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Astronomy Picture of the Day-03/03/2015

THE BUTTERFLY CLUSTER (Messier 6 or M6)

It is an open cluster of stars in the constellation of Scorpius. Its name derives from the vague resemblance of its shape to a butterfly. 189 more words

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Astronomy Picture of the Day-26/02/2015

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation… 152 more words

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Astronomy Picture of the Day-17/02/2015

A beautiful painting of Galileo Galilei by Domenico Passignano. He was born in Pisa,Italy to a Music Theorist and Composer Vincenzo Galilei.

Credits: Wikipedia and Harvard University… 20 more words

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Happy Birthday Galileo Galilei..!!

Today on this day, one of the famous and great physicist Galileo Galilei was born. Today on his birth anniversary we would like to him a tribute. 41 more words

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An Aurora Of Marbles

It looks like a fine collection of aggies. But this grid of embedded swirls and streaks actually follows the dramatic development of planet Earth’s auroral substorms… 160 more words

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Galaxy Zoo - APOD

(Credit & Copyright: SDSS, Galaxy Zoo; Composite: Richard Nowell & Hannah Hutchins)

Last week the Milky Way Project was featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day website, but it’s not the first time a… 36 more words

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Astronomy Picture of the Day-11/01/2015

The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, and the Horseshoe Nebula (catalogued as Messier 17 or M17 and as NGC 6618) is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius. 199 more words

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