Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day, run by NASA, has been around for a while, but I just learned of it from a reader last week. It’s a fun site, and helps put your declining net worth in perspective–something we can all use these days. I browsed the archives for a while; here are a few representative photos; click to enlarge.

Hyperion, a rather weird-looking moon of Saturn:

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Saturn, taken by the Cassini spacecraft that was launched in 1997:

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Some of the photos are taken from Earth, like this one of Jupiter rising over Ephesus–I gotta get there someday:

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