Astronomy Picture of The Day provides spectacular images of astronomical objects taken by astrophotographers and space missions.

The Great Carina Nebula

A jewel of the southern sky, the A jewel of the southern sky, the


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NGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula

Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known? Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known?


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M100: A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a


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Earthrise 1: Historic Image Remastered

"Oh my God! Look at that picture over there!


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Earthrise: A Video Reconstruction

About 12 seconds into this video, something unusual happens. About 12 seconds into this video, something unusual happens.


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A Cold December Night

They say Orion They say Orion


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Extraordinary Solar Halos

Welcome to the December Solstice, the first day of winter in planet Welcome to the December Solstice, the first day of winter in planet


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