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Dumbell Nebula - a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1360 light years.

Hydrogen in M51, NGC 5194. Perhaps the first spiral nebula, M51 is a large galaxy, over 60,000 ly across, with a readily apparent spiral structure. M51 is a part of a well-known interacting galaxy pair, its spiral arms and and dust lanes clearly sweeping in front of companion galaxy NGC 5195 (top).

Milky Way over Lake Titicaca, Peru.

Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies.

Carina Nebula (ground-based image) Click to Enlarge This image shows a giant star-forming region in the southern sky known as the Carina Nebula and combines the light from three different filters, which traces emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red).

The Cartwheel's nucleus is shown in this Hubble Space Telescope color-coded image

This Hubble image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars. The brightest and most compact of these are called super star clusters

Image of M31 taken with a 12.5-inch Ritchey-Chrétien telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler

Ground Image of 30 Doradus Region of LMC

Art imitates nature A new picture from the NASA/Space Telescope bears remarkable similarities to the van Gogh work, complete with never-before-seen spirals of dust swirling across trillions of kilometres of interstellar space. This image, obtained with the Advanced Camera NASA, latest view of an expanding halo of light around a distant star. The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red supergiant star at the middle of the image. Manija, sashi, Sonja.

Composite ultraviolet-visible-infrared image of NGC 1512