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月亮临边上方的火星

2022年12月9日 Mars Rises above the Lunar Limb Image Credit & Copyright: Tom Glenn Explanation: On the night of December 7 Mars wandered near the Full Moon. In fact the Red Planet was occulted, passing behind the Moon, when viewed from locations across Europe and North America. About an hour after disappearing behind the lunar disk Mars reappears in this st...

猎户座与风暴洋

2022年12月8日 Orion and the Ocean of Storms Image Credit: NASA, Artemis 1 Explanation: A camera on board the uncrewed Orion spacecraft captured this view on December 5 as Orion approached its return powered flyby of the Moon. Below one of Orion’s extended solar arrays lies dark, smooth, terrain along the western edge of the Oceanus Procellarum. Prominent ...

NGC 7293:螺旋星云

2022年12月7日 NGC 7293: The Helix Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Tommaso Stella Explanation: A mere seven hundred light years from Earth, toward the constellation Aquarius, a sun-like star is dying. The dying star’s last few thousand years have produced the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), a well studied and nearby example of a Planetary Nebula, typical of...

韦伯:M16的恒星形成之柱

2022年12月6日 M16: A Star Forming Pillar from Webb Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Processing & Copyright: Mehmet Hakan Özsaraç Explanation: What’s happening inside this interstellar mountain? Stars are forming. The mountain is actually a column of gas and dust in the picturesque Eagle Nebula (M16). A pillar like this is so low in density that you cou...

昴宿星团:七姐妹星团

2022年12月5日 Pleiades: The Seven Sisters Star Cluster Image Credit & Copyright: Blake Estes (iTelescope Siding Spring Obs.) & Christian Sasse Explanation: Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it as large and clear as this. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the ...

视频: 10的幂次

2022年12月4日 Video: Powers of Ten Video Credit & Copyright: Charles & Ray Eames (Eames Office) Explanation: How different does the universe look on very small scales? On very large scales? The most famous short science film of its generation gives breathtaking comparisons. That film, Powers of Ten, originally created in the 1960s, has been officially...

冲位置附近的立体火星

2022年12月3日 Stereo Mars near Opposition Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi Explanation: Mars looks sharp in these two rooftop telescope views captured in late November from Singapore, planet Earth. At the time, Mars was about 82 million kilometers from Singapore and approaching its opposition, opposite the Sun in planet Earth’s sky on December...

IIZw096: 合并中的星系对

2022年12月2日 Merging Galaxy Pair IIZw096 Image Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, L. Armus, A. Evans Explanation: Bright at infrared wavelengths, this merging galaxy pair is some 500 million light-years away toward the constellation Delphinus. The cosmic mashup is seen against a background of even more distant galaxies, and occasional spiky foreground stars. B...

阿尔忒弥斯1号: 任务的第13天

2022年12月1日 Artemis 1: Flight Day 13 Image Credit: NASA, Artemis 1 Explanation: On flight day 13 (November 28) of the Artemis 1 mission the Orion spacecraft reached its maximum distance from Earth. In fact, over 430,000 kilometers from Earth its distant retrograde orbit also put Orion nearly 70,000 kilometers from the Moon. In the same field of view in this v...

发射星云、暗星云与尘埃

2022年11月30日 The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty Image Credit & Copyright: Anthony Quintile Explanation: This colorful skyscape spans about four full moons across nebula rich starfields along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy in the royal northern constellation Cepheus. Near the edge of the region’s massive molecular cloud some 2,400 light-years awa...