NGC 3718 (Arp 214) Distance: 42.4 Million Light Years NGC 3718 and its companion NGC 3729 are physically related members of the Ursa Major galaxy cluster. The two galaxies appear to orbit each other at a projected separation of 147,000 light years. NGC 3718 seems to have a rudimentary bar and spiral structure although it is recognized as a peculiar galaxy and as such is listed within Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. via Dark Matter on Facebook
Wide-field view of the open star cluster #NGC2547 | The Universe is an old neighborhood, roughly 13.8 billion years old. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is also ancient, some of its stars are more than 13 billion years old (eso0425). Nevertheless, there is still a lot of action: new objects form and others are destroyed. In this image, you can see some of the newcomers, the young stars forming the cluster NGC 2547. But, how young are these cosmic youngsters really?
The shortlist for the <a href="http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/astronomy-photographer-of-the-year" target="_blank">Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015</a> competition will give you the feels.
17 Phenomenal Pictures Of Space That Will Fill You With Awe
Cat's eye Nebula is 3 thousand years light-years from Earth. One of the most famous planetary nebula, NGC 6543 is an extension of half a year and represents a final, brief but glorious life of a star type Sun.