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Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)

Выметание газа из галактики ESO 137-001 Stripping ESO 137-001
31.07.2015

Spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 hurtles through massive galaxy cluster Abell 3627 some 220 million light years away. The distant galaxy is seen in this colorful Hubble/Chandra composite image through a foreground of the Milky Way's stars toward the southern constellation Triangulum Australe.


МКС и красочная Луна The ISS and a Colorful Moon
30.07.2015

Tonight's Full Moon, the second Full Moon in July, could be called a blue moon according to modern folklore. But this sharp and detailed mosaic, recorded with telescope and digital camera just before July's first Full Moon, actually does show a colorful lunar surface.


Млечный Путь над Улуру Milky Way over Uluru
29.07.2015

The central regions of our Milky Way Galaxy rise above Uluru/Ayers Rock in this striking night skyscape. Recorded on July 13, a faint airglow along the horizon shows off central Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette.


В глубине Лагуны The Deep Lagoon
28.07.2015

Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds inhabit the turbulent, cosmic depths of the Lagoon Nebula. Also known as M8, The bright star forming region is about 5,000 light-years distant.


Радуга и лучи над Брайс-Каньон Rainbows and Rays over Bryce Canyon
27.07.2015

What's happening over Bryce Canyon? Two different optical effects that were captured in one image taken earlier this month. Both effects needed to have the Sun situated directly behind the photographer. The nearest...


Млечный Путь и полярное сияние над Антарктикой Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica
26.07.2015

It has been one of the better skies of this long night. In parts of Antarctica, not only is it winter, but the Sun can spend weeks below the horizon. At China's Zhongshan Station, people sometimes venture out into the cold to photograph a spectacular night sky.


Галактика Сомбреро от Хаббла The Sombrero Galaxy from Hubble
25.07.2015

Why does the Sombrero Galaxy look like a hat? Reasons include the Sombrero's unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. Billions of old stars cause the diffuse glow of the extended central bulge.


Трехраздельная туманность в инфракрасном свете Infrared Trifid
24.07.2015

The Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope, a well known stop in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. But where visible light pictures show the nebula...


Ультрафиолетовые кольца M31 Ultraviolet Rings of M31
23.07.2015

A mere 2.5 million light-years away the Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, really is just next door as large galaxies go. So close and spanning some 260,000 light-years, it took 11 different...


Комета PanSTARRS, Луна и Венера Comet PanSTARRS, Moon, and Venus
22.07.2015

It is the object to the left of the big tree that's generating much recent excitement. If you look closely, there you can see Comet PanSTARRS, complete with two tails. During July, this comet has increased markedly in brightness and has just passed its closest approach to Earth.


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