Geminid Meteors over Chile

Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN) #APoD

"Great-grandpaw once ate a wizard y'know," the cat mumbled.
She was a big orange tabby, and she wore custom fitted Doc Martens on her back paws.
Nursed between her front paws was a saucer of whiskey.

"He was a rat at the time y'see," she continued hazily, "Grampaw sure knew how to play at someone's ego, y'know? Such different times, back then."

"A decade wasn't THAT long, ago" the bartender countered.

"It is in cat years!"

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The 1,000 stars closest to the Sun, positions relative to the galactic plane, size proportional to radii in units of R_{โ˜‰} (with a cut-off for the very big ones), colored according to effective temperature.

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Daphnis and the Rings of Saturn

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute, Cassini #APoD

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Inside the Flame Nebula

Image Credit & Copyright: Optical: DSS; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech;

X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/ K.Getman, E.Feigelson, M.Kuhn & the MYStIX team #APoD


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