Astronomy Picture of the Day

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.

2001 June 16
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APOD is Six Years Old Today
Credit: APOD Montage

Explanation: Welcome to the seventh year of Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Editors Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell are extremely grateful for the continued large volume of gracious e-mail and APOD submissions (and also for the "occasional" critical note!). Today we would like to offer a very sincere thank you to all. We are certainly proud that each day over the last six years APOD has consistently coupled an expanding universe of hypertext with inspiring images of the cosmos. In fact, tomorrow's picture might actually be ...

Tomorrow's picture: Colorful Clouds

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Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA)
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