Sunday, October 20, 2019
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day was taken by the only (so far) human-built vehicle to visit this place: the nightside of Pluto, courtesy of the 2015 New Horizons encounter.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
In today's Astronomy Picture of the Day, Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch take a little stroll to replace the Battery Charge/Discharge Unit on the P6 Truss of the International Space Station.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet 2I/Borisov, the second body to be recognized as an interstellar interloper coming in for a visit to our neighborhood.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Messier 31, the Andromeda Galaxy. 300 images, each taken over 30 seconds were stacked. As a result, the quiet sky is streaked with meteors, satellites, airplane lights and more. "Mouseover" the image in the link to switch between the two versions: cleaned up and "natural" or see the second image below.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 290, an open cluster in the constellation of Tucana and is part of the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the "satellite" galaxies that accompany The Milky Way.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows our blue dot from two vastly different perspectives: Earth as seen from Saturn (900 million miles), Earth as seen from Mercury (61 million miles).
Friday, October 11, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows a black spot on Jupiter. Monoliths converting the planet into a second star for our system? No, Io's shadow in transit across Jupiter's face.