Australian astrophysicist Brian Schmidt chose this Hubble photo of Supernova SN as his favorite space image, which he called "the poster child of a type Ia supernovae." The supernova is the bright spot on the lower left, shown near the galaxy NGC 4526
The Helix Nebula (The Eye of God or is a large planetary nebula 700 light years away in Aquarius. The glow of the central star is so energetic that it causes the previously expelled gases to brightly fluoresce.
Polar Ring Galaxy NGC Within the constellation Pisces. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope imagery: The Cat's Eye Nebula, one of the first planetary nebulae discovered, also has one of the most complex forms known to this kind of nebula. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the Cat's Eye.
THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light
Blast Has 100 Times More Energy Than Entire Milky Way: Black Hole Energy Blast Off the Charts, Virginia Tech Physicists Say Virginia Tech physicists have discovered a quasar with the most energetic outflow ever seen, a finding that may answer.