These addresses will always bring you the most recent Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). In Netscape, click on "Bookmarks", then "Add Bookmark." If the date displayed is anything other than today's date, hit "Reload" or "Refresh" on your browser. To see past APODs, click on "Archive" near the bottom of each page. To see yesterday's picture, click on the < less than < sign near the bottom of each page.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is originated, written, coordinated, and edited in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell. The APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet.
In real life, Bob and Jerry are two professional astronomers who spend most of their time researching the universe. Bob is an assistant 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 otherwise appear normal to an unsuspecting guest. Together, they have found new and unusual ways of annoying their wives such as staging astronomical debates. Most people are surprised to learn that they have developed the perfect random number generator.
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. For images credited to other owners/institutions, please contact them directly for copyright and permissions questions.
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Thank you for sharing the APOD experience! We genuinely hope you have had a pleasant and educational few moments with us.
Authors & editors:
NASA Technical Rep.: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply.
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