Newly discovered Galaxy SMM J2135-0102. 10 billion light years away, producing stars at rate equivalent to 250 suns per year.

This artist’s impression of the distant galaxy SMM shows large bright clouds a few hundred light-years in size, which are regions of active star formation. These “star factories” are similar in size to those in the Milky Way, but one

Science and Astronomy The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. The Helix Nebula’s estimated distance from earth is about 215 parsecs or 700 light-years.

Eye of the Cosmos taken from the Hubble Telescope. "The cosmos is within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." — Carl Sagan -- WE ARE MADE OF STAR STUFF!

A Hubble Space Telescope photo of a rapidly spinning neutron star, also known as a pulsar.

A Hubble Space Telescope photo of a rapidly spinning neutron star, also known as a pulsar, millions of light-years away.

Apollo 15 (1971)

n this historic photo from the U. space agency, Astronaut James B. Irwin, Lunar Module pilot, works at the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the first Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity at the Hadley-Apennine landing site on July

Alpha Centauri Stars & Planet Explained: Our Nearest Neighbors

Alpha Centauri Stars & Planet Explained: Our Nearest Neighbors. I have always been fascinated by the Alpha Centauri star system and its proximity to Earth.

space

A close-up of Astronaut John Grunsfeld shows the reflection of Astronaut Andrew Feustel, perched on the robotic arm and taking the photo. The pair teamed together on three of the five spacewalks during Servicing Mission 4 in May Space by Nasa®

Diagrams and NASA artwork show how Apollo astronauts flew to the moon.

How Apollo Worked Diagrams and NASA artwork show how Apollo astronauts flew to the moon.

The remains of Vladimir Komarov, a man who fell from space.

The remains of Vladimir Komarov, a man who fell from space. killed when the Soyuz 1 space capsule crashed after re-entry on April 1967 due to a parachute

Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong readies for his dramatic 1966 Gemini 8 flight. Photo Credit: NASA

Astronaut and Engineer Neil Armstrong on a one-day Gemini VIII mission in March of 1966 Gemini was a stepping-stone project working toward the upcoming Apollo missions (NASA)

Venus on the edge

Venus at the Edge Image Credit: JAXA, NASA, Lockheed Martin. As its June 6 2012 transit begins Earth's sister planet crosses the edge of the Sun in this stunning view from the Hinode spacecraft.

Space shuttle

spacewatching: “ The Space Shuttle Discovery soars skyward from Launch Pad on Mission at p. EDT, September On board were a crew of six: Commander Richard N. Pilot L. and Mission Specialists.

“Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation.” —John Young, after being asked if he was nervous about making the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981. Picture during the preparation for Apollo 10 mission

humanoidhistory: ““Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully.

In the Center of Saturn's North Polar Vortex-The center of this vortex was imaged in unprecedented detail last week by the robotic Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. These clouds lie at the center of the unusual hexagonal cloud system that surrounds the north pole of Saturn. Saturn's north pole precessed into sunlight just a few years ago, with Cassini taking only infrared images of the shadowed region previously. The above image is raw and unprocessed and is being prepared for release in…

Amazing new photos from NASA's Cassini probe orbiting Saturn reveal a dizzying glimpse into a monster storm raging on the ringed planet's north pole. Cassini took the spectacular Saturn storm photos yesterday (Nov. and relayed it back to .

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