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Need to be reminded of the big picture? Check out the stars as seen from the earth, thousands of years into the future!

New constellations, new visions of the sky, new life! How small and precious our lives are, aren’t they? How we move like fast stars with our stories and visions. 13 more words

WISDOM

Castle Eye View

The best known asterism in northern skies, The Big Dipper is easy to recognize, even when viewed upside down, though some might see a… 126 more words

Science

3D 67P

Get out your red/cyan glasses and gaze across the surface of Churyumov-Gerasimenko, aka Comet 67P. The stereo anaglyph was created by combining two images from the… 110 more words

Science

The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak poses for a Messier moment in this telescopic snapshot from March 21. In fact it shares the 1 degree wide field-of-view with two well-known entries in the 18th century comet-hunting astronomer’s… 145 more words

Science

Iceland's Northern Lights Reflected in Volcanic Crater Lake

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a remarkable shot of a crater lake reflecting the gorgeous aurora above it. Learn much more about the photo and the stars contained in it on their website.

Art/Design

Daphnis and the Rings of Saturn

What’s happening to the rings of Saturn? Nothing much, just a little moon making waves. The moon is 8-kilometer Daphnis and it is making waves in the… 112 more words

Science

Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660

NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot. Over 40 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660’s peculiar appearance marks it as… 150 more words

Science