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Sweeping Through Southern Skies Image/Video Credit & Copyright: Alex Cherney (Terrastro, TWAN)

Lovejoy in the New Year

Comet Lovejoy still sweeps through early morning skies, captured in this starry scene on New Year's day.

A view of comet Lovejoy. This comet should be visible for the next couple weeks and can be seen close to the big dipper.

Comet tattoo

Falling through planet Earth's predawn skies toward its close encounter with the Sun on November Comet ISON is coming to life

Kometa Lemmon u jižního nebeského pólu

Comet Lemmon near the South Celestial Pole Image Credit & Copyright: Peter Ward (Barden Ridge Observatory)

Astronomy Picture of the Day  3 April 3/13  Comet PANSTARRS & Andromeda Galaxy  Image Credit/Copyright: Pavel Smilyk  PANSTARRS is passing in front of galaxy Andromeda. Comet PANSTARRS is currently the largest object in the Solar System with a tail spanning about 15 times the diameter of the Sun. The image was taken near Syktyvkar, Russia. As PANSTARRS on lower left recedes from the Sun and dims, it is returning to the northerly direction whence it came.

Comet PANSTARRS and the Andromeda Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: Pavel Smilyk Source: apod.

Our glorious planet and its Moon, as seen from Saturn - Astronomy Picture of the Day, 22 July 2013

Earth-Moon system as captured by the Cassini mission orbiting Saturn in the outer Solar System. Earth is the brighter and bluer of the two spots near the center, while the Moon is visible to its lower right.

1 October 2012  Introducing Comet ISON  Image Credit & Copyright: Ligustri Rolando Could this dim spot brighten into one of the brightest come - Image 4509

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Brian McGaffney sent in this great image of Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd’s flyby of M71. It was taken from his own Nutwood Observatory in Ontario, Canada on August 26th at 11pm (EDT). Brian used a 14 inch astrograph (a telescope specifically for use in astrophotography) and an Apogee U16M CCD camera.

Brian McGaffney sent in this great image of Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd’s flyby of M71. It was taken from his own Nutwood Observatory in Ontario, Canada on August 26th at 11pm (EDT). Brian used a 14 inch astrograph (a telescope specifically for use in astrophotography) and an Apogee U16M CCD camera.

Cúmulos M35 y NGC 2158. M35, parte superior izquierda, relativamente joven  y difuso, con unas 2.500 estrellas. Un cúmulo abierto más viejo y más compacto, NGC 2158, parte inferior derecha, está cuatro veces más lejos que M35, es más de 10 veces más viejo y mucho más compacto con muchas más estrellas. Las brillantes estrellas azules de NGC 2158 se han autodestruido, dejando la luz del cúmulo dominada por las estrellas más viejas y amarillas. Ambos cúmulos en la constelación de Géminis.

Open Star Clusters and NGC 2158 Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet)

MASALLADELTERCERPLANETA.: EL   COMETA   252P/LINEAR    POR   LOS   CIELOS   ...

The Comet and the Star Cluster : Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright. The comet, discovered in underwent a outburst just a week before it passed a mere 14 lunar distances from.

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