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Giant gathering of galaxies discovered hiding on far side of Milky Way

SUPER FIND  The newly discovered Vela supercluster (VSC) of galaxies is partly obscured by the Milky Way, as shown in this map of the sky. Our galaxy stretches across the center of the map. Colors denote distances to other galaxies; green is closer, and yellow and then orange are farther away. ~~ T. Jarrett/University of Cape Town


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. via Facebook (396×559) #GaneschaBotTest


The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) is a spiral galaxy in which nine supernovae have been observed, more than in any other galaxy.


The constellation of Orion is rich with impressive nebulas. Of the many interesting details that particularly draws the eye is Barnard’s Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The bright orange star on the upper left is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the lower right is Rigel. Other famous nebulas visible include the Witch Head Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the comparatively small Horsehead Nebula. NASA-APOD, Stanislav Volskiy.

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope quashed the possibility that what was previously believed to be a toddler galaxy in the nearby universe may actually be considered an adult. Called I Zwicky 18, this galaxy has a youthful appearance that resembles galaxies typically found only in the early universe. Hubble has now found faint, older stars within this galaxy, suggesting that the galaxy may have formed at the same time as most other galaxies.


~~Black Hole Outburst in Spiral Galaxy M83 (NASA, Chandra, Hubble, 04/30/12) | The Blackhole exists from a previous life as a star, It collapses to infinity but its life does not end, after the pressures of the impossible the black hole re-emerges either via explosion and scattering and the matter goes to form within other stars or it re-condenses. | by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center~~


This Hubble Space Telescope composite image released in May 2007 shows a ghostly ring of dark matter in the galaxy cluster ZwCl0024+1652. In this image, a map showing how the gravity of the cluster distorts light from other galaxies is superimposed on a 2003 Hubble image of the cluster. The image is one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date for the existence of dark matter, an unknown substance that pervades the Universe


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Astronomy Picture of the Day for 16 Mar 2014. Two galaxies are squaring off in Corvus and here are the latest pictures. When two galaxies collide, the stars that compose them usually do not. That's because galaxies are mostly empty space and, however bright, stars only take up only a small amount of that space.