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"the axis of the universe—love" - E.E. Cummings. M101: A spiral galaxy located about 21 million light years from Earth. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; IR & UV: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/STScI)

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"I have loved the stars too fondly, to be fearful of the night." - Sarah Williams. NGC 602: Young stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to our Milky Way. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL- Caltech)

"No star is ever lost we once have seen, We always may be what we might have been." - Adelaide Anne Procter. NGC 6543: Also known as the Cat's Eye, this planetary nebula is located about 3,000 light years from Earth. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J.Kastner et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI)

"We are star stuff harvesting sunlight." - Carl Sagan. Planetary Nebula located less than 5000 light years from Earth. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J.Kastner et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI)

Cassiopeia A (Cas A): A 300-year-old supernova remnant created by the explosion of a massive star. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Steward/O.Krause et al.)

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." - Marin Luther King Jr. Tarantula Nebula: A massive star-forming region located about 160,000 light years away. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. - Jack Kerouac. NGC 281: A nebula with active star formation about 9,200 light years from Earth. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/S.Wolk; IR: NASA/JPL/CfA/S.Wolk)

"Surely the stars are images of love." - Philip James Bailey. Cassiopeia A: A supernova remnant about 11,000 light years away. (Credits: X-day: NASA/CXC/UNAM/loffe/D.Page, P/Shternin et al; Optica: NASA/STScI)

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