Clouds of the Carina Nebula

2021 May 2

Centaurus A's Warped Magnetic Fields

Eons Path (LDN 1235)

Jupiter and the Moons

After sunset on October 3, some of the Solar System's largest moons stood low along the western horizon with the largest planet.

Eye Sky a Dragon

What do you see when you look into this sky?

La Silla Eclipse Sequence

The road to the high mountaintop La Silla Observatory in the Chilean Atacama Desert also led to totality in the path of July 2nd's total solar eclipse.

The Longer Days

This persistent six month long exposure compresses the time from solstice to solstice (December 21, 2018 to June 16, 2019) into a single point of view.

Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited

This close-up was taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera.

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: The Unexpected Trajectory of Interstellar Asteroid 'Oumuamua

Why is 'Oumuamua differing from its expected trajectory? Last year, 1I/2017 U1 'Oumuamua became the first known asteroid from interstellar space to pass through our Solar System.