Thursday, March 25, 2010

NGC 2442: A distorted galaxy

Click on the pic, or read about it here.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Endeavor

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Endeavor leaves the Big Loony Bin

Monday, February 08, 2010

Sun halo over Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tethys Behind Titan: Two moons of Saturn

Thursday, December 31, 2009

NGC 7293


The Helix Nebula and its clouds of glowing dust. Thanks to Astronomy Picture of the Day.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Gloria in excelsis!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Comet McNaught over Australia, 2007

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bright Sun and Crescent Earth

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud

See the page at Astronomy Picture of the Day for an explanation; or click the pic for a better view.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

This is your planet -- Moon over Sobreda, Portugal

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You can make a real contribution to the exploration of the universe

Monday, October 19, 2009

Opportunity on Mars

If we were a sensible species, we'd be building new countries in the sky instead of blowing up the ones we already have.

Image: See APoD for an explanation of the pic and the mission (not a euphemism for "war" in this case).

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Star-forming region Sharpless 171

For a bigger view, click on the pic, or here. Thanks to NASA and Astronomy Picture of the Day.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Galactic center, Milky Way

Thursday, August 27, 2009

M42, the Great Nebula in Orion


Plus M43 and NGC 1977.

Thanks to Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Click for a larger image.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

NGC 6240: Merging Galaxies


From Astronomy Picture of the Day. Click on the pic for a good view.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

One-armed spiral galaxy NGC 4725

Monday, May 18, 2009

Hubble over the Cape Verde Islands, from Shuttle Atlantis



And work in progress in the light of a crescent Earth:

Both from the Big Picture.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sharpless 308

A blue, massive Wolf-Rayet star, possibly pre-supernova, inside a 70,000 year-old nebula. From APoD.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Saturn transits: four moons, two shadows

Monday, March 02, 2009

Comet Lulin passes Saturn...


...at least, that's how it looks in this Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Comet Lulin is still crossing the southern sky.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Orion's belt

Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, L to R, and a bunch of nebulae.

I can see these stars outside my front door, every clear winter night.

From Astronomy Picture of the Day.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

The conjunction over New South Wales

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Jupiter, Venus, and Luna over LA


It has been so cloudy here for so long that I have been unable to see this conjunction!
From Astronomy Picture of the Day. Click on the picture to get a really large view.

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