Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Facings



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us a nearly face-on spiral galaxy, NGC 6744, a spectacular sight in Pavo.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rich Field



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows a rich treasure of deep sky objects, including one visitor: Supernova SN2017eaw.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dust Over the River



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows zodiacal light and subtle nebula over the Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River. "Mouseover" the image in the link for a constellation guide.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Upper Register



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Messier 101, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major.

Dragonfly

Over at Tor Dot Com, author Jeffrey Kluger recommends five space travel books.

Slices in the Sky



The night side of Saturn slices through the rings, in this image from several years ago. Courtesy of the Cassini Orbiter! As sad as we are as we approach mission end, so much data has been returned that we'll be uncovering gems for years to come.

Clouds in the Coffee



Courtesy of space ace Jason Major, gaze upon an image from Juno's latest pass of Jupiter.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us NGC 3628, popularly known as "The Hamburger".

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arches



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us the spring arches: the Milky Way and the Zodiacal Light (still a quest for me!).

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spooky Action Close Up



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day uses multiple telescopes to study the Antennae. After you're done staring at the image, think about what it might be like to be inside an "interacting" region.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dust in the Lyra



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows a downfall of Lyrid meteors. "Mouseover" the image in the link for a constellation guide.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Quantum Dots



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is the sort where you need to spend time on the site reading the text. Ponder on.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Blue Dot



Everyone you know is encompassed in today's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Cassini snaps an image of Earth captured in the ring gaps of Saturn.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Star Dust



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us dusty lanes in NGC 4302 and NGC 4298. How many other galaxies can you spot in the picture?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tumbling Dice



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a series of radar images of Asteroid 2014 JO24. A "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid", it's probably prudent to collect data on this whirling bullet.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Phospor



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day has phosphorescent glows above and below. Growing up with the sea-related stories by Arthur C. Clarke, his descriptions of glowing plankton and the Milky Way of the southern hemisphere fascinated me. I hope to someday see both!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Plumes



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day illuminates recent discoveries by the hard-working Cassini orbiter around Saturn. Does life lurk under the seas of Enceladus?

Saturday, April 15, 2017