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Лунная корона над Парижем APOD: 2024 May 30 Б A Lunar Corona over Paris
29.05.2024

Why does a cloudy moon sometimes appear colorful? The effect, called a lunar corona, is created by the quantum mechanical diffraction of light around individual, similarly-sized water droplets in an intervening but mostly-transparent cloud. Since light of different colors has different wavelengths, each color diffracts differently.


Лестница на Млечный Путь APOD: 2024 May 29 Б Stairway to the Milky Way
28.05.2024

What happens if you ascend this stairway to the Milky Way? Before answering that, let's understand the beautiful sky you will see. Most eye-catching is the grand arch of the Milky Way Galaxy...


Возвращение знаменитой активной области и вспышка класса X на Солнце APOD: 2024 May 28 Б Solar X Flare as Famous Active Region Returns
27.05.2024

It's back. The famous active region on the Sun that created auroras visible around the Earth earlier this month has survived its rotation around the far side of the Sun -- and returned. Yesterday...


Молекулярное облако Хамелеон-I Chamaeleon I Molecular Cloud
26.05.2024

Dark markings and bright nebulae in this telescopic southern sky view are telltale signs of young stars and active star formation. They lie a mere 650 light-years away, at the boundary of the local bubble and the Chamaeleon molecular cloud complex.


Выброс солнечного волокна APOD: 2024 May 26 Б A Solar Filament Erupts
25.05.2024

What's happened to our Sun? Nothing very unusual -- it just threw a filament. Toward the middle of 2012, a long standing solar filament suddenly erupted into space, producing an energetic coronal mass ejection (CME).


Ударный кратер Маникуаган: вид из космоса Manicouagan Impact Crater from Space
24.05.2024

Orbiting 400 kilometers above Quebec, Canada, planet Earth, the International Space Station Expedition 59 crew captured this snapshot of the broad St. Lawrence River and curiously circular Lake Manicouagan on April 11. Right of center, the ring-shaped lake is a modern reservoir within the eroded remnant of an ancient 100 kilometer diameter impact crater.


M78 от космического телескопа "Евклид" APOD: 2024 May 24 Б M78 from the Euclid Space Telescope
23.05.2024

Star formation can be messy. To help find out just how messy, ESA's new Sun-orbiting Euclid telescope recently captured the most detailed image ever of the bright star forming region M78. Near...


Распутывающаяся галактика NGC 3169 Unraveling NGC 3169
22.05.2024

Spiral galaxy NGC 3169 looks to be unraveling like a ball of cosmic yarn. It lies some 70 million light-years away, south of bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Wound up spiral arms are pulled out into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 (left) and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally.


Зеленое северное сияние над Швецией APOD: 2024 May 22 Б Green Aurora over Sweden
21.05.2024

It was bright and green and stretched across the sky. This striking aurora display was captured in 2016 just outside of цstersund, Sweden. Six photographic fields were merged to create the featured panorama spanning almost 180 degrees. Particularly striking aspects of this aurora include its sweeping arc-like shape and its stark definition.


CG4: глобула и галактика APOD: 2024 May 21 Б CG4: The Globule and the Galaxy
20.05.2024

Can a gas cloud eat a galaxy? It's not even close. The "claw" of this odd looking "creature" in the featured photo is a gas cloud known as a cometary globule. This globule, however, has ruptured. Cometary globules are typically characterized by dusty heads and elongated tails.


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