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Link to our main NASA site: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html,
our US Midwest mirror site: http://www.phy.mtu.edu/apod/astropix.html,
or our new UK mirror site: http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~apod/apod/astropix.html.

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.

New APOD Banner Graphic courtesy of Nick Zivanovic of the Calumet Astronomical Society!

APOD Translations:

We are extremely fortunate to have Italian, Chinese, and Slovak translations of some APODs. These translations are done on a volunteer basis and can be sampled at the following URLs;

Italian: Courtesy Mario Farina - http://www.mclink.it/mclink/astro/ids/index.htm

Chinese: Courtesy Hantzong Su - http://phyhp.phy.ncku.edu.tw/~astrolab/mirrors/apod/ap980610.html (Chinese character fonts and encoding must be enabled on your browser.)

Slovak: Courtesy Lukas Diko - http://mars.isternet.sk/apod/main.htm

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.

APOD is proud to acknowledge that it received several accolades during its short existence. In 1995, APOD was voted NASA's Cool Site of the Year. In 1996, APODs popularity rose to make it among the most popular astronomy sites on the web. In 1997 and 1998, APOD was mentioned among PC Magazine's Top 100 Web Sites.

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. For images credited to other owners/institutions, please contact them directly for copyright and permissions questions.

Neither NASA nor APOD can grant permission to use copyrighted images. For use of these images, please write to the copyright owners.

Do you enjoy APOD? Do you have a picture that would make a good APOD? If so, we would enjoy hearing from you. Please write to Robert Nemiroff at nemiroff@mtu.edu or Jerry Bonnell at bonnell@grossc.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Thank you for sharing the APOD experience! We genuinely hope you have had a pleasant and educational few moments with us.

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day

Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA).
NASA Technical Rep.: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply.
A service of: LHEA at NASA/ GSFC