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2011 December 31: Comet Lovejoy and the ISS
2011 December 30: The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy
2011 December 29: Conjunction at Sunset
2011 December 28: Comet Lovejoy over Paranal
2011 December 27: M27: The Dumbbell Nebula
2011 December 26: A Raging Storm System on Saturn
2011 December 25: M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble
2011 December 24: Eclipsed Moon in the Morning
2011 December 23: Shell Galaxy NGC 7600
2011 December 22: Through a Sun Tunnel
2011 December 21: A Horseshoe Einstein Ring from Hubble
2011 December 20: NGC 253: The Sculptor Galaxy
2011 December 19: A Geminid Meteor Over Iran
2011 December 18: Hints of Higgs from the Large Hadron Collider
2011 December 17: Comet Lovejoy: Sungrazing Survivor
2011 December 16: Red Moon Rising
2011 December 15: The Umbra of Earth
2011 December 14: A Lunar Eclipse Over an Indian Peace Pagoda
2011 December 13: In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula
2011 December 12: Unusual Vein of Deposited Rock on Mars
2011 December 11: Searching for Meteorites in Antarctica
2011 December 10: Vesta Rocks
2011 December 09: Eclipsed Moon in the Morning
2011 December 08: Sh2-239: Celestial Impasto
2011 December 07: Kepler 22b: An Almost Earth Orbiting an Almost Sun
2011 December 06: Jupiter Rotation Movie from Pic du Midi
2011 December 05: A Memorable Aurora Over Norway
2011 December 04: Light Echoes from V838 Mon
2011 December 03: As Above, So Below
2011 December 02: Solar Eclipse over Antarctica
2011 December 01: Young Moon Meets Evening Star
2011 November 30: Curiosity Rover Lifts Off for Mars
2011 November 29: Across the Center of Centaurus A
2011 November 28: A Landslide on Asteroid Vesta
2011 November 27: Shuttle Plume Shadow Points to the Moon
2011 November 26: Pelican Nebula Close Up
2011 November 25: A Glimpse of CLIMSO
2011 November 24: Caught in the Afterglow
2011 November 23: The View from Chajnantor
2011 November 22: Leonid Fireball over Tenerife
2011 November 21: Around the World in 90 Minutes
2011 November 20: W5: Pillars of Star Formation
2011 November 19: In Wolf's Cave
2011 November 18: A Colorful Side of the Moon
2011 November 17: Pleiades to Hyades
2011 November 16: NGC 7822 in Cepheus
2011 November 15: Orange Sun Scintillating
2011 November 14: Waterfall, Moonbow, and Aurora from Iceland
2011 November 13: The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble
2011 November 12: Sunspot Castle
2011 November 11: In the Arms of M83
2011 November 10: RCW 86: Historical Supernova Remnant
2011 November 09: Asteroid 2005 YU55 Passes the Earth
2011 November 08: Jumping Sundogs Over Thunderclouds
2011 November 07: Star Forming Region S106
2011 November 06: Orange Sun Oozing
2011 November 05: GK Per: Nova of 1901
2011 November 04: Edge-on NGC 3628
2011 November 03: IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia
2011 November 02: NGC 7380: The Wizard Nebula
2011 November 01: Hammer Versus Feather on the Moon
2011 October 31: Ghost of the Cepheus Flare
2011 October 30: White Rock Fingers on Mars
2011 October 29: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3370 from Hubble
2011 October 28: October Skylights
2011 October 27: Young Suns of NGC 7129
2011 October 26: In, Through, and Beyond Saturn's Rings
2011 October 25: IC 1805: The Heart Nebula in HDR
2011 October 24: HH 222: The Waterfall Nebula
2011 October 23: Jupiter's Clouds from New Horizons
2011 October 22: Jupiter Near Opposition
2011 October 21: Clouds of Perseus
2011 October 20: Tails of Comet Garradd
2011 October 19: Draconid Meteors Over Spain
2011 October 18: Movie: Approaching Light Speed
2011 October 17: MACS 1206: A Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Len
2011 October 16: A Picturesque Venus Transit
2011 October 15: NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge
2011 October 14: MAGIC Star Trails
2011 October 13: The Color of IC 1795
2011 October 12: Saturn: Shadows of a Seasonal Sundial
2011 October 11: NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula
2011 October 10: A Strange Sunrise Over Argentina
2011 October 09: Nobels for a Strange Universe
2011 October 08: MESSENGER's First Day
2011 October 07: The Comet Hartley 2 Cruise
2011 October 06: M82: Starburst Galaxy with a Superwind
2011 October 05: Comet and CME on the Sun
2011 October 04: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes
2011 October 03: Dark Matter Movie from the Bolshoi Simulation
2011 October 02: Tunguska: The Largest Recent Impact Event
2011 October 01: Asteroids Near Earth
2011 September 30: Cloudy Night of the Northern Lights
2011 September 29: Cocoon Nebula Wide Field
2011 September 28: Violent Sunspot Group AR 1302 Unleashes a Flare
2011 September 27: Flying over Planet Earth
2011 September 26: Dry Ice Pits on Mars
2011 September 25: A Large Tsunami Shock Wave on the Sun
2011 September 24: Mangaia's Milky Way
2011 September 23: September's Aurora
2011 September 22: Arp 272
2011 September 21: Pleiades Deep Field
2011 September 20: Kepler 16b: A Planet with Two Suns
2011 September 19: The South Pole of Asteroid Vesta
2011 September 18: A Sharp View of the Sun
2011 September 17: Spitzer's Orion
2011 September 16: September's Harvest Moon
2011 September 15: NGC 3521: Galaxy in a Bubble
2011 September 14: The Bubble and M52
2011 September 13: Great Orion Nebulae
2011 September 12: Tisdale 2 Rock Formation on Mars
2011 September 11: On the Origin of Gold
2011 September 10: Rollback from GRAIL's Rocket
2011 September 09: Comet Garradd and the Coat Hanger
2011 September 08: Apollo 17 Site: A Sharper View
2011 September 07: J102815: A Star That Should Not Exist
2011 September 06: M6: The Butterfly Cluster
2011 September 05: HH 47: A Young Star Jet Expands
2011 September 04: In the Shadow of Saturn
2011 September 03: Comet Garradd Passes Ten Thousand Stars
2011 September 02: Herschel Views the Milky Way
2011 September 01: M27: Not a Comet
2011 August 31: Roll Cloud Over Wisconsin
2011 August 30: The Coldest Brown Dwarf
2011 August 29: Hickson 44 in Leo
2011 August 28: A Jet from Galaxy M87
2011 August 27: Hurricane Irene Forms
2011 August 26: A Young Supernova in the Nearby Pinwheel Galaxy
2011 August 25: Portrait of NGC 281
2011 August 24: A Pileus Iridescent Cloud Over Ethiopia
2011 August 23: Aurora Over Greenland
2011 August 22: TrES 2b: Dark Planet
2011 August 21: The Fairy of Eagle Nebula
2011 August 20: Stereo Vesta
2011 August 19: Herschel's Cocoon
2011 August 18: A Sun Pillar Over Ontario
2011 August 17: Perseid Below
2011 August 16: Shapley 1: An Annular Planetary Nebula
2011 August 15: Rover Arrives at Endeavour Crater on Mars
2011 August 14: Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas
2011 August 13: Castle and Meteor by Moonlight
2011 August 12: NGC 7331 and Beyond
2011 August 11: The Snows of Paranal
2011 August 10: The Summer Triangle Over Catalonia
2011 August 09: Juno Rockets Toward Jupiter
2011 August 08: Seasonal Dark Streaks on Mars
2011 August 07: MyCn18: An Hourglass Planetary Nebula
2011 August 06: Comet Garradd and Messier 15
2011 August 05: A Summer Night's Dream
2011 August 04: A Dusty Iris Nebula
2011 August 03: The Leo Triplet Galaxies from VST
2011 August 02: Asteroid Vesta Full Frame
2011 August 01: Shuttle Reentry Streak from Orbit
2011 July 31: Metal on the Plains of Mars
2011 July 30: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
2011 July 29: Gale Crater
2011 July 28: NGC 6188 and NGC 6164
2011 July 27: Introducing Comet Garradd
2011 July 26: Galaxy NGC 474: Cosmic Blender
2011 July 25: Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns
2011 July 24: A Flight of Helios
2011 July 23: NGC 2403 in Camelopardalis
2011 July 22: Pluto's P4
2011 July 21: Atlantis Farewell from Parkes
2011 July 20: Noctilucent Clouds Over Edmonton
2011 July 19: Vesta Vista
2011 July 18: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station
2011 July 17: Lewin's Challenge: 360 Degree Star Trails
2011 July 16: Starry Night over Dubai
2011 July 15: NGC 3314: When Galaxies Overlap
2011 July 14: Neptune: Once Around
2011 July 13: Atlantis Last Approach
2011 July 12: The Perseus Cluster of Galaxies
2011 July 11: A Total Lunar Eclipse Over Tajikistan
2011 July 10: A Milky Way Band
2011 July 09: Atlantis Reflection
2011 July 08: Saturn Storm Panoramas
2011 July 07: Arp 78: Peculiar Galaxy in Aries
2011 July 06: Sunrise at Tycho
2011 July 05: A Triangular Shadow of a Large Volcano
2011 July 04: Southern Ocean Sky
2011 July 03: Alpha Centauri: The Closest Star System
2011 July 02: Moon and Venus at Dawn
2011 July 01: VAR!
2011 June 30: Star Factory Messier 17
2011 June 29: Abell 2744: Pandora's Cluster of Galaxies
2011 June 28: Stardust and Betelgeuse
2011 June 27: Stars and Dust Across Corona Australis
2011 June 26: NGC 3132: The Eight Burst Nebula
2011 June 25: Eclipse over the Acropolis
2011 June 24: The Big Dipper
2011 June 23: Stereo Helene
2011 June 22: MESSENGER's Degas View
2011 June 21: Eclipsed Moonlight
2011 June 20: Last Roll Out of a NASA Space Shuttle
2011 June 19: The Regolith of Asteroid Eros
2011 June 18: Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats
2011 June 17: Eclipsed Moon in the Milky Way
2011 June 16: Mercury's Surface in Exaggerated Color
2011 June 15: Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri
2011 June 14: The Universe Nearby
2011 June 13: Views from Cassini at Saturn
2011 June 12: M64: The Sleeping Beauty Galaxy
2011 June 11: Supernovae in the Whirlpool
2011 June 10: The Sun Unleashed
2011 June 09: The Great Carina Nebula
2011 June 08: Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together
2011 June 07: A Last Landing for Space Shuttle Endeavour
2011 June 06: Geometer's Playground Over Wyoming
2011 June 05: Another Nearby Supernova in the Whirlpool Galaxy
2011 June 04: Dawn's Grande Finale
2011 June 03: Midnight's Solar Eclipse
2011 June 02: Endeavour's Starry Night
2011 June 01: Earth Rotating Under Very Large Telescopes
2011 May 31: Jets from Unusual Galaxy Centaurus A
2011 May 30: The Last Panorama of the Spirit Rover on Mars
2011 May 29: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning
2011 May 28: The Mileage of Light
2011 May 27: Messier Marathon
2011 May 26: Supernova Sonata
2011 May 25: Space Shuttle Rising
2011 May 24: Three Arches Above Utah
2011 May 23: An Unexpected Flare from the Crab Nebula
2011 May 22: Io: The Prometheus Plume
2011 May 21: Planets, Endeavour at Dawn
2011 May 20: A Journey Through the Night Sky
2011 May 19: NGC 253: Close Up
2011 May 18: The Last Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour
2011 May 17: A Starry Night of Iceland
2011 May 16: Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the Canary Islands
2011 May 15: The Sombrero Galaxy from Hubble
2011 May 14: The Little Dipper
2011 May 13: A Beautiful Trifid
2011 May 12: Enceladus Looms
2011 May 11: The Southern Cliff in the Lagoon
2011 May 10: Gravity Probe B Confirms the Existence of Gravitomagnetism
2011 May 09: Wonder and Mystery above the Very Large Telescopes
2011 May 08: Shadow of a Martian Robot
2011 May 07: Dawn of the Planets
2011 May 06: Farther Along
2011 May 05: 50 Years Ago: Freedom 7 Flies
2011 May 04: Celestial Trails over Greece
2011 May 03: Globular Cluster M15 from Hubble
2011 May 02: Jupiter's Great Red Spot from Voyager 1
2011 May 01: Molecular Cloud Barnard 163
2011 April 30: Tycho's Supernova Remnant
2011 April 29: The Antennae
2011 April 28: Scintillating
2011 April 27: The Dark Tower in Scorpius
2011 April 26: Hydrogen in the LMC
2011 April 25: Monsters of IC 1396
2011 April 24: The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble
2011 April 23: Shadows at the Lunar South Pole
2011 April 22: Virgo Cluster Galaxies
2011 April 21: Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273
2011 April 20: Rio Morning Moonset
2011 April 19: The GRB 110328A Symphony
2011 April 18: Visual Effects: Wonders of the Universe
2011 April 17: The View from Everest
2011 April 16: The Tadpoles of IC 410
2011 April 15: Messier 101
2011 April 14: Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud
2011 April 13: Centaurus Radio Jets Rising
2011 April 12: 50 Years Ago: Yuri's Planet
2011 April 11: Otherworldly Planet Rise
2011 April 10: Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet
2011 April 09: Lunar Farside
2011 April 08: Echoes from the Depths of a Red Giant Star
2011 April 07: Planetary Nebula NGC 2438
2011 April 06: M74: The Perfect Spiral
2011 April 05: The Milky Way Over Tenerife
2011 April 04: Verona Rupes: Tallest Known Cliff in the Solar System
2011 April 03: Giant Galaxy NGC 6872
2011 April 02: Endeavour Looking Up
2011 April 01: It's Raining on Titan
2011 March 31: MESSENGER at Mercury
2011 March 30: NGC 5584: Expanding the Universe
2011 March 29: Kepler's Suns and Planets
2011 March 28: Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway
2011 March 27: Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars
2011 March 26: T Tauri and Hind's Variable Nebula
2011 March 25: Auroral Substorm over Yellowknife
2011 March 24: Boston Moonrise
2011 March 23: MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula
2011 March 22: NGC 6384: Spiral Beyond the Stars
2011 March 21: The CMB Cold Spot
2011 March 20: Parthenon Moon
2011 March 19: Messier 106
2011 March 18: Mercury and Jupiter at Sunset
2011 March 17: Saturn's Serpent Storm
2011 March 16: Sideways Galaxy NGC 3628
2011 March 15: Cassini Approaches Saturn
2011 March 14: Spacecrafts Streak Over Colorado
2011 March 13: A Mars Panorama from the Phoenix Lander
2011 March 12: Mare Orientale
2011 March 11: AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula
2011 March 10: Discovery in Twilight
2011 March 09: The International Space Station Expands Again
2011 March 08: Titan, Rings, and Saturn from Cassini
2011 March 07: A Solar Prominence Eruption from SDO
2011 March 06: Asteroids in the Distance
2011 March 05: Cooling Neutron Star
2011 March 04: NGC 6914 Nebulae
2011 March 03: Lunar Nearside
2011 March 02: NGC 1499: The California Nebula
2011 March 01: Discovery Visits the Space Station
2011 February 28: Red Snow Moon over Edmonton
2011 February 27: Saturn's Hyperion: A Moon with Odd Craters
2011 February 26: Shell Galaxies in Pisces
2011 February 25: NGC 4449: Close up of a Small Galaxy
2011 February 24: NGC 1999: South of Orion
2011 February 23: The Solar System from MESSENGER
2011 February 22: Star Size Comparisons
2011 February 21: Milky Way Over Switzerland
2011 February 20: Mammatus Clouds Over Olympic Valley
2011 February 19: Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 Close Up
2011 February 18: Planetary Nebula Project
2011 February 17: X-Class Flare
2011 February 16: Comet Tempel 1 from Stardust NeXT Spacecraft
2011 February 15: The North America Nebula in Infrared
2011 February 14: The Rosette Nebula
2011 February 13: Ice Fishing for Cosmic Neutrinos
2011 February 12: Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant
2011 February 11: Star Colors in Orion
2011 February 10: Hanny's Voorwerp
2011 February 09: NGC 2174: Stars Versus Mountains
2011 February 08: Iridescent Clouds from the Top of the World Highway
2011 February 07: Sun 360: STEREO Captures Views of the Entire Sun
2011 February 06: An Anomalous SETI Signal
2011 February 05: Apollo 14: A View from Antares
2011 February 04: Zeta Oph: Runaway Star
2011 February 03: Six Worlds for Kepler-11
2011 February 02: Moon and Venus over Switzerland
2011 February 01: Powers of Ten
2011 January 31: Japans Kounotori2 Supply Ship Approaches the Space Station
2011 January 30: Gibbous Europa
2011 January 29: Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater
2011 January 28: NanoSail-D
2011 January 27: Hidden Treasures of M78
2011 January 26: The Whirlpool Galaxy in Infrared Dust
2011 January 25: The Rippled Red Ribbons of SNR 0509
2011 January 24: Phobos South Pole from Mars Express
2011 January 23: Peekskill Fireball Video: Johnstown
2011 January 22: Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660
2011 January 21: Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka
2011 January 20: The Once and Future Stars of Andromeda
2011 January 19: Saturn Storm
2011 January 18: Kona Galaxy Garden
2011 January 17: Night and Day above Almost Planet Sounio
2011 January 16: Globular Star Cluster 47 Tuc
2011 January 15: A Total Eclipse at the End of the World
2011 January 14: Quadrantids over Qumis
2011 January 13: NGC 3521 Close Up
2011 January 12: The Seagull Nebula
2011 January 11: The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula
2011 January 10: A Sun Halo Beyond Stockholm
2011 January 09: The Antikythera Mechanism
2011 January 08: NGC 7293: The Helix Nebula
2011 January 07: Sunset, Moonset
2011 January 06: Sunrise, Moonrise
2011 January 05: Eclipsing the Sun
2011 January 04: A Green Flash from the Sun
2011 January 03: Winter Hexagon Over Stagecoach Colorado
2011 January 02: Looking Back at an Eclipsed Earth
2011 January 01: Fireworks Galaxy NGC 6946

Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA)
NASA Official: Phillip Newman. Specific rights apply.
A service of: ASD at NASA/GSFC
& Michigan Tech. U.

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