Astronomy Picture of the Day
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The Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. 80NSSC17M0076. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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These addresses will bring you the most recent available
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).
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Alternatively, to see past APODs, please click on "Archive"
near the bottom of each page.
To navigate to the previous day's picture,
click on the less than [ < ] symbol near the bottom left of each page.
If it is available, you can also navigate to the next day's picture
by clicking on the greater than [ > ] symbol near the bottom
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We are aware of several "new media" venues that carry APOD-related content.
Most of these are done on a volunteer basis and are not
supported directly by APOD or NASA. In sum, APOD considers these to be
mirror sites that make classic APOD content readable not in a
different language -- but with different technology.
Some of these venues might partially support themselves by carrying
advertising. This seems OK to us and we
have therfore given them permission to use APOD content as it seems to give a
broader reach to APOD's educational mission.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is originated, written, coordinated,
and edited since 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell.
The APOD archive
contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical
images on the internet.
APOD in general and the APOD site served from NASA specifically
places links solely on
information content and does not endorse any commercial product nor guarantee
claims or sales made on any linked pages.
APOD occasionally repeats images, in part to inform new readers the best of the older images.
APOD occasionally reuses APOD text, in part to avoid restating a point that has
been well-stated on APOD before.
In real life, Bob and Jerry are two professional astronomers who spend most
of their time researching the universe.
Bob is a professor at
Michigan Technological University
in Houghton, Michigan, USA,
while Jerry is a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
in Greenbelt, Maryland USA.
They are two married, mild and lazy guys
who might appear relatively normal to an unsuspecting guest.
Together, they have found new and unusual ways of annoying people such as
staging astronomical debates.
Most people are surprised to learn that
they have developed the perfect
random number generator.
About image permissions:
All the images on the APOD page are credited to the owner or
institution where they originated.
Some of the images are copyrighted and to use these
pictures publicly or commercially one must write to the owners for
permission. For the copyrighted images, the copyright owner is identified
in the APOD credit line (please see the caption under the image),
along with a hyperlink to the owner's location.
NASA images are in the public domain,
official guidelines for their use can be found here.
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If so, we would enjoy hearing from you.
Images are submitted by email to Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
as described on the
APOD Submissions page.
In addition, they can be
to this web site.
Please note that by submitting your image to APOD, you are consenting for
your image to be used on APOD in all of its forms unless you explicitly
These include mirror sites,
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new media mirror sites as listed above, yearly calendars, and
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following social media pages to help access their popularity:
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Thank you for sharing the APOD experience! We genuinely hope you have had
an entertaining and educational few moments with us.
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day
Robert Nemiroff's participation in APOD was supported, in part, for a few years,
by a grant from the National Science
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Phil Newman.
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