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Wow! An Actual Picture of Multiple Planets Orbiting a Sunlike Star

We've detected thousands of exoplanets, but for the most part, nobody's ever seen them. They're really just data, and graphs…

2 weeks ago

Parker Solar Probe Gives a Unique Perspective on Comet NEOWISE

Comet watchers have enjoying the newly-discovered NEOWISE comet since it was first spotted in March 2020. Now that it's visible…

3 weeks ago

New Hubble Photos of Planetary Nebulae

Planetary nebulae are astronomy's gateway drug. Their eye-catching forms make us wonder what process created them, and what else is…

1 month ago

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 2608, Surrounded by Many Many Other Galaxies

Meet NGC 2608, a barred spiral galaxy about 93 million light years away, in the constellation Cancer. Also called Arp…

2 months ago

Sediments on Mars, Created By Blowing Wind or Flowing Water

The HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us a steady stream of…

3 months ago

This “All Terminator” Image of the Moon isn’t Actually Possible to See. But it Sure is Beautiful

"This moon might look a little funny to you, and that's because it is an impossible scene," wrote photographer Andrew…

3 months ago

This Galaxy Has Only One Spiral Arm

There are all kinds of odd things in the sky. Things that defy our naming conventions, and our attempts to…

4 months ago

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

I know you're Googling "flocculent" right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You…

4 months ago

Artwork Inspired by Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Artist Mik Petter has created a vibrant new piece of art based on JunoCam images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot…

5 months ago

Dust Devils Have Left Dark Streaks All Over This Martian Crater

There may be no life on Mars, but there's still a lot going on there. The Martian surface is home…

6 months ago