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Astrophotographer Casey James took this image on Aug. 2, 2014 from the Tobias Lookout near Kernville, California. The Milky Way galaxy arcs overhead, with the Andromeda galaxy and two meteors clearly visible. You can seen more of James' night sky photography on his instragram by following @caseyjamesphotography.

Astrophotographer Casey James took this image on Aug. 2, 2014 from the Tobias Lookout near Kernville, California. The Milky Way galaxy arcs overhead, with the Andromeda galaxy and two meteors clearly visible. You can seen more of James' night sky photography on his instragram by following @caseyjamesphotography.

Colorful clouds appear near the Rho Ophiuchi Nebula  in this photo. Astrophotographer Tom O'Donoghue took this image from Spain beginning in the summer o f 2011. He completed imaging in the summer of 2012 after a total of twenty five nights.

Colorful clouds appear near the Rho Ophiuchi Nebula in this photo. Astrophotographer Tom O'Donoghue took this image from Spain beginning in the summer o f 2011. He completed imaging in the summer of 2012 after a total of twenty five nights.

Astrophotographer Mark Gee sent in an intriguing view of the Milky Way over Evans Bay in Wellington, New Zealand, taken early June 2014.

Astrophotographer Mark Gee sent in an intriguing view of the Milky Way over Evans Bay in Wellington, New Zealand, taken early June 2014.

M20,  the Triffid Nebula in narrowband, Taken remotely from Siding Springs Observatory in Australia.  38 hours of exposure, taken during May 2014.  Credit and copyright:  Ian Sharp.

M20, the Triffid Nebula in narrowband, Taken remotely from Siding Springs Observatory in Australia. 38 hours of exposure, taken during May 2014. Credit and copyright: Ian Sharp.

Monday, May 12, 2014: A still frame from a video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft on April 29, 2014, shows a small, hovering mass of twisted strands of plasma as it shifted back and forth before erupting into space. The plasma appears darker only because it has a lower temperature than the surrounding material when viewed in extreme ultraviolet light. Competing magnetic forces pulls and stretches the suspended plasma until something triggers the breakaway. This kind of ...

Monday, May 12, 2014: A still frame from a video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft on April 29, 2014, shows a small, hovering mass of twisted strands of plasma as it shifted back and forth before erupting into space. The plasma appears darker only because it has a lower temperature than the surrounding material when viewed in extreme ultraviolet light. Competing magnetic forces pulls and stretches the suspended plasma until something triggers the breakaway. This kind of ...

Friday, May 16, 2014: An active region on the sun ejected at least half a dozen bursts of plasma. Several clouds of the plasma spread across parts of the solar surface over two days (Apr. 19-21, 2014). Here the active region is seen as the bright white areas at left of center on the sun. These coronal mass ejections (CMEs) headed out into space as well. This still from a movie taken by the ultraviolet imager on the STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft shows the CMEs spread out like a curtain above the…

Friday, May 16, 2014: An active region on the sun ejected at least half a dozen bursts of plasma. Several clouds of the plasma spread across parts of the solar surface over two days (Apr. 19-21, 2014). Here the active region is seen as the bright white areas at left of center on the sun. These coronal mass ejections (CMEs) headed out into space as well. This still from a movie taken by the ultraviolet imager on the STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft shows the CMEs spread out like a curtain above the…

Thursday, May 22, 2014: Astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo sent in a photo of the Milky Way over McWay Falls, Big Sur, California. He indicates in an email message to Space.com that: %u201CIt's a composite that includes a dozen of images shot at 140mm and a "tracked" sky at 70mm." The falls appear as a narrow stream of water falling onto the beach just slightly left and below the center of the image. Andreo captured the image during the weekend of May 10-11, 2014. %u2014 Tom Chao

Thursday, May 22, 2014: Astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo sent in a photo of the Milky Way over McWay Falls, Big Sur, California. He indicates in an email message to Space.com that: %u201CIt's a composite that includes a dozen of images shot at 140mm and a "tracked" sky at 70mm." The falls appear as a narrow stream of water falling onto the beach just slightly left and below the center of the image. Andreo captured the image during the weekend of May 10-11, 2014. %u2014 Tom Chao

The image was taken by Mark Ezell on April 15, 2014  over the Capitol building in Austin, Texas.

The image was taken by Mark Ezell on April 15, 2014 over the Capitol building in Austin, Texas.

Photographer Harald Albrigtsen snapped this photo of the northern lights from Troms�, Norway, on Jan. 9, 2014. [See the story behind this photo here.

Photographer Harald Albrigtsen snapped this photo of the northern lights from Troms�, Norway, on Jan. 9, 2014. [See the story behind this photo here.