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Index - Stars: Stellar Nurseries


From Calendar Year 2011

Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 January 11:
The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 February 09:
NGC 2174: Stars Versus Mountains
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 February 10:
Hanny's Voorwerp
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 February 15:
The North America Nebula in Infrared
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 February 24:
NGC 1999: South of Orion
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 April 14:
Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 April 25:
Monsters of IC 1396
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 May 01:
Molecular Cloud Barnard 163
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Star Factory Messier 17
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 August 19:
Herschel's Cocoon
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 August 21:
The Fairy of Eagle Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 September 02:
Herschel Views the Milky Way
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 September 05:
HH 47: A Young Star Jet Expands
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 September 13:
Great Orion Nebulae
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 September 17:
Spitzer's Orion
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 September 29:
Cocoon Nebula Wide Field
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 October 13:
The Color of IC 1795
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Clouds of Perseus
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HH 222: The Waterfall Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 October 27:
Young Suns of NGC 7129
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Ghost of the Cepheus Flare
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 November 16:
NGC 7822 in Cepheus
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 November 20:
W5: Pillars of Star Formation
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Pelican Nebula Close Up
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2011 December 08:
Sh2-239: Celestial Impasto
 


Previous Years

Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 1995 October 12:
HH-47 Star Jet
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 1999 April 02:
Stars of NGC 206
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 1999 November 29:
Arcs and Jets in Herbig Haro 34
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2001 April 15:
Diffraction Spikes: When Stars Look Like Crosses
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M16: Infrared Star Hunt
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2002 January 08:
Thackeray's Globules
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2002 March 13:
LL Orionis: When Cosmic Winds Collide
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2002 July 17:
Star-Forming Region RCW38 from 2MASS
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2003 February 06:
X-Rays from M83
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Zooming in on the First Stars
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2003 August 21:
X-Rays from M17
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M17: A Hubble Close-Up
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Inside the Eagle Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2005 June 05:
A Milky Way Band
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M42: Wisps of the Orion Nebula
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IC 1396 H-Alpha Close-Up
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CG4: A Ruptured Cometary Globule
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Central IC 1805
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Star EGGs in the Eagle Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2006 December 27:
IC 5067: Emission Nebula Close up
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2007 January 25:
Orion's Cradle
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2007 May 06:
Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2007 July 02:
Zooming in to the Pelican Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2007 July 26:
Hot Stars in the Rosette Nebula
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Sagittarius Triplet
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CG4: A Ruptured Cometary Globule
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The Elephant's Trunk in IC 1396
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2007 November 29:
Stardust in Perseus
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Trifid Pillars and Jets
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2008 February 14:
Long Stem Rosette
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2008 March 13:
Sculpting the South Pillar
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2008 December 28:
Thackerays Globules
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2009 February 22:
Orion Nebula: The Hubble View
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2009 March 05:
IC 5146: The Cocoon Nebula
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Chasing Carina
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M16: Pillars of Creation
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Spitzer's Orion
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Dust Pillar of the Carina Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2010 June 01:
WISE: Heart and Soul Nebulas in Infrared
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Young Star Cluster Westerlund 2
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Shaping NGC 6188
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M8: The Lagoon Nebula
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2010 October 22:
NGC 7822 in Cepheus
Thumbnail image.  Click to load APOD for this date. 2010 October 31:
Halloween and the Ghost Head Nebula


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