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Комета ZTF: пересекая плоскость орбиты Comet ZTF: Orbital Plane Crossing
26.01.2023

The current darling of the northern night, Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF is captured in this telescopic image from a dark sky location at June Lake, California. Of course Comet ZTF has been growing brighter in recent days, headed for its closest approach to Earth on February 1.


Активная галактика NGC 1275 Active Galaxy NGC 1275
25.01.2023

Active galaxy NGC 1275 is the central, dominant member of the large and relatively nearby Perseus Cluster of Galaxies. Wild-looking at visible wavelengths, the active galaxy is also a prodigious source of x-rays and radio emission.


LDN 1622: туманность Бугимен APOD: 2023 January 25 Б LDN 1622: The Boogeyman Nebula
24.01.2023

To some, the dark shape looks like a mythical boogeyman. Scientifically, Lynds' Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only visible in long telescopic exposures of the region.


LHS 475 b: экзопланета размером с Землю APOD: 2023 January 24 Б LHS 475 b: Earth Sized Exoplanet
23.01.2023

If you could stand on exoplanet LHS 475 b, what might you see? No one knows for sure but pictured here is an interesting guess made by an Earth-based artificial intelligence (AI) engine.


Сталкивающиеся спиральные галактики Арп 274 APOD: 2023 January 23 Б The Colliding Spiral Galaxies of Arp 274
22.01.2023

Two galaxies are squaring off in Virgo and here are the latest pictures. When two galaxies collide, the stars that compose them usually do not. This is because galaxies are mostly empty space and, however bright, stars only take up only a small fraction of that space.


В зеленой компании: северное сияние над Норвегией APOD: 2023 January 22 Б In Green Company: Aurora over Norway
21.01.2023

Raise your arms if you see an aurora. With those instructions, two nights went by with, well, clouds -- mostly. On the third night of returning to same peaks, though, the sky not only cleared up but lit up with a spectacular auroral display.


Комета ZTF, видимая невооруженным глазом Naked Eye Comet ZTF
20.01.2023

Comet C/2022E3 (ZTF) is no longer too dim to require a telescope for viewing. By January 19, it could just be seen with the naked eye in this rural sky with little light pollution from a location about 20 kilometers from Salamanca, Spain.


Войны галактик: M81 и M82 Galaxy Wars: M81 and M82
19.01.2023

The two dominant galaxies near center are far far away, 12 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear. On the right, with grand spiral arms and bright yellow core is spiral galaxy M81. Also known as Bode's galaxy, M81 spans some 100,000 light-years.


Туманность Чайка The Seagull Nebula
18.01.2023

A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. Using narrowband image data, this 3-panel mosaic of the cosmic...


MACS0647: гравитационное линзирование в ранней Вселенной от телескопа "Джеймс Вебб" APOD: 2023 January 18 Б MACS0647: Gravitational Lensing of the Early Universe by Webb
17.01.2023

Gravitational lensing by the galaxy cluster MACS0647 -- in which the massive foreground cluster distorts and lenses the light emitted by distant background galaxies along the line of sight Б is on vivid display here in this recent multi-color infrared image from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).


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