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Obscuring the rich starfields of northern Cygnus, dark nebula LDN 988 lies near the center of this cosmic skyscape. Composed with telescope and camera, the scene is some 2 degrees across. That corresponds to 70 light-years at the estimated 2,000 light-year distance of LDN 988.

APOD: 2014 November 20 - LDN 988: Dark Nebula in Cygnus

NASA issues 'remastered' view of Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA issues 'remastered' view of Jupiter's moon Europa

Photos: Amazing Views of the Famous Crab Nebula | Shapes of Nebulas

Photos: Amazing Views of the Famous Crab Nebula

This new Hubble image is a snapshot of NGC 986 — a barred spiral galaxy discovered in 1828 by James Dunlop. This close-up view of the galaxy was captured by Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).

A spiral in a furnace

Graphic Shows The Size Of Rosetta's Comet | IFLScience

Graphic Shows The Size Of Rosetta's Comet | IFLScience

The photo shows the birth of a planet in stunning detail, offering new insight into what our own solar system may have looked like billions of years ago. The ALMA telescope sees radio wavelengths, and this image is sharper than anything NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured.

Astronomers reveal 'best image ever' of planet formation

This new image from Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 showcases NGC 1501, a complex planetary nebula located in the large but faint constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe).

A hazy nebula | ESA/Hubble

IC405, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, shines in this skywatching photo.

Fire in the Sky: Nebula Burns Brightly in Skywatcher Photo

The Heart Nebula, also known as IC 1805 is located about 7,500 light-years away toward the constellation Cassiopeia. In this image, astrophotographer Steve Coates of Ocala, Fla. focuses of the nebula%u2019s central region%u2014young star cluster called Melotte 15.

A NASA Hubble Space Telescope composite image shows the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars as the comet streaked by the red planet, at 2:28 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, 2014.

Wow! This Hubble Telescope Photo of Mars with a Comet Is Amazing

Galaxy NGC 1291 --- It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1291. Though the galaxy is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring where newborn stars are igniting.

Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

The eggs from this chicken may form into stars. The above pictured emission nebula, cataloged as IC 2944, is called the Running Chicken Nebula for the shape of its greater appearance. The image was taken recently from Siding Spring Observatory in Australia and presented in scientifically assigned colors. Seen near the center of the image are small, dark molecular clouds rich in obscuring cosmic dust.

APOD: 2014 March 5 - Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula

Bill Snyder of the United States gives the Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) a new twist, looking not only at the the horse's head, but the gas and dust at its base. Read the Full Story Here.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Winners (Amazing Photos)

Meet NGC 3314: a galaxy found in the constellation of Hydra more than 140 million light-years from Earth ...

We have a vast collection of colliding galaxies cataloged, but this example — designated with the name NGC 6745 — is surely one of the most unusual-looking ones. Within this frame, we see the main galaxy and what’s left of its former counterpart, which can be found in the lower right, almost out of frame. The larger of the two exhibits characteristics of a spiral galaxy, but after its encounter, it took the shape of a peculiar galaxy.

Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD): 9/21/14 — NGC 6745

This sky chart shows the Milky Way rising from Sagittarius constellation's Teapot as seen in the low southwestern evening sky this week. Credit: SkySafari

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384—an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit:ESA/NASA

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

This 20016 Hubble Space Telescope image of the Antennae galaxies 64 million light years fro Earth is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Understanding the Famous Hubble Ultra Deep Field --- Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble

Understanding the HUDF

This picture, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872, called IC 4970. They both lie roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth.

Hubble Views Two Interacting Galaxies

Space Photos - Satellite Images - Image of the Day --- A coronal mass ejection associated with an M-class flare on the sun hurled a long stream of plasma into space on Aug. 24, 2014. Image captured by the STEREO (Behind) spacecraft. A view of the sun in extreme UV light combines here with a broader visible light view of the sun's corona. Much of the plasma lacked sufficient kinetic energy to break free from the sun's gravity, and fell back into the sun.

Image of the Day

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Witnessing the early growth of a giant | Press Releases | ESA/Hubble