Astronomy Picture of the Day

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"Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured,  along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is originated, written, coordinated, and edited since 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell. The APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet. All the images on the APOD page are credited to the owner or institution where they originated. Some of the images are copyrighted and to use these pictures publicly or commercially one must write to the owners for permission." I was not able to put any copyrighted pictures on my page. They are incredible, so please go to the website to view all the pictures. The NASA images below are in the public domain.

Below is just a small sample of some of the pictures to peak your interest to visit their website.

 

Apollo 14 on the Moon

Credit: NASA, Johnson Space Center

 

Apollo 12: Self-Portrait

Credit: Charles Conrad, Apollo 12, NASA

 

Challenger Launches Spacelab 2

Credit: NASA, Kennedy Space Center

 

Driving to the Sun

Credit: EIT Consortium, SOHO project, ESA, NASA

 

Earthrise

Credit: Apollo 8 , NASA

IC 1396 H-Alpha Close-Up

Credit: Nick Wright (Univ. College London) IPHAS Collaboration

 

Hurricane Fran's Approach

Credit: GOES-8 Satellite, NASA

Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico

Credit: GOES 12 Satellite, NASA, NOAA

 

Hydrogen and Dust in the Rosette Nebula

Credit: Nick Wright (Univ. College London) IPHAS Collaboration

 

The Last Moon Shot

Credit: NASA, The Apollo Program

 

Apollo 17: Last on the Moon

Credit: Apollo 17, NASA (Image scanned by Kipp Teague)

 

Liftoff of Space Shuttle Columbia

Credit: NASA, Kennedy Space Center

 

Light Echoes from V838 Mon

Credit: NASA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

 

Maneuvering in Space

Credit: STS-114 Crew, ISS Expedition 11, Crew NASA

Moonquakes Surprisingly Common

Credit: Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 Crew, GRIN, NASA

Mountains of Creation

Credit: Lori Allen (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al, JPL-Caltech, NASA

 

Orion Nebula: The Hubble View

Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Roberts (StScI/ESA) and The Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasaury Project Team

 

America Returns to Human Space Flight

Credit: NASA

Short Gamma-Ray Bursts Localized

Illustration Credit: Dana Berry, NASA

Simulated Gamma-ray Sky

Credit: GLAST DC2

Solar Eclipse and SOHO

Credit: 2006 Team - Williams College Eclipse Expedition, NSF, National Geographic, SOHO Consortium, ESA, NASA

A Solar Prominence from SOHO

Credit: SOHO -EIT Consortium, ESA, NASA

 

A Solar Prominence from SOHO

Credit: SOHO-EIT Consortium, ESA, NASA

Space Station Mir Over Earth

Credit: NASA, Russian Space Research Institute

 

SuitSat-1: A Spacesuit Floats Free

Credit: ISS Expedition 12 Crew, NASA

Standing on the Moon

Credit: NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Neil Armstrong

 

2003 UB313: A Tenth Planet?

Illustration; Discovery Credit: M. Brown (Caltech), C. Trujillo (Gemini), D. Rabinowitz (Yale), NSF, NASA

 

HD 188753: Triple Sunset

Illustration Credit: courtesy JPL-Caltech, NASA

 

Welcome to Planet Earth

Credit: Apollo 17 Crew, NASA

Z Machine Sets Unexpected Earth Temperature Record

Credit: Z Machine Collaboration, Sandia National Lab, Lockheed Martin, NNSA, DOE

 

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