"Fireworks Galaxy" This is NGC 6946, a medium-sized spiral galaxy located 22 million light years from Earth. It got its nickname, "The Fireworks Galaxy," because eight supernovas have been observed exploding inside it.
Did you know.... Although colored diamonds, called “fancy” diamonds, can be extremely rare, diamonds in general are not. Some believe Alexandrite and red diamonds to be the rarest, however, the Guiness book of world records states that Painite is the rarest gem material.
Did you know...In 1990, a 777-carat diamond was discovered in the Mbuji-Mayi district of Zaire. At the height of a Civil War in that country, the stone was purchased in the mid-1990s. After 5 months, the rough diamond was cut into three pieces. After three years, three stones were cut (the 2 smaller stones' locations are unknown), the largest was transformed into the Millennium Star!
Hoag's Object by NASA: This non-typical galaxy is known as a ring galaxy, and was discovered in 1950 by astronomer Art Hoag, who initially thought it to be a planetary nebula. Serendipitously, from the perspective of our solar system what appears to be an even more distant ring galaxy is plainly visible within the gap between this galaxy's central body of mostly yellow stars and the outer ring of blue stars. via wikipedia. #Ring_Galaxy #Hogs_Object #Astronomy