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The Mountains of Creation nebula (W5) from the Spitzer space telescope. The image, dubbed the Mountains of Creation by astronomers, reveals hotbeds of star formation similar to the iconic Pillars of Creation within the Eagle Nebula, photographed in 1995 by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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The Eskimo Nebula in the constellation Gemini -- Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

#FriendsofNASA - #CometLovejoy - sails through the solar system in a green haze, leaving cometary dust in its wake Credit: Michael Jaeger Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 shortlist

The Andromeda galaxy, also known as M31, is only 2.5 million light years away. It covers about 260,000 light years, so to produce this gorgeous photograph in ultraviolet light from the telescope satellite Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) have been required..