NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Latest Pictures of the Day

Page Title
Image Credit
The Helix Nebula in Infrared (2016)2016/09/20September2016Nebulae
M33: Triangulum Galaxy (2016)2016/09/17September2016Galaxies
NGC 1672: Barred Spiral Galaxy from Hubble (2016)2016/09/13September2016Galaxies
Philae Lander Found on Comet 67P (2016)2016/09/12September2016Comet
All the Water on Planet Earth (2016)2016/09/11September2016Earth
The Launch of OSIRIS REx (2016)2016/09/10September2016Launch
Eclipse to Sunset (2016)2016/09/07September2016Sun
Io over Jupiter from Voyager 1 (2016)2016/09/04September2016Jupiter
Little Planet Astro Camp (2016)2016/09/02September2016Planet
Light at the End of the Road (2016)2016/09/01September2016Other
Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico (2016)2016/08/31August2016Sun
Aurora over Icelandic Fault (2016)2016/08/30August2016Other
Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2016)2016/08/29August2016Sun
Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens (2016)2016/08/28August2016Cluster
The Milky Way Sets (2016)2016/08/26August2016Milky Way
Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet (2016)2016/08/25August2016Star
Curiosity at Murray Buttes on Mars (2016)2016/08/24August2016Mars
Gigantic Jet Lightning over China (2016)2016/08/23August2016Other
Perseid Fireball at Sunset Crater (2016)2016/08/19August2016Sun
Five Planets and the Moon over Australia (2016)2016/08/16August2016Moon
Human as Spaceship (2016)2016/08/15August2016Space
The Keyhole in the Carina Nebula (2016)2016/08/14August2016Nebulae
Perseid from Torralba del Burgo (2016)2016/08/13August2016Other
The Easterbunny Comes to NGC 4725 (2016)2016/08/12August2016Other
Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds (2016)2016/08/11August2016Cloud
Colliding Galaxies in Stephans Quintet (2016)2016/08/10August2016Galaxies
Perseid Meteors over Mount Shasta (2016)2016/08/08August2016Other
Io: Moon over Jupiter (2016)2016/08/07August2016Moon
Las Campanas Moon and Mercury (2016)2016/08/06August2016Mercury
M63: Sunflower Galaxy Wide Field (2016)2016/08/04August2016Sun
Behold the Universe (2016)2016/08/03August2016Other
Behind Saturn (2016)2016/08/01August2016Saturn
Ripples Through a Dark Sky (2016)2016/07/30July2016Sky
M13: A Great Globular Cluster of Stars (2016)2016/07/27July2016Star
Puzzling a Sky over Argentina (2016)2016/07/26July2016Sky
Deep Magellanic Clouds Image Indicates Collisions (2016)2016/07/25July2016Cloud
M2 9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula (2016)2016/07/24July2016Nebulae
Galaxy Cluster Abell S1063 and Beyond (2016)2016/07/22July2016Cluster
Falcon 9: Launch and Landing (2016)2016/07/21July2016Launch
Dark Dunes on Mars (2016)2016/07/20July2016Mars
Color the Universe (2016)2016/07/19July2016Other
Mercury on the Horizon (2016)2016/07/17July2016Mercury
The North Celestial Tower (2016)2016/07/16July2016Other
NGC 2736: The Pencil Nebula (2016)2016/07/15July2016Nebulae
NGC 1309: Spiral Galaxy and Friends (2016)2016/07/14July2016Galaxies
M7: Open Star Cluster in Scorpius (2016)2016/07/13July2016Star
Chasing Juno (2016)2016/07/12July2016Other
Aurorae on Jupiter (2016)2016/07/11July2016Jupiter
Moon Meets Jupiter (2016)2016/07/10July2016Moon
Noctilucent Clouds Tour France (2016)2016/07/09July2016Cloud
The Swirling Core of the Crab Nebula (2016)2016/07/08July2016Nebulae
The Altiplano Night (2016)2016/07/07July2016Other
Arp 286: Trio in Virgo (2016)2016/07/06July2016Other
The Colorful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi (2016)2016/07/05July2016Cloud
The Cats Eye Nebula (2016)2016/07/03July2016Nebulae
Firefly Trails and the Summer Milky Way (2016)2016/07/02July2016Milky Way
The New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness (2016)2016/06/30June2016Sky
From Alpha to Omega in Crete (2016)2016/06/29June2016Other
Anticrepuscular Rays over Colorado II (2016)2016/06/27June2016Other
Jupiters Clouds from New Horizons (2016)2016/06/26June2016Jupiter
Strawberry to Honey Moonrise (2016)2016/06/25June2016Moon
Sagittarius Sunflowers (2016)2016/06/24June2016Sun
Cirrus over Paris (2016)2016/06/22June2016Other
NGC 6814: Grand Design Spiral Galaxy from Hubble (2016)2016/06/21June2016Galaxies
Sunrise Solstice over Stonehenge (2016)2016/06/20June2016Sun
Galaxy and Planets Beyond Bristlecone Pines (2016)2016/06/19June2016Galaxies
Sputnik Planum vs. Krun Macula (2016)2016/06/18June2016Other
Comet PanSTARRS in the Southern Fish (2016)2016/06/17June2016Comet
Northern Lights above Lofoten (2016)2016/06/16June2016Other
The North America and Pelican Nebulas (2016)2016/06/14June2016NebulaeEzequiel Etcheverry
Unexplained Dimmings in KIC 8462852 (2016)2016/06/13June2016OtherNASA
A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay (2016)2016/06/12June2016CloudDaniela Mirner Eberl
The Fornax Cluster of Galaxies (2016)2016/06/11June2016ClusterEuropean Southern Observatory
NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula (2016)2016/06/10June2016NebulaeMichael MillerJimmy Walker
Pluto at Night (2016)2016/06/09June2016PlutoNASAJohns Hopkins Univ./APLSouthwest Research Institute
The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble (2016)2016/06/08June2016NebulaeNASAESAThe Hubble Heritage TeamSTScIAURA
Night on Venus in Infrared from Orbiting Akatsuki (2016)2016/06/07June2016VenusISASJAXA
The Supernova and Cepheids of Spiral Galaxy UGC 9391 (2016)2016/06/06June2016GalaxiesNASAESAA. RiessSTScIJHU
Comet PanSTARRS and the Helix Nebula (2016)2016/06/05June2016CometFritz Helmut Hemmerich
The Shadow of Surveyor 1 (2016)2016/06/04June2016OtherNASAGSFCArizona State U. /Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
NGC 4631: The Whale Galaxy (2016)2016/06/03June2016GalaxiesMartin Pugh
Three Planets from Pic du Midi (2016)2016/06/02June2016PlanetJL. Dauvergne
Stars and Gas of the Running Chicken Nebula (2016)2016/05/31May2016StarAndrew Campbell
Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars (2016)2016/05/29May2016MarsViking ProjectUSGSNASA
Cat s Eye Wide and Deep (2016)2016/05/28May2016OtherJosh Smith
The Great Carina Nebula (2016)2016/05/27May2016NebulaeBarden Ridge Observatory
IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula (2016)2016/05/26May2016NebulaeSubaru Telescope (NAOJ)Roberto Colombari
NGC 5078 and Friends (2016)2016/05/25May2016OtherDietmar HagerEric Benson
Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks (2016)2016/05/24May2016Milky WayMartin PughJudy Schmidt
Inside a Daya Bay Antineutrino Detector (2016)2016/05/23May2016OtherDOEBerkeley LabRoy Kaltschmidt
LL Orionis: When Cosmic Winds Collide (2016)2016/05/22May2016OrionHubble Heritage TeamAURASTScIVanderbilt U.NASA
Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition (2016)2016/05/21May2016Milky WayTunç TezelTWAN
3D Mercury Transit (2016)2016/05/20May2016MercuryStefan SeipTWAN
The Surface of Europa (2016)2016/05/19May2016OtherNASAJPL-CaltechSETI Institute
Halo from Atacama (2016)2016/05/18May2016OtherYuri BeletskyCarnegieLas Campanas ObservatoryTWAN
The Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared (2016)2016/05/17May2016NebulaeNASASpitzer Space TelescopeOliver CzernetzSiding Spring Obs.
Clouds of the Carina Nebula (2016)2016/05/16May2016NebulaeJohn Ebersole
Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest (2016)2016/05/15May2016Milky WayFlorian Breuer
Falcon 9 and Milky Way (2016)2016/05/14May2016Milky WayDerek DemeterEmil Buehler Planetarium
ISS and Mercury Too (2016)2016/05/13May2016MercuryThierry Legault
A Transit of Mercury (2016)2016/05/12May2016MercuryHoward Brown-Greaves
Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds (2016)2016/05/10May2016StarCarlos Eduardo FairbairnJudy Schmidt
Mercurys Transit: An Unusual Spot on the Sun (2016)2016/05/08May2016SunDavid Cortner
Three Worlds for TRAPPIST 1 (2016)2016/05/07May2016OtherESO
NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula (2016)2016/05/06May2016NebulaeFederico Pelliccia
The SONG and the Hunter (2016)2016/05/05May2016OtherMads Fredslund AndersenStellar Astrophysics Centre
A Mercury Transit Sequence (2016)2016/05/04May2016MercuryDominique Dierick
Aurora over Sweden (2016)2016/05/03May2016OtherGöran Strand
Crossing Mars (2016)2016/05/02May2016MarsNASAJPL-CaltechMSSS
Contemplating the Sun (2016)2016/05/01May2016SunSteven Gilbert
Moon over Makemake (2016)2016/04/30April2016MoonAlex H. ParkerSouthwest Research Institute
Fermi's Gamma-ray Moon (2016)2016/04/29April2016MoonNASADOEInternational Fermi LAT Collaboration
A Dust Angel Nebula (2016)2016/04/28April2016NebulaeRogelio Bernal Andreo
Omega Centauri: The Brightest Globular Star Cluster (2016)2016/04/27April2016StarRoberto Colombari
NGC 6872: A Stretched Spiral Galaxy (2016)2016/04/26April2016GalaxiesFORS Team8.2-meter VLT AntuESOJudy Schmidt
Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant (2016)2016/04/25April2016SupernovaGiuseppe Donatiello
M16: Pillars of Star Creation (2016)2016/04/24April2016StarASUHSTNASA
Milky Way in Moonlight (2016)2016/04/23April2016Milky WayBabak TafreshiTWAN
NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula (2016)2016/04/22April2016NebulaeNASAESAHubble HeritageSTScIAURA
The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy (2016)2016/04/21April2016CometBob Franke
Galaxy Einstein Ring (2016)2016/04/20April2016GalaxiesY. HezavehStanfordet al.ALMANRAO
Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand (2016)2016/04/17April2016CloudWitta Priester
Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System (2016)2016/04/16April2016OtherNASAMarshall Space Flight Center
Mercury and Crescent Moon Set (2016)2016/04/15April2016MercuryMiguel ClaroTWANDark Sky Alqueva
Full Venus and Crescent Moon Rise (2016)2016/04/14April2016VenusEl Cielo de CanariasIAC
Orion in Red and Blue (2016)2016/04/13April2016OrionDavid Lindemann
Combined Solar Eclipse Corona from Earth and Space (2016)2016/04/12April2016EarthJ. VilingaIAPLASCONRLSOHO
The Comet and the Star Cluster (2016)2016/04/11April2016StarJosé J. ChambóCometografia
Cassini Approaches Saturn (2016)2016/04/10April2016SaturnCassini Imaging TeamSWRIJPLESANASA
A Green Flash of Spring (2016)2016/04/09April2016OtherMurray Schukar
Lapland Northern Lights (2016)2016/04/08April2016OtherJuan Carlos CasadoTWANEarth and Stars
Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (2016)2016/04/07April2016OtherESOVST/Omegacam Local Group Survey
Auroras and the Magnetosphere of Jupiter (2016)2016/04/06April2016JupiterJAXANASAESAChandraHubble
Lucid Dreaming (2016)2016/04/04April2016OtherArnar KristjanssonJudy Schmidt
Close up of the Bubble Nebula (2016)2016/04/03April2016NebulaeNASAESAHubble Legacy ArchiveJudy Schmidt
Pluto s Bladed Terrain in 3D (2016)2016/04/02April2016PlutoNASAJohns Hopkins Univ./APLSouthwest Research Institute
Europa: Discover Life Under the Ice (2016)2016/04/01April2016OtherNASAJPLVisions of the Future
Big Dipper to Southern Cross (2016)2016/03/31March2016OtherPetr Horálek
NGC 6188 and NGC 6164 (2016)2016/03/30March2016OtherMartin PughRick Stevenson
Orions Belt and Sword over Teides Peak (2016)2016/03/28March2016OrionCesar
NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars (2016)2016/03/27March2016StarNASAESAIAAESA/Hubble
Sostice to Equinox Cubed (2016)2016/03/26March2016OtherOlivér Nagy
Close Comet and the Milky Way (2016)2016/03/25March2016CometTerrastroTWAN
Hickson 91 in Piscis Austrinus (2016)2016/03/24March2016OtherCHART32 TeamJohannes Schedler
The Great Nebula in Carina (2016)2016/03/23March2016NebulaeDamian PeachSEN
Rainbow Airglow over the Azores (2016)2016/03/22March2016OtherMiguel ClaroTWANJudy Schmidt
Alaskan Moondogs (2016)2016/03/21March2016MoonSebastian Saarloos
A Picturesque Equinox Sunset (2016)2016/03/20March2016SunRoland Christen
3D Ahuna Mons (2016)2016/03/19March2016OtherNASAJPL-CaltechUCLA
The W in Cassiopeia (2016)2016/03/18March2016OtherRogelio Bernal Andreo
Close Comet and Large Magellanic Cloud (2016)2016/03/17March2016CometJustin TilbrookAstronomical Society of South Australia
A Phoenix Aurora over Iceland (2016)2016/03/16March2016OtherHallgrimur P. HelgasonJudy Schmidt
Dark Nebulas across Taurus (2016)2016/03/14March2016NebulaeOliver CzernetzDigitized Sky Survey
Neon Saturn (2016)2016/03/13March2016SaturnVIMS TeamU. ArizonaESANASA
The Flash Spectrum of the Sun (2016)2016/03/12March2016SunLen Fulham
Lunar Shadow Transit (2016)2016/03/11March2016MoonNASANOAA/DSCOVR
Dark Sun over Ternate (2016)2016/03/10March2016SunBabak TafreshiTWAN
Edge On Galaxy NGC 5866 (2016)2016/03/09March2016GalaxiesNASAESAHubble Legacy ArchiveHunter Wilson
Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016)2016/03/08March2016SunProgymnasium RosenfeldTill Credner
Mystery Feature Now Disappears in Titan Lake (2016)2016/03/07March2016OtherCassini Radar MapperCornellJPLESANASA
Cities at Night (2016)2016/03/05March2016OtherNASAScott Kelly
Sculptor Galaxy NGC 134 (2016)2016/03/04March2016GalaxiesCHART32 TeamVolker Wendel
Moons and Jupiter (2016)2016/03/03March2016MoonPhillip A Cruden
NGC 3310: A Starburst Spiral Galaxy (2016)2016/03/01March2016StarAAO ITSO OfficeGemini Obs.AURAT. A. RectorU. Alaska Anchorage
Julius Caesar and Leap Days (2016)2016/02/29February2016OtherClassical Numismatic GroupInc.Wikimedia
IC 1848: The Soul Nebula (2016)2016/02/28February2016NebulaeRoberto Colombari
Northern Pluto (2016)2016/02/27February2016PlutoNASAJohns Hopkins Univ./APLSouthwest Research Institute
The Tarantula Nebula (2016)2016/02/26February2016NebulaeRobert GendlerRoberto ColombariHubble Tarantula TreasuryEuropean Southern Observatory
Highest, Tallest, and Closest to the Stars (2016)2016/02/25February2016StarJeff DaiO Chul KwonStéphane GuisardLos Cielos de AmericaTWAN
USA's Northeast Megalopolis from Space (2016)2016/02/24February2016SpaceNASAInternational Space Station
A Supernova through Galaxy Dust (2016)2016/02/23February2016GalaxiesNASAESAHubble HeritageSTScIAURA
M82: Galaxy with a Supergalactic Wind (2016)2016/02/21February2016GalaxiesNASAESAHubble HeritageSTScIAURA
Where Your Shadow Has Company (2016)2016/02/20February2016OtherNASAJPLExoplanet Travel Bureau
NGC 2403 in Camelopardalis (2016)2016/02/19February2016OtherEric ColesMel Helm
Hitomi Launches (2016)2016/02/18February2016LaunchF. Scott PorterNASAGoddard Space Flight Center
Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia (2016)2016/02/17February2016Milky WayMichael Goh
Star Forming Region S106 (2016)2016/02/16February2016StarNASAESAHubble Legacy Archive
White Rock Fingers on Mars (2016)2016/02/15February2016MarsTHEMISMars OdysseyASU
A Heart Shaped Lenticular Cloud (2016)2016/02/14February2016CloudMichael Kunze
Yutu on a Little Planet (2016)2016/02/13February2016PlanetChinese National Space AdministrationPlanetary SocietyAndrew Bodrov
LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes (2016)2016/02/11February2016Black HoleLIGONSFAurore Simonnet
Galaxies in the River (2016)2016/02/10February2016GalaxiesCEDIC TeamMarkus Blauensteiner
Light Pillars over Alaska (2016)2016/02/08February2016OtherAllisha Libby
Advanced LIGO: Gravitational Wave Detectors Upgraded (2016)2016/02/07February2016OtherLIGOCaltechMITNSF
Five Planets at Castell de Burriac (2016)2016/02/06February2016PlanetIgnacio Llorens
Massive Stars in NGC 6357 (2016)2016/02/05February2016StarCHART32 TeamJohannes Schedler
Dwarf Planet Ceres (2016)2016/02/04February2016PlanetNASAJPL-CaltechUCLA
Galaxy Wars: M81 versus M82 (2016)2016/02/03February2016GalaxiesAndré van der HoevenNeil FlemingMichael Van Doorn
Comet 67P from Spacecraft Rosetta (2016)2016/02/02February2016CometESARosetta
Find the Man in the Moon (2016)2016/02/01February2016MoonDani Caxete
MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula (2016)2016/01/31January2016NebulaePeter TuthillSydney U.Cornell
A Five Planet Dawn (2016)2016/01/30January2016PlanetJose Antonio Hervás
Hidden Galaxy IC 342 (2016)2016/01/29January2016GalaxiesFabiomassimo Castelluzzo
Elliptical M60, Spiral NGC 4647 (2016)2016/01/28January2016OtherNASAESAHubble Heritage
An Airglow Fan from Lake to Sky (2016)2016/01/27January2016SkyDave LaneJudy Schmidt
A Candidate for the Biggest Boom Yet Seen (2016)2016/01/26January2016OtherBeijing Planetarium
Where Your Elements Came From (2016)2016/01/25January2016OtherCmgleeCC BY-SA 3.0GFDL
Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out (2016)2016/01/24January2016StarNASAESAF. Paresce
Big Dipper, Deep Sky (2016)2016/01/23January2016SkyLorand Fenyes
21st Century M101 (2016)2016/01/22January2016OtherNASAESACXC

Note: Video entries into the Astronomy Picture of the Day publication are not included in this image database. Original Source: NASA

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