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Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Waltzing Through the Universe

Adam Block • May 25, 2017

Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block brings us more of his stunning images of the universe—this time of cosmic dances through space.

A journey to Jupiter: Amateur astronomers create 1,000-image video of planet in motion

Peter Rosén • May 09, 2017

Peter Rosén shares an amazing animation of Jupiter made from more than 1,000 images taken by 91 amateurs from around the world.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: The Space Between

Adam Block • November 25, 2016 • 1

Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares some of his beautiful photos showcasing interstellar phenomena.

Great whirling Jupiter

Emily Lakdawalla • November 10, 2016 • 1

Damian Peach's marvelous Jupiter photography, endlessly rotating in GIF form.

The Many Names of WFIRST

Jason Rhodes • August 10, 2016 • 3

NASA’s next big “flagship” astronomy mission, following the ambitious James Webb Space Telescope due to be launched in 2018, is currently known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)—but it's had a slew of different names.

Three bright planets: Portraits from the Pyrenees

Emily Lakdawalla • May 26, 2016 • 1

It's a great time to go outdoors and look at planets. I have three glorious planetary portraits to share today, sent to me by amateur astronomer Jean-Luc Dauvergne.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: The Eye of Sauron

Adam Block • May 18, 2016

Astrophotographer Adam Block shares his latest image, this time of a menacing spiral galaxy.

Running Down a Comet

Joseph Masiero • January 26, 2016

The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope has discovered its first comet of 2016.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Shadow Play

Adam Block • January 18, 2016 • 2

Adam Block brings us his first images processed in the new year, showcasing the beautiful interplay of light and dark.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Distant Galaxies

Adam Block • December 24, 2015

Astrophotographer Adam Block shares stunning his images of far-away spiral galaxies.

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