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Everybody loves #Venus, maybe it’s because she’s the only planet in our Solar System named after a female or because she’s named after the Roman goddess of love… http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-venus/
Closeup of one of the most famous galaxy pairs in collision - NGC 4038 (upper left) and NGC 4039 (right). In wide field view, they are known as the Antennae, located about 60 million light years from Earth in the constellation Corvus.
This recently released picture shows NGC 7023, also called the Iris nebula for its floral appearance, as seen from Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.The cosmic flower is actually what’s known as a reflection nebula. The interstellar cloud of dust and gas glows not because its material is being heated, but because it’s reflecting light from nearby stars.
Pumpkin Nebula, aka Rotten Egg Nebula or its technical name 231.84 +4.22 OH, is a planetary protonebulosa located in the const. Puppis. Called Pumpkin Nebula because of its peculiar shape. The other nickname, Rotten Egg Nebula, refers to the large amount of sulfur compounds present in it, which would produce an unpleasant odor if you could be there to check
The Serpent Dust Devil of Mars by NASA: Image by the High Resolution Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Orbiter (HiRISE), this dust devil was shot on a late spring afternoon in northern Mars and measures more than 1/2 mile in height. #Dust_Devil #Mars #NASA
Never-Before-Seen Stage of Planet Birth Revealed Astronomers studying a newborn star have caught a detailed glimpse of planets forming around it, revealing a never-before seen stage of planetary evolution.
Sh2-155, informally known as the "Cave Nebula", is dark cloud of gas embedded in a giant emission nebula. The top edge of the cloud is illuminated by several hot, massive (OB) stars that are part of the Cepheus OB3 assocation. - Image Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure
Group Of Galaxies Called "Stephan's Quintet" (Favored Object For Amateur Astronomers With Good Hobby Telescopes). The Quintet Is A Prototype Of A Class Of Objects Known As 'Compact Groups Of Galaxies' - NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope