Astronomy

 

The Galactic Center in Radio from MeerKAT

What's happening at the center of our galaxy?

In the Shadow of the Moon

On July 2 denizens of planet Earth could stand in the Moon's dark umbral shadow during South America's 2019 total solar eclipse.

Carina Nebula Panorama from Hubble

How do violent stars affect their surroundings?

Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

Did you see the full moon last night?

The Colors and Magnitudes of M13

M13 is modestly recognized as the Great Globular Star Cluster in Hercules.

Spiral Galaxy M96 from Hubble

Dust lanes seem to swirl around the core of Messier 96 in this colorful, detailed portrait of the center of a beautiful island universe.

Messier 63: The Sunflower Galaxy

A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Messier 2

After the Crab Nebula, M1, this giant star cluster is the second entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous list of things that are not comets.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Lunar Eclipse over Cologne Cathedral

Why would a bright full Moon suddenly become dark? Because it entered the shadow of the Earth.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: M100: A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a grand design spiral galaxy.

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