• NASA hat den neuen Beitrag Cabin Under the Stars geschrieben vor 1 Stunde, 7 Minuten

    Gocka’s, a family nickname for the mountain cabin, and a wooden sled from a generation past stand quietly under the stars. The single exposure image was taken on January 6 from Tanndalen Sweden to evoke a simple […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag IC 342: The Hidden Galaxy geschrieben vor 1 Tag, 1 Stunde

    Similar in size to large, bright spiral galaxies in our neighborhood, IC 342 is a mere 10 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis. A sprawling island universe, IC 342 […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag The Heart and Soul Nebulas geschrieben vor 2 Tagen, 2 Stunden

    Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in Cassiopeia? Possibly not, but that is where two bright emission nebulas nicknamed Heart and Soul can be found. The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805 and visible […]

  • Now this was a view with a thrill. From Mount Tschirgant in the Alps, you can see not only nearby towns and distant Tyrolean peaks, but also, weather permitting, stars, nebulas, and the band of the Milky Way […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag Tychos Supernova Remnant in Xray geschrieben vor 4 Tagen, 1 Stunde

    What star created this huge puffball? What’s pictured is the hot expanding nebula of Tycho’s supernova remnant, the result of a stellar explosion first recorded over 400 years ago by the famous astronomer Tycho […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag Milky Way Falls geschrieben vor 5 Tagen

    It can be the driest place on planet Earth, but water still flows in Chile’s Atacama desert, high in the mountains. After discovering this small creek with running water, the photographer returned to the site to […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag Partial Eclipse over Beijing geschrieben vor 6 Tagen, 2 Stunden

    On January 6 the New Moon rose in silhouette with the Sun seen from northeastern Asia. Near maximum, the dramatic partial solar eclipse is captured in this telephoto view through hazy skies. In the foreground, the […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag Vela Supernova Remnant Mosaic geschrieben vor 1 Woche

    The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy runs through this complex and beautiful skyscape. Seen toward colorful stars near the northwestern edge of the constellation Vela (the Sails), the 16 degree wide, 200 frame mosaic […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag Quadrantids geschrieben vor 1 Woche, 1 Tag

    Named for a forgotten constellation, the Quadrantid Meteor Shower is an annual event for planet Earth’s northern hemisphere skygazers It usually peaks briefly in the cold, early morning hours of January 4. The […]

  • They may look like modern mechanical dinosaurs but they are enormous swiveling eyes that watch the sky. The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) Observatory is composed of four 12-meter reflecting-mirror […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag (kein Titel) geschrieben vor 1 Woche, 6 Tagen

    Ultima Thule is the most distant world explored by a spacecraft from Earth. In the dim light 6.5 billion kilometers from the Sun, the New Horizons spacecraft captured these two frames 38 minutes apart as it sped […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag Ultima and Thule geschrieben vor 2 Wochen

    On January 1 New Horizons encountered the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Some 6.5 billion kilometers from the Sun, Ultima Thule is the most distant world ever explored by a spacecraft from Earth. This […]

  • The Great Nebula in Orion is an intriguing place. Visible to the unaided eye, it appears as a small fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion. But this image, an illusory-color four-panel mosaic taken in different […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag The Witch Head Nebula geschrieben vor 2 Wochen, 3 Tagen

    Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble …. maybe Macbeth should have consulted the Witch Head Nebula. A frighteningly shaped reflection nebula, this cosmic crone is about 800 light-years […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag The Galaxy Tree geschrieben vor 2 Wochen, 4 Tagen

    First came the trees. In the town of Salamanca, Spain, the photographer noticed how distinctive a grove of oak trees looked after being pruned. Next came the galaxy. The photographer stayed up until 2 am, waiting […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag New Horizons at Ultima Thule geschrieben vor 2 Wochen, 5 Tagen

    When we celebrate the start of 2019, on January 1 the New Horizons spacecraft will flyby Ultima Thule. A world of the Kuiper belt 6.5 billion kilometers from the Sun, the nickname Ultima Thule (catalog designation […]

  • Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member […]

  • NASA hat den neuen Beitrag NGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula geschrieben vor 3 Wochen, 1 Tag

    Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known? No one is yet sure. Cataloged as NGC 6357, the Lobster Nebula houses the open star cluster Pismis 24 near its center — a home to unusually […]

  • „Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! Here’s the Earth coming up. Wow is that pretty!“ Soon after that pronouncement, 50 years ago today, one of the most famous images ever taken was snapped from the orbit […]

  • About 12 seconds into this video, something unusual happens. The Earth begins to rise. Never seen by humans before, the rise of the Earth over the limb of the Moon occurred 50 years ago tomorrow and surprised and […]

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