Twenty years after the iconic photo was taken, The Hubble returns for a high-def shot.WOAH.

Stunning new picture of the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years after the iconic photo was taken, The Hubble returns for a high-def shot.WOAH.

Napoleon: You have written this huge book on the system of the world without once mentioning the author of the universe. ~~ Laplace: Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis. ~ | LATER|  Lagrange: Ah, but that is a fine hypothesis. It explains so many things.

Napoleon: You have written this huge book on the system of the world without once mentioning the author of the universe. ~~ Laplace: Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis. ~ | LATER| Lagrange: Ah, but that is a fine hypothesis. It explains so many things.

"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape." — William S. Burroughs

"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape." — William S. Burroughs

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes.

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes.

Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies.

Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies.

The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.

The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.

Smaller satellite galaxies caught by a spiral galaxy are distorted into elongated structures consisting of stars, which are known as tidal streams, as shown in this artist's impression. The new survey has, for the first time, shown the presence of such tell-tale traces of spiral galaxies swallowing smaller satellites for galaxies more distant than our own “Local Group” of galaxies. Image: Jon Lomberg in collaboration with David Martinez-Delgado for the Stellar Tidal Stream Survey

Smaller satellite galaxies caught by a spiral galaxy are distorted into elongated structures consisting of stars, which are known as tidal streams, as shown in this artist's impression. The new survey has, for the first time, shown the presence of such tell-tale traces of spiral galaxies swallowing smaller satellites for galaxies more distant than our own “Local Group” of galaxies. Image: Jon Lomberg in collaboration with David Martinez-Delgado for the Stellar Tidal Stream Survey

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