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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Ice Ring around Nearby Star Fomalhaut

Image Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), M. MacGregor; NASA/ESA Hubble, P. Kalas; B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

Explanation: Why is there a large ice ring around Fomalhaut? 364 more words

News

General John Kelly, Astrosplained

Like everyone else writing about the meltdown of the US government, I am having trouble keeping up with all of the people that need to be Astrosplained. 2,425 more words

Engines of Creation

Clear skies of a winter’s night,
Stars ablaze, a thousand suns,
Unimpeded before my sight,
The long journey their light has run.

Mighty Sirius, beacon in the void, 108 more words

Poetry

Epiphany January 6

Attesting to the uncomfortable marriage of belief and truth, there exists in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories a township known to the Palestinians as Place of Meat, and to the Israelis as Place of Bread. 835 more words

Southern Hemisphere Astrology

About the New Year's Eve Comet

Hey, everyone! Just a quick note about a comet that’s been in the news over the last day or two. Word is the comet Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková will be visible in the sky near the Moon on New Year’s Eve. 272 more words

Astronomy