Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2016 February 11
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APOD Place Holder
Illustration Credit: APOD's Place Holder Team

Explanation: A new and exciting APOD will appear here today at 11:00 am Eastern Time (USA) after the LIGO press conference in Washington, DC has begun.

Media Advisory : LIGO Press Conference Link
Tomorrow's picture: open space


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