers chart the atmosphere of Kepler-7b
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Curiosity gets the dirt on Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-26 14:19
Rover completes analysis of first soil collected from Gale Crater
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Mars rover fails to find methane

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-19 12:47
Lack of gas in atmosphere argues against presence of life on Red Planet
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News in Brief: Cometlike crashes produce building blocks of life

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Mon, 2013-09-16 10:17
Amino acids in collision residue support importance of extraterrestrial impacts
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News in Brief: Eclipsing the sun, from Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Fri, 2013-09-13 16:23
NASA rover catches silhouette of Martian moon
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Notorious 'Big G' gets a little larger

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 15:10
Gravitational constant is difficult to measure, but physicists calculate new number
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Notorious 'G' gets a little larger

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 15:10
Gravitational constant is difficult to measure, but physicists calculate new number
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At last, Voyager 1 slips into interstellar space

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 13:39
Solar blast data provides definitive evidence that spacecraft has cruised beyond the sun’s clutch
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