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Nature astro covers appreciation post

Cosmic Order (2013) - A corotating plane of dwarf galaxies orbits the Andromeda galaxy, the Milky Way's twin

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/493/issues/7430

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Nature Journal astronomy covers appreciation post

Six New Worlds (2011)

NASA's Kepler mission has hit the jackpot with the discovery of a six-planet system orbiting a Sun-like star now named Kepler-11
https://nature.com/nature/volumes/470/issues/7332

#universe #exoplanets #exoworlds #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research #nasa #kepler #nasakepler

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Ice Streams on Mars (1981) - featuring a Viking Orbiter image of Kasei Vallis

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/290/issues/5809

#universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research #planets #planet #mars #viking #orbiter #vikingorbiter #nasa #solarsystem

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A very nice Nature cover featuring the CHIME radiotelescope

Space and CHIME (2019) - on the observations of fast radio bursts

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/566/issues/7743

#universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research #cosmology #chime #telescope #radiotelescope #frbs #galaxies

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With Enceladus making the headlines for the detection, in data taken by the Cassini spacecraft Cosmic Dust Analyzer, of phosphates originating in its subsurface ocean, let's enjoy this 2015 Nature cover featuring some simulated eruptions from fractures in the moon's surface.

https://www.nature.com/nature/volumes/521/issues/7550

#enceladus #saturn #cassini #spacecraft #life #astronomy #astrobiology #astrophysics #space #science #research #universe #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #astrodon

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Nature Journal astronomy covers appreciation post

Triton's capture (2006) - How Neptune gained a moon from a passing binary

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/441/issues/7090

Beside the research paper associated to this cover, this issue of Nature also features a News & Views article "Interplanetary kidnap" by Alessandro Morbidelli.

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A vintage cover of the Nature Journal, straight out of the eighties

Hydrogen in galaxies (1986) - featuring the southern spiral galaxy M83. The observations were made with the Very Large Array telescope.

https://www.nature.com/nature/volumes/319/issues/6051

#universe #galaxies #messier83 #cosmology #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research #vla #verylargearray #radiotelescope #nrao

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A spectacular image of Sputnik Planum on Pluto, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft, makes the cover of this 2016 issue of the Nature Journal

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/534/issues/7605

📷 NASA/Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab./Southwest Research Inst. Image composition and processing by P. Schenk & P. Engebretson.

#nasa #newhorizons #spacecraft #pluto #sputnikplanum #universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research

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Nature Journal astronomy covers: an appreciation post

Nova Fireball (2022)

Cover image by Annika Kreikenbohm

☑️ paper "X-ray detection of a nova in the fireball phase": https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04635-y
☑️ News & Views article "Chance discovery sheds light on exploding stars": https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01255-4
☑️ full issue https://nature.com/nature/volumes/605/issues/7909

#universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #cosmos #science #research #nova #star #stars #serendipity #discovery #erosita

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Check out this jaw-dropping cover of the Nature Journal published in 2011

Europa's Great Lakes - Watery origins for surface chaos on Jupiter's icy moon

Credit image: Britney E. Schmidt & Deadpixel VFX/Jackson School of Geosciences/UTIG/Vetlesen Foundation/NASA.

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/479/issues/7374

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An intriguing cover for this 2003 issue of Nature, featuring a dodecahedral space topology and this question:

Is this the shape of the Universe?

☑️ The research paper: https://nature.com/articles/nature01944
☑️ A News & Views article: https://nature.com/articles/425566a
☑️ The full issue: https://www.nature.com/nature/volumes/425/issues/6958

#universe #cosmology #topology #curvature #cmb #wmap #bigbang #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research

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Nature Journal astronomy covers: an appreciation post

SKYFALL (2013) - featuring a simulation of the Chelyabinsk fireball, by Mark Boslough

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/503/issues/7475

The fireball that streaked across the skies above #Chelyabinsk in #Russia on 15 February 2013 is providing #astronomers with a wealth of #information. Two papers in this issue present detailed reconstructions of the Chelyabinsk event.

#asteroid #fireball #astronomy #astrodon #nature #cover #naturecovers #space #science #universe

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Astronomy covers of the Nature Journal

Remaking the Moon (2013)

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/504/issues/7478

Featuring a Comment paper "Planetary science: Lunar conspiracies" by Robin Canup and a News & Views article "Shadows cast on Moon's origin" by Tim Elliott and Sarah T. Stewart
https://www.nature.com/articles/504027a
https://www.nature.com/articles/504090a

#universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research #earth #moon #geochemistry

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Nature Journal astronomy covers

Jupiter revisited (2018) - Juno mission offers a fresh perspective on the gas giant

Featuring a stunning view of the central cyclone at the planet's north pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it.

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/555/issues/7695

Credit image: NASA/SWRI/JPL/ASI/INAF/IAPS

#universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research #solarsystem #jupiter #cyclone #cyclones #juno #spacecraft #nasa #planet #planets

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Generating Large-Scale Structure in the Universe (1990)
Also: Probing Io's atmosphere

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/346/issues/6285

Feature article by Melott & Shandarin: https://www.nature.com/articles/346633a0

#cosmology #simulations #darkmatter #gravitation #physics #universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research #galaxies #cosmicweb #voids #filaments

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Nature Journal astronomy covers

PLANET SUITE (2017) - Seven potential Earth-like worlds orbiting low-mass star TRAPPIST-1

Cover art: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Robert Hurt (IPAC).

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/542/issues/7642

#universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #trappist #trappist-1 #planet #planets #exoplanet #exoplanets #planethunting #earth #star #stars #nature #cover #art #coverart #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research

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Weighing a Galaxy (1990)

Featuring the Einstein ring of MG1654+1346, a radio quasar in near-perfect alignment with a foreground elliptical galaxy, which acts as a gravitational lens.

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/344/issues/6261

#universe #galaxies #radio #quasar #einstein #ring #galaxy #galaxies #gravitation #gravitationallens #cosmology #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research

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Nature Journal astronomy covers - 1995

A planet in Pegasus?

The feature article reports the discovery of the 1st extrasolar planet orbiting a Sun-like star, 51 Pegasi, by Michel Mayor & Didier Queloz, a discovery that will earn them the Nobel Prize in 2019

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/378/issues/6555

#universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #51pegasi #planet #exoplanet #exoplanets #planethunting #nobel #prize #nobelprize #stars #nature #cover #art #coverart #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research

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Nature Journal astronomy covers appreciation post

Winds of change (2003) - Images of Saturn reveal circulation slowdown

☑️ full issue: https://nature.com/nature/volumes/423/issues/6940
☑️ open-access feature article "A strong decrease in Saturn's equatorial jet at cloud level" by Agustín Sánchez-Lavega and co-authors: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature01653
☑️ see also the press release for more insights: http://www.ajax.ehu.es/grupo/Nature/Press.English.html

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Nature Journal astronomy covers: 1993

The footprint of dark matter?

Feature articles on gravitational microlensing by dark objects by two collaborations: MACHO and EROS + News & Views paper "In search of the halo grail" by Craig J. Hogan

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/365/issues/6447

#darkmatter #machos #macho #eros #galaxy #milkyway #galaxies #lmc #star #stars #lensing #microlensing #universe #cosmology #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #space #science #research #nature #cover #naturecover

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Nature Journal astronomy covers appreciation post

Out of the shadows (2014) - Six centuries of solar eclipse art

Feature essay by J. Pasachoff and R. Olson on how artists from the early Renaissance onwards have interpreted the phenomenon.

Art by Howard Russell Butler. Credit: Princeton University Art Museum/Art Resource NY/Scala, Florence.

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/508/issues/7496

#solareclipse #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #space #science #art #sun #moon

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Anatomy of a kilonova (2017) - Aftermath of the merger between two neutron stars, initially observed in the form of the gravitational waves event GW170817.

Art by Aurore Simonnet http://auroresimonnet.com

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/551/issues/7678

#universe #kilonova #neutronstars #stars #gravitationalwaves #ligo #virgo #physics #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #nature #cover #art #coverart #covers #naturecovers #space #science #research

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Nature Journal astronomy covers - 1993

Is there life on Earth?

Featuring a paper by Carl Sagan and co-authors on a search for life on the pale blue dot from the Galileo spacecraft, as a control experiment for the search for extraterrestrial life by interplanetary missions.

https://nature.com/articles/365715a0

#carlsagan #earth #palebluedot #life #galileo #spacecraft #nasa #universe #astronomy #astrophysics #space #science #research #nature #cover #naturecovers

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Nature Journal astronomy covers

Feeling the Force (2012) - The giant gas cloud heading for the Milky Way's black hole.

Featuring a dusty cloud of ionized gas, three times the mass of #Earth, in the process of falling into Sgr A* the supermassive #blackhole lying at the centre of the #MilkyWay, at a speed of 1,700 km/s. In the background are S-stars for which orbits have been determined. Simulation by M. Schartmann using the PLUTO code.

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/481/issues/7379

#astronomy #astrodon #science

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Here is a special Nature cover for the International #ObserveTheMoon Night!

The first soft X-ray image of the Moon, courtesy of reflected solar X-rays, captured by the ROSAT Satellite. The dark side of the Moon shadows a diffuse cosmic X-ray background.

https://www.nature.com/articles/349583a0

#moon #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #universe #space #science #research #nature #cover #naturecovers #rosat #satellite #xray

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Featuring an artist’s impression of the collision between the protoplanet Theia and proto-Earth, about 4.5 billion years ago.

Credit image: Hernán Cañellas

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/623/issues/7985

#earth #mantle #theia #planet #planets #protoplanet #moon #solarsystem #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #space #science #research #nature #cover #art #coverart

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Nature Journal astronomy covers appreciation post

Water on Mars (1987)

Featuring a Review Article by USGS planetary geologist Michael H. Carr

https://www.nature.com/nature/volumes/326/issues/6108

Credit image: A. McEwen/USGS-Flagstaff. At the bottom is the equatorial canyon system. Dark spots on the left are the large Tharsis volcanoes.

#mars #water #planetology #astronomy #astrophysics #astronomy #astrodon #space #science #research #tharsis #volcano #volcanoes #nature #cover #naturecover

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Featuring an artist’s impression of a massive young star in the process of forming, discovered in our nearest neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Credit image: ESO/M. Kornmesser

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/625/issues/7993

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Nature Journal astronomy covers appreciation post

Lunar magnetic field (1972)

The feature article reports a study of the compression of the remanent lunar magnetic field by the solar wind, based on data taken at several Apollo landing sites.

https://www.nature.com/nature/volumes/236/issues/5347

#moon #lunar #solar #wind #solarwind #plasma #sun #earth #magneticfield #magnetosphere #apollo #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #physics #space #science #research #STEM #nature #journal #cover #jpl #nasa

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Nature Journal astronomy covers

The Early Universe (1982)

Feature review article "The inflationary Universe - birth, death and transfiguration" by John Barrow & Michael Turner

https://nature.com/nature/volumes/298/issues/5877

📷 a simulation of the density contours of the #Universe when it was a million years old (produced by J. Silk, A. Szalay and Ya. B. Zeldovich). This distribution later evolves into a large-scale distribution of #galaxies.

#cosmology #astronomy #astrodon #inflation #science #cover #art #coverart

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A timely Nature cover, on the occasion of Albert Einstein 145ᵗʰ birthday.

The issue features a fascinating Review Article by Carla and Franz Kahn: «Letters from Einstein to de Sitter on the nature of the Universe»

https://www.nature.com/articles/257451a0

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Cosmic Strings, and their inprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, on the cover of this 1984 issue of Nature.

Featuring a paper by Nick Kaiser and Albert Stebbins
https://nature.com/articles/310391a0

... and a News & Views article by Craig Hogan
https://www.nature.com/articles/310365a0

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Awesome 1979 cover of Nature featuring the giant Arecibo radiotelescope in Puerto Rico, with a busy operator in the control room in the foreground.

Feature paper by Taylor, Fowler, and McCulloch on general relativistic effects in binary pulsar PSR1913+16
https://nature.com/articles/27743

#Arecibo #radiotelescope #observatory #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodon #binary #pulsar #binarypulsar #pulsars #nature #cover #naturecover #covers #naturecovers #relativity #generalrelativity #physics #science #STEM

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