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Полярные сияния и молнии на Юпитере Aurorae and Lightning on Jupiter
23.03.2021

Why does so much of Jupiter's lightning occur near its poles? Similar to Earth, Jupiter experiences both aurorae and lightning. Different from Earth, though, Jupiter's lightning usually occurs near its poles -- while much of Earth's lightning occurs near its equator.


Марс над каменным кругом Дуддо Mars over Duddo Stone Circle
22.03.2021

Why are these large stones here? One the more famous stone circles is the Duddo Five Stones of Northumberland, England. Set in the open near the top of a modest incline, a short hike across empty fields will bring you to unusual human -sized stones that are unlike anything surrounding them.


От Возничего к Ориону From Auriga to Orion
21.03.2021

What's up in the sky from Auriga to Orion? Many of the famous stars and nebulas in this region were captured on 34 separate images, taking over 430 hours of exposure, and digitally combined to reveal the featured image.


Антикитерский механизм The Antikythera Mechanism
20.03.2021

No one knew that 2,000 years ago, the technology existed to build such a device. The Antikythera mechanism, pictured, is now widely regarded as the first computer. Found at the bottom...


Триплет Льва The Leo Trio
19.03.2021

This popular group leaps into the early evening sky around the March equinox and the northern hemisphere spring. Famous as the Leo Triplet, the three magnificent galaxies found in the prominent constellation Leo gather here in one astronomical field of view.


Центр туманности Лагуна в инфракрасном свете Central Lagoon in Infrared
18.03.2021

Stars fill this infrared view, spanning 4 light-years across the center of the Lagoon Nebula. Visible light images show the glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds that dominate the scene. But this infrared image...


Звездная пыль в молекулярном облаке Персея Stardust in the Perseus Molecular Cloud
17.03.2021

Clouds of stardust drift through this deep skyscape, across the Perseus molecular cloud some 850 light-years away. Dusty nebulae reflecting light from embedded young stars stand out in the nearly 2 degree wide telescopic field of view.


Поверхность Венеры от "Венеры-13" The Surface of Venus from Venera 13
16.03.2021

If you could stand on Venus -- what would you see? Pictured is the view from Venera 13, a robotic Soviet lander which parachuted and air-braked down through the thick Venusian atmosphere in March of 1982.


IC 1318: газ и пыль в туманности Бабочка IC 1318: The Butterfly Nebula in Gas and Dust
15.03.2021

In the constellation of the swan near the nebula of the pelican lies the gas cloud of the butterfly next to a star known as the hen. That star, given the proper name Sadr...


Метеоры и болиды: свет и звук Meteor Fireballs in Light and Sound
14.03.2021

Yes, but have you ever heard a meteor? Usually, meteors are too far away to make any audible sound. However, a meteor will briefly create an ionization trail that can reflect a distant radio signal. If the geometry is right, you may momentarily hear -- through your radio -- a distant radio station even over static.


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