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Туманность Кошачий Глаз в оптике и рентгеновских лучах APOD: 2024 January 7 Б The Cats Eye Nebula in Optical and X-ray
6.01.2024

To some it looks like a cat's eye. To others, perhaps like a giant cosmic conch shell. It is actually one of the brightest and most highly detailed planetary nebula known, composed of gas expelled in the brief yet glorious phase near the end of life of a Sun-like star.


Снег на комете Чурюмова-Герасименко The Snows of Churyumov Gerasimenko
5.01.2024

You couldn't really be caught in this blizzard while standing by a cliff on periodic comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Orbiting the comet in June of 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft's narrow angle camera did record...


Трапеция: в сердце Ориона Trapezium: At the Heart of Orion
4.01.2024

Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster.


ζ Змееносца: убегающая звезда Zeta Oph: Runaway Star
3.01.2024

Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi produces the arcing interstellar bow wave or bow shock seen in this stunning infrared portrait. In the false-color view, bluish Zeta...


Стабильное красное полярное сияние над Новой Зеландией APOD: 2024 January 3 Б A SAR Arc from New Zealand
2.01.2024

What is that unusual red halo surrounding this aurora? It is a Stable Auroral Red (SAR) arc. SAR arcs are rare and have only been acknowledged and studied since 1954. The featured wide-angle photograph...


Ракета пролетает перед Луной APOD: 2024 January 2 Б Rocket Transits Rippling Moon
1.01.2024

Can a rocket make the Moon ripple? No, but it can make a background moon appear wavy. The rocket, in this case, was a SpaceX Falcon Heavy that blasted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center last week.


Величественная спиральная галактика NGC 1232 APOD: 2024 January 1 Б NGC 1232: A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy
31.12.2023

Galaxies are fascinating not only for what is visible, but for what is invisible. Grand spiral galaxy NGC 1232, captured in detail by one of the Very Large Telescopes, is a good example.


"Иллюстрис" моделирует Вселенную APOD: 2023 December 31 Б Illustris: A Simulation of the Universe
30.12.2023

How did we get here? Click play, sit back, and watch. A computer simulation of the evolution of the universe provides insight into how galaxies formed and perspectives into humanity's place in the universe.


Последнее полнолуние The Last Full Moon
29.12.2023

Known to some in the northern hemisphere as December's Cold Moon or the Long Night Moon, the last full moon of 2023 is rising in this surreal mountain and skyscape. The Daliesque scene was captured in a single exposure with a camera and long telephoto lens near Monte Grappa, Italy.


Шекспир в космосе Shakespeare in Space
28.12.2023

In 1986, Voyager 2 became the only spacecraft to explore ice giant planet Uranus close up. Still, this newly released image from the NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) on the James Webb Space Telescope offers a detailed look at the distant world. The tilted outer planet rotates on its axis once in about 17 hours.


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