NASA selects image of Comet Neowise taken by a Czech professor as picture of the day

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On Saturday, NASA published a picture by the Czech photographer and mathematician Miloslav Druckmüller from the Brno University of Technology as an astronomy picture of the day. The picture captures the Neowise Comet, which is one of the brightest comets seen in recent years and can even be observed with the naked eye.

“This is the fourteenth photograph taken from the Czech Republic and the tenth by Professor Druckmüller,” said Astronomer and photographer Petr Horálek, whose work NASA has chosen several times for the astronomical image of the day. For example, he scored in May with a photo of the meteoric shower of Lyrida.


NASA’s Astronomical Picture of the Day (APOD) is a prestigious award for the most interesting photographs of the universe, selected and supplemented of caption by astronomers Jerry Bonnell and Robert Nemiroff. APOD’s motto is “Discover the Universe” and since 1995, when the selection began, it has become one of the most recognized of its kind in the world, Horálek added.

The accompanying texts are translated into 23 languages, including Czech, which has been taken care of since 1999 by Josef Chlachula. Hundreds of millions of visitors follow APOD on social networks every day.

Title image: Neowise Comet (Miloslav Druckmüller/APOD/NASA)

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