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Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)

В волчьей пещере In Wolf s Cave
7.09.2019

The mysterious blue reflection nebula found in catalogs as VdB 152 or Ced 201 really is very faint. It lies at the tip of the long dark nebula Barnard 175 in a dusty complex that has also been called Wolf's Cave.


Переработка вещества в Кассиопее А Recycling Cassiopeia A
6.09.2019

Massive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy live spectacular lives. Collapsing from vast cosmic clouds, their nuclear furnaces ignite and create heavy elements in their cores. After a few million years, the enriched material is blasted back into interstellar space where star formation can begin anew.


Большое Магелланово Облако The Large Cloud of Magellan
5.09.2019

The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily...


Туманность Паук в инфракрасном свете The Spider Nebula in Infrared
4.09.2019

Will the spider ever catch the fly? Not if both are large emission nebulas toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga). The spider-shaped gas cloud on the left is actually an emission nebula labelled...


Необычный сигнал может свидетельствовать о разрушении нейтронной звезды черной дырой Unusual Signal Suggests Neutron Star Destroyed by Black Hole
3.09.2019

What created this unusual explosion? Three weeks ago, gravitational wave detectors in the USA and Europe -- the LIGO and Virgo detectors -- detected a burst of gravitational radiation that had the oscillating pattern expected when a black hole destroys a neutron star.


Луна и Юпитер над Альпами The Moon and Jupiter over the Alps
2.09.2019

What are those bright lights in the sky ahead? When hiking a high mountain pass in northern Italy three weeks ago, a conjunction between our Moon and the distant planet Jupiter was visible as both rose together in the southwest after sunset.


M45: звездное скопление Плеяды M45: The Pleiades Star Cluster
1.09.2019

Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it as dusty as this. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city.


Туманность Ориона в телескоп "Спитцер" Spitzer's Orion
31.08.2019

Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope...


NGC 7129 и NGC 7142 NGC 7129 and NGC 7142
30.08.2019

This wide-field telescopic image looks toward the constellation Cepheus and an intriguing visual pairing of dusty reflection nebula NGC 7129 (right) and open star cluster NGC 7142. The two appear separated by only half a degree on the sky, but they actually lie at quite different distances.


M27: это не комета M27: Not a Comet
29.08.2019

While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list.


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