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

Moon behind Lava Fountain

What's happened to the Moon? What's happened to the Moon?


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Aurora around Saturns North Pole

Are Saturn's auroras like Earth's? Are Saturn's auroras like Earth's?


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A Powerful Solar Flare

A Powerful Solar Flare A Powerful Solar Flare


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Aerosol Earth

Aerosol Earth Aerosol Earth


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Close Mars

Still bright in evening skies, Still bright in evening skies,


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The NGC 6914 Complex

A study in contrasts, A study in contrasts,


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Nearby Cepheid Variable RS Pup

In the center is one of the most important stars on the sky. In the center is one of the most important stars on the sky.


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