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Neptune at Opposition

Neptune

Neptune at Opposition This month is a great time to see the solar system’s outermost gas giant planet, if you have a telescope and a little patience. The above image of the planet Neptune was obtained during a test of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope array in northern […] Read more»



Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Shadowed Moon and Mountain

Shadowed Moon

Image Credit: Norbert Span   Shadowed Moon and Mountain On July 16th the Moon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 with a lunar eclipse visible from much of planet Earth. In this view part of the lunar disk is immersed in Earth’s dark, reddened umbral shadow. Near the maximum eclipse […] Read more»





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