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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

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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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Star Farfalle!

These are stars, not pasta. See today’s Astropic: Star Colors in Orion

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Earth Science Pic du Jour

See the sun above England for half a year, solstice to solstice! This is a portion of the full image, taken with a beer can! Six Months of Tracking the Sun Across the Sky – Earth Science Picture of the … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

All of it. We can now see the entire sun. On Feb. 6th, NASA’s twin STEREO probes moved into position on opposite sides of the sun, and they are now beaming back uninterrupted images of the entire star—front and back. … Continue reading

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