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Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)

Планета Аврора Planet Aurora
12.05.2017

What bizarre alien planet is this? It's planet Earth of course, seen from the International Space Station through the shimmering glow of aurorae. About 400 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth, the orbiting station is itself within the upper realm of the auroral displays.


M13: огромное шаровое скопление в Геркулесе M13: The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
11.05.2017

In 1716, English astronomer Edmond Halley noted, "This is but a little Patch, but it shews itself to the naked Eye, when the Sky is serene and the Moon absent." Of course...


Многоволновой Краб The Multiwavelength Crab
10.05.2017

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier's famous list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, expanding debris from massive star's death explosion, witnessed on planet Earth in 1054 AD.


UGC 1810: взаимодействующая галактика от телескопа им.Хаббла UGC 1810: Wildly Interacting Galaxy from Hubble
9.05.2017

What's happening to this spiral galaxy? Although details remain uncertain, it surely has to do with an ongoing battle with its smaller galactic neighbor. The featured galaxy is labelled UGC 1810 by itself, but together with its collisional partner is known as Arp 273.


Большой Ковш выше и ниже чилийских вулканов Big Dipper Above and Below Chilean Volcanoes
8.05.2017

Do you see it? This common question frequently precedes the rediscovery of one of the most commonly recognized configurations of stars on the northern sky: the Big Dipper. This grouping of stars is one of the few things that has likely been seen, and will be seen, by every generation.


Древнее побережье Оганквит на Марсе Ancient Ogunquit Beach on Mars
7.05.2017

This was once a beach -- on ancient Mars. The featured 360-degree panorama, horizontally compressed, was taken by the robotic Curiosity rover currently exploring the red planet. Named Ogunquit Beach after its terrestrial counterpart, evidence...


Звездообразование в туманности Головастик Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula
6.05.2017

What's all of the commotion in the Tadpole nebula? Star formation. Dusty emission in the Tadpole nebula, IC 410, lies about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).


Скопление галактик Эйбелл 370 и за ним Galaxy Cluster Abell 370 and Beyond
5.05.2017

Some 4 billion light-years away, massive galaxy cluster Abell 370 only appears to be dominated by two giant elliptical galaxies and infested with faint arcs in this sharp Hubble Space Telescope snapshot. The fainter...


Бычий глаз и молодая Луна The Bull s Eye and the Young Moon
4.05.2017

Aldebaran, eye of Taurus the Bull, and a young crescent Moon shared an early evening sky last Friday. The lovely celestial pairing could be enjoyed around planet Earth, but from some locations the Moon was even seen to pass in front of Aldebaran, a dramatic lunar occultation of the familiar bright star.


Волны в скоплении Персея The Perseus Cluster Waves
3.05.2017

The cosmic swirl and slosh of giant waves in an enormous reservoir of glowing hot gas are traced in this enhanced X-ray image from the Chandra Observatory. The frame spans over 1 million light-years across the center of the nearby Perseus Galaxy Cluster, some 240 million light-years distant.


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