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The Perseids and the Plough

Despite interfering moonlight, many denizens of planet Earth were able to watch this year's Perseid meteor shower.

Perseid Meteors over Slovakia

Tonight is a good night to see meteors.

Virtual Flight over Asteroid Vesta

What would it be like to fly over the asteroid Vesta?

Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

What created this unusual mountain?

The Planet and the Pipe

Now posing against our galaxy's rich starfields and nebulae, brilliant planet Jupiter shines in the night sky.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: A Rainbow Geminid Meteor

Meteors can be colorful. While the human eye usually cannot discern many colors, cameras often can.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Geminids and Friends

From a radiant in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on our fair planet this week.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 3D Bennu

Put on your red/blue glasses and float next to asteroid 101955 Bennu.

The Conjunction of the 46p/wirtanen comet, the hyades cluster and the Pleiades cluster


Astronomy Picture of the Day: Phobos: Doomed Moon of Mars

This moon is doomed. Mars, the red planet named for the Roman god of war, has two tiny moons, Phobos and Deimos, whose names are derived from the Greek for Fear and Panic.

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