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Astronomy Picture of the Day for 10 May 2014. The Flame Nebula stands out in this optical image of the dusty, crowded star forming regions toward Orion's belt, a mere 1,400 light-years away.


#GreatOrionNebula. Optical image of the emission nebulae M42 (right, large) and M43 (centre left, smaller) in the constellation #Orion, together making up what is known as the Great Orion Nebula. Emission nebulae are clouds of gas and dust that glow due to the ionisation of hydrogen by hot young stars within them. These nebulae are about 1500 light years away. NGC 1977 (blue, upper left) is a reflection nebula. This image includes filters for the light from hydrogen (H-alpha), oxygen…


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M1 / NGC 1952: Combined X-Ray and Optical Images of the Crab Nebula

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A month in space: galaxies like fireflies, a bridge of hot gas, and a catastrophic decline in cosmic GDP – in pictures

A tan sólo 1500 años luz de distancia, la nebulosa de Orión es la nebulosa difusa más brillante en el cielo nocturno. La imagen óptica muestra una gran cavidad creada por la presión de la radiación de las estrellas recién nacidas en la región más brillante, situada en una enorme nube de polvo y gas

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The Cat's Eye Nebula


The 'Pacman Nebula' (NASA, Chandra, Spitzer, 09/28/11) by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, via Flickr


Herschel space telescope shuts down By David Szondy April 29, 2013 All good things come to an end and the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory mission is no exception. After more than three years in orbit, the most powerful infrared telescope ever flown in space has ceased scientific operations after the last of the liquid helium used to supercool its instruments ran out.


Solitary laser guide star divides the Magellanic Clouds | ESO A solitary laser guide star from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) divides the Magellanic Clouds in this captivating image. These dwarf galaxies are two of our nearest galactic neighbors, and have long been an object of fascination for astronomers. The laser shining from the VLT is a key component of the adaptive optics system which allows astronomers to vastly reduce the atmospheric distortion present at even the best sites..

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Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD