Astronomy Picture of the Day: Noctilucent Clouds over Paris Fireworks

It's northern noctilucent cloud season -- perhaps a time to celebrate!

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Road to Mars

What's that light at the end of the road? Mars.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Extraordinary Spiral in LL Pegasi

What created the strange spiral structure on the upper left?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: A Northern Summer's Night

Near a summer's midnight a mist haunts the river bank in this dreamlike skyscape taken on July 3rd from northern Denmark.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Charon: Moon of Pluto

A darkened and mysterious north polar region known to some as Mordor Macula caps this premier high-resolution view.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage

At sunset look east not west. As Earth's dark shadow rises from the eastern horizon, faint and subtle colors will appear opposite the setting Sun.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Dawn's Early Light, Rocket's Red Glare

If you saw the dawn's early light from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station last Friday, June 29, then you could have seen this rocket's red glare.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: An Airplane in Front of the Moon

If you look closely at the Moon, you will see a large airplane in front of it.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: From the Galactic Plane through Antares

Behold one of the most photogenic regions of the night sky, captured impressively.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus

Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn's moon Enceladus?

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