Remnant

 

Along the Western Veil

Delicate in appearance, these filaments of shocked, glowing gas, are draped across planet Earth's sky toward the constellation of Cygnus.

In Wolf's Cave

The mysterious blue reflection nebula found in catalogs as VdB 152 or Ced 201 really is very faint.

Recycling Cassiopeia A

Massive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy live spectacular lives.

Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri

Globular star cluster Omega Centauri, also known as NGC 5139, is some 15,000 light-years away.

Supernova Cannon Expels Pulsar J0002

What could shoot out a neutron star like a cannon ball?

Elements in the Aftermath

Massive stars spend their brief lives furiously burning nuclear fuel.

Cygnus Skyscape

This beautiful skyscape is painted across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Cygnus Shell Supernova Remnant W63

The ghost of a long-dead star, the W63 supernova remnant shines like a faint cosmic smoke-ring along the plane of the Milky Way galaxy toward the northern constellation Cygnus the swan.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Supernumerary Rainbows over New Jersey

Yes, but can your rainbow do this?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Lonely Neutron Star in Supernova Remnant E0102-72.3

Why is this neutron star off-center? Recently a lone neutron star has been found within the debris left over from an old supernova explosion. The "lonely neutron star" in question is the blue dot at the center of the red nebula near the bottom left

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