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Аналемма на восходе (с дополнением) Sunrise Analemma (with a little extra)
20.09.2012

An analemma is that figure-8 curve that you get when you mark the position of the Sun at the same time each day throughout planet Earth's year. In this case, 17 individual images...


Покидая Весту Leaving Vesta
19.09.2012

Next stop: Ceres. Last week the robotic Dawn spacecraft ended its year-long mission to asteroid Vesta, becoming the first spacecraft ever to visit this far off world located between Mars and Jupiter, in the Solar System's main asteroid belt.


Автопортрет астронавта на орбите Orbiting Astronaut Self Portrait
18.09.2012

Is it art? Earlier this month, space station astronaut Aki Hoshide (Japan) recorded this striking image while helping to augment the capabilities of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS). Visible in this outworldly assemblage...


Прорыв солнечного волокна A Solar Filament Erupts
17.09.2012

What's happened to our Sun? Nothing very unusual -- it just threw a filament. At the end of last month, a long standing solar filament suddenly erupted into space producing an energetic Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).


Сатурн: яркая Тефия и старые кольца Saturn: Bright Tethys and Ancient Rings
16.09.2012

How old are Saturn's rings? No one is quite sure. One possibility is that the rings formed relatively recently in our Solar System's history, perhaps only about 100 million years ago when a moon-sized object broke up near Saturn.


Нарисованная туманность Кольцо Ring Nebula Drawn
15.09.2012

A planetary nebula with a simple symmetry familiar to telescopic sky gazers, the Ring Nebula (M57) is some 2,000 light-years away in the musical constellation Lyra. Hints of changing colors and subtle details are brought out in this remarkable sketch of the cosmic ring.


Эллиптическая M60 и спиральная NGC 4647 Elliptical M60, Spiral NGC 4647
14.09.2012

Giant elliptical galaxy M60 and spiral galaxy NGC 4647 do look like an odd couple in this sharp cosmic portrait from the Hubble Space Telescope. But they are found in a region of space where galaxies tend to gather, on the eastern side of the nearby Virgo Galaxy Cluster.


Широкое поле вокруг туманности Кокон Cocoon Nebula Wide Field
13.09.2012

In this crowded starfield covering over 2 degrees within the high flying constellation Cygnus, the eye is drawn to the Cocoon Nebula. A compact star forming region, the cosmic Cocoon punctuates a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds.


M7: рассеянное скопление в Скорпионе M7: Open Star Cluster in Scorpius
12.09.2012

M7 is one of the most prominent open clusters of stars on the sky. The cluster, dominated by bright blue stars, can be seen with the naked eye in a dark sky in the tail of the constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius).


Млечный Путь над Бангл-Бангл Milky Way Over the Bungle Bungles
11.09.2012

Which part of this picture do you find more interesting -- the land or the sky? Advocates for the land might cite the beauty of the ancient domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in Western Australia.


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