Astronomy Picture of the Day
    

Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)

Линзирование через окно Бааде Lensing through Baade's Window
31.01.1996

What is the shape and composition of our Milky Way Galaxy? This question would be easier to answer if there wasn't so much obscuring dust! In the 1940s, however, astronomer Walter Baade identified a "window" near the center of our Galaxy where there is comparatively little opaque dust.


Планеты около звезд типа Солнца Planets Around Sun-Like Stars
30.01.1996

Do many Sun-like stars have planets? Speculation on this point has been ongoing since humanity's realization that other stars existed. Only in the past year, however, have answers and discoveries been realized. The above plot summarizes the four known cases of normal stars having planets.


70 Девы B: новая водяная планета? 70 Virginis b: A New Water Planet?
29.01.1996

The star 70 Virginis has a planet. This recent discovery is the second known case of a planet orbiting a normal star other than our Sun itself. The first case involved 51 Pegasi and was announced last year.


Лучи прожектора из туманности Яйцо Searchlight Beams from the Egg Nebula
28.01.1996

The dramatic and mysterious looking object revealed in this Hubble Space Telescope image is known as the Egg Nebula. It is an aging star about 3,000 lightyears distant, entering its Planetary Nebula phase of evolution.


Орбитальные ремонтники Orbiting Repairmen
27.01.1996

In December of 1993 astronauts Story Musgrave and Jeffrey Hoffman performed the orbiting repairmans' ballet 400 miles above the Earth. They are seen in this photo perched at the end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's robotic arm making final repairs to the four story tall Hubble Space Telescope.


Рассеянное звездное скопление "Лагуна" M8 Open Cluster M8 in the Lagoon
26.01.1996

The large majestic Lagoon Nebula is home for many young stars and hot gas. The Lagoon Nebulae is so large and bright it can be seen without a telescope. Formed only several million years...


Квадрантиды: метеоры в перспективе Quadrantids: Meteors in Perspective
25.01.1996

Meteor showers are caused by streams of solid particles, dust size and larger, moving as a group through space. In many cases, the orbits of these meteor streams can be identified with the dust tails of comets.


Падение звездной пылинки Catching Falling Stardust
24.01.1996

This carrot shaped track is actually little more than 5 hundredths of an inch long. It is the trail of a meteroid through a gel exposed to space in low earth orbit by the shuttle launched EURECA (European Recoverable Carrier) spacecraft.


Глубокое поле The Deep Field
23.01.1996

The image above is part of the Hubble Deep Field and represents humanity's most distant yet optical view of the Universe. Galaxies like colorful pieces of candy fill the field, some as faint as 30th magnitude (about four billion times fainter than stars visible to the unaided eye).


Ниже облаков на Юпитере Beneath Jupiter's Clouds
22.01.1996

This near-infrared image of Jupiter was made using instrumentation at NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, located on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, in support of the Galileo mission to Jupiter. The brightest spots...


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