Come on in! Join Pinterest only takes like a second or so.

More like this: explosions, earth and cloud.
Visit Site
Geneviève de Messières

The explosive death of a star created this debris cloud, Cassiopeia A, still expanding at shock-wave speeds. This photograph combines an optical image taken by Ken Crawford of the Rancho Del Sol Observatory and X-ray images from NASA's orbiting X-ray telescope NuSTAR, the first telescope to create focused images of high-energy X-rays. Via

Related Pins

N11: Star Clouds of the LMC - APOD - NASA

LL Ori and the Orion Nebula - APOD - NASA

The immense Coalsack Nebula is a molecular cloud in the constellation Crux, about 600 light-years away from Earth. Below it in this image is the Dark Doodad Nebula in the constellation Musca. It is about 700 light-years from Earth. Behind it, about 20,000 light-years from Earth, is the globular star cluster NGC 4372.

NGC 5139, or Omega Centauri, is the brightest (as seen from Earth) and largest of about 200 globular star clusters that roam the halo of the Milky Way galaxy. It is 15,000 light years from Earth. Omega Centauri crams about 10 million stars in a diameter of only 150 light years. Globular star clusters are some of the oldest structures known.

Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602.

Clearly visible in the night skies of the southern hemisphere is the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is the largest satellite dwarf irregular galaxy of our own Milky Way, about 160,000 light-years from Earth and itself spanning 15,000 light-years. It is home to some of the largest star-forming regions in the Local Group of galaxies. The largest such region (left of center) in this image is 30 Doradus - the Tarantula Nebula.

X-rays from Supernova Remnant SN 1006

NGC 2359, known as Thor's Helmet, this nebula is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.

The aptly named Rosette Nebula, NGC 2237, and its central open star cluster, NGC 2244, toward the constellation Monoceros (the Unicorn). It is about 5,000 light years away from Earth.