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Stunning Astronomy Picture of the Day

The astropic du jour is a gorgeous timelapse of the aurora over Norway. A must see.                   APOD: 2011 March 28 – Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway Advertisements

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Fly By Saturn with Cassini

  What would it look like to approach Saturn in a spaceship? One doesn’t have to just imagine — the Cassini spacecraft did just this in 2004, recording thousands of images along the way, and thousands more since entering orbit. Recently, some … Continue reading

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The Sun Erupts

Well, make that “erupted.” Two weeks ago, NASA’s Sun-orbiting Solar Dynamic Observatoryspacecraft imaged an impressively large prominence erupting from the surface. … The scale of the prominence is huge — the entire Earth would easily fit under the flowing curtain of hot gas. APOD: 2011 … Continue reading

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Moon of Saturn? Ha!

It’s a space alien wasp nest, that’s what it is. For a really big wasp.  Saturns Hyperion  

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Just South of Orion. You Can’t Miss It.

Gorgeous Astropic today.   Check it out. APOD: 2011 February 24 – NGC 1999: South of Orion  

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Tempel 1: The Sequel

This is Tempel 1, the first comet we have visited twice: Story and full size image here: APOD: 2011 February 16 Update. More here: NASA releases images of human-made crater on comet

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Elegant Stellar Leftovers

Nice Astropic today, of a supernova remnant. See every wisp and filament here: Simeis 147  

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