IC 2118 (also known as Witch Head Nebula due to its shape), is an extremely faint reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion.
Two things seem to be in transition on this front. Firstly, due to a rise in cosmic energy finding it’s way to our planet at this time, the opportunity for gaining higher awareness is greater than in the recent past. Secondly, the proliferation of global information and news (of very varied quality) is now everywhere at all times. Put these together and we have a receipt for change. --Waking Times Sky, Galaxies, Nature, Mists, Final Frontier, Stars, Cosmos, Adventure Travel, Outer Spaces
#SolarSystem facts : The Solar System consists of the #Sun and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. 99.86% of the system’s mass is in the Sun. System Planets, Spaces, Stuff, Solarsystem, Dwarfs Planets, Solar System Facts, Facts Infographic, Astronomy, Science
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Our solar system to scale from the sun to the most recently discovered dwarf planet Eris in astronomical units. Including the distance of the farthest man made object from Earth. Planets, Solar System, Scales, Sciencey Stuff, System Explain, Astronomical United, Science Nature, Little Spaces, Infographic
A red rose springs from a stellar grave in a new picture of the supernova remnant Puppis A taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, space telescope.
Rotten Egg Nebula Violent gas collisions that produced supersonic shock fronts in a dying star are seen in a new, detailed image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars.
The Black-Eye Galaxy (also called Sleeping Beauty Galaxy; designated Messier 64, M64, or NGC 4826)
galaxy SMM J2135-0102. ESO lately released a photo of this newly discovered galaxy, which was found when astronomers were observing a massive galaxy cluster with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope. The galaxy is 10 billion ly away, and it is the brightest very distant galaxy ever seen at submillimeter wavelengths. Astronomers estimate the SMM J2135-0102 is producing stars at a rate that is equivalent to about 250 suns per year. Clouds, Smm J2135 0102, Spaces, Artists Impressions, Galaxies Smm, Factories, Universe, Stars Formations, Milky Way
galaxy SMM J2135-0102