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Why We Love NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day

For those who are not familiar with NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) site, it is a collection of amazing pictures of the universe. Their tagline explains it best: “Discover the Cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.”

And why do we love it? It’s simple. Inspiration and knowledge. We always learn something from the information provided with each photo and the images themselves are simply stunning.


Supernova 1994D and the Unexpected Universe Image Credit: High-Z Supernova Search Team, HST, NASA


Check out today’s (June 1, 2015) post, a video of a pulsating aurora over Iceland set to music.


NASA’s APOD contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet. When we look at the images, we imagine all the stories that must be out there. And then we get writing.

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