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Few worlds inspire the imagination quite like Europa, one of Jupiter's largest moons. The icy crust protects a sub-surface ocean of liquid w...

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Neptune has a Giant Blue Spot, just like Jupiter has a Giant Red Spot

Neptune has a Giant Blue Spot, just like Jupite...

The brightly reflective moon Enceladus appears before Saturn's rings while the larger moon Titan looms in the distance. The image was taken in visible green light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera during March 2012. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 600,000 miles (1 million kilometers) from Enceladus.

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower Over Pikes Peak, Colorado

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy Taken by Gerald Rhemann on December 13, 2013 @ Jauerling, Lower Austria

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy

Comet C/2012 K1 And NGC 3726 Taken by Gerald Rhemann on May 20, 2014 @ Eichgraben, Lower Austria

Comet C/2012 K1 And NGC 3726

Famous 'pale blue dot' picture of the Earth from Voyager at the end of the Solar System.

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Image from the Voyager II flyby of Neptune in August 1989 (NASA). In the middle is the Great Dark Spot, accompanied by bright, white clouds that undergo rapid changes in appearance. To the south of the Great Dark Spot is the bright feature that Voyager scientists nicknamed Scooter. Still farther south is the feature called Dark Spot 2, which has a bright core...

Weather on the outer planets only goes so deep

Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona "Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the light of the solar corona easily visible."

Informally known as the "Soap Bubble Nebula", this planetary nebula (officially known as PN G75.5+1.7) was discovered by amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich on July 6th, 2008. It was noted and reported by Keith Quattrocchi and Mel Helm on July 17th, 2008. This image was obtained with the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-meter telescope on June 19th, 2009 in the H-alpha (orange) and [OIII] (blue) narrowband filters. In this image, north is to the left and east is down.

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Jupiter and Venus

Full eclipse of the sun from above earths atmosphere

We have three objects, sun, moon, and earth, vastly different in size, in vastly different distances from each other, that, during solar and lunar eclipses, appear to cover each other exactly. Coincidence?

The unusual variable star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) continues to puzzle astronomers. This previously inconspicuous star underwent an outburst early in 2002, during which it temporarily increased in brightness to become 600,000 times more luminous than our Sun. Light from this sudden eruption is illuminating the interstellar dust surrounding the star, producing the most spectacular "light echo" in the history of astronomy.

Amazing New X-Ray Image of the Whirlpool Galaxy Shows it is Dotted with Black Holes

Sirius A and B.. Sirius B is a first discovered and closest to the Earth white dwarf. It is a small companion of Sirius A, the brightest star in the sky, with which it forms a dual system. Its distance from Earth is 8.6 light years, and its apparent brightness is about magnitude 8.