Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)

Рентгеновское излучение остатка сверхновой Тихо X Rays From Tycho s Supernova Remnant

In 1572, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe recorded the sudden appearance of a bright new star in the constellation Cassiopeia. The new star faded from view over a period of months and is believed to have been a supernova, one of the last stellar explosions seen in our Milky Way galaxy.

Фазы Венеры Phases of Venus

Venus is currently falling out of the western evening sky. Second planet from the Sun and third brightest celestial object after the Sun and Moon, Venus has been appreciated by casual sky gazers as a brilliant beacon above the horizon after sunset. But telescopic images have also revealed its dramatic phases.

Туманность Sharpless 140 Sharpless 140

Three young, massive stars will eventually emerge from this natal cloud of dust and gas, but their presence is already revealed in this false-color image from the Spitzer Space Telescope. The picture offers...

Кратер "Мозг" на Марсе Brain Crater on Mars

What caused this unusual looking crater floor on Mars? Appearing at first glance to resemble the human brain, the natural phenomena that created the unusual texture on the floor of this Martian impact crater are currently under investigation. The light colored region surrounding the brain-textured region is likely sand dunes sculpted by winds.

Комета NEAT (Q4) над Индейской пещерой Comet NEAT (Q4) Over Indian Cove

Comet NEAT (Q4) was quite photogenic earlier this month. Although the head and part of the tails of Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) were visible to the unaided eye, the best views of the colorful tail were revealed only later by cameras able to expose for long periods.

NGC 3372: большая туманность в созвездии Киля NGC 3372: The Great Nebula in Carina

In one of the brightest parts of the Milky Way lies a nebula where some of the oddest things occur. NGC 3372, known as the Great Nebula in Carina, is home to massive stars and changing nebula.

Венера: покрытая облаками сестра Земли Venus: Earths Cloudy Twin

This picture by the Galileo spacecraft shows just how cloudy Venus is. Venus is very similar to Earth in size and mass - and so is sometimes referred to as Earth's sister planet - but Venus has a quite different climate.

Арп 188 и приливный хвост Головастика Arp 188 and the Tadpole s Tidal Tail

In this stunning vista recorded with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, distant galaxies form a dramatic backdrop for disrupted spiral galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy. The cosmic tadpole is a mere 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Draco.

Зубенелгенуби и ее друзья Zubenelgenubi and Friends

Moderately bright Zubenelgenubi is the star just off the upper right hand limb of an eclipsed Moon in this telescopic view from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Actually the second brightest star in the constellation...

Ступеньки Красного Прямоугольника Rungs of the Red Rectangle

A distinctive X-shape and ladder-like rungs appear in this Hubble Space Telescope image of the intriguing Red Rectangle Nebula. The dusty cosmic cloud was originally identified as a strong source of infrared radiation and is now believed to contain icy dust grains and hydrocarbon molecules formed in the cool outflow from an aging central star.

First page ] Prev. | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | NextLast page ]

 < July 2004  >
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su