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?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Triplet



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is the Leo Triplet, riding high in the spring sky. Ah, spring, time of the Messier Marathon!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hale-Bopp



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1), which dazzled us in 1997. Currently there are three (!) binocular comets in the sky, so get out and take a look!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Dipper



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us the Big Dipper from inside the ruins of a castle. "Mouseover" the image in the link for a guide.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017