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Little Planet Lovejoy

NGC 1579: Trifid of the North. Colorful NGC 1579 resembles the better known Trifid Nebula, but lies much farther north in planet Earth's sky, in the heroic constellation Perseus. About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in contrasting blue and red colors, with dark dust lanes prominent in the nebula's central regions. Read more at: (Mar 9, 2012)

The central Milky Way is a truly beautiful part of planet Earth's night sky

The Seagull Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Harel Boren. Explanation:

The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is called the umbra.

Have you ever dreamed of flying high above the Earth?

On the Road to Carina. This rugged road through the dark Atacama Desert seems to lead skyward toward the bright stars and glowing nebulae of the southern Milky Way. If you follow the road you will get to Cerro Armazones peak in Chile, future construction site for the 40-meter class European Extremely Large Telescope. Read more at: (Feb 18, 2012)

Comet Lovejoy over the Great Wall

A view from space......Aurorae over Planet Earth

Moon Meets Jupiter

M57: The Ring Nebula