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The Jesus Nebula - Hubble Space Telescope - New cameras in the Hubble Space Telescope image a likeness of the face of Jesus. Located in a cluster of nearby stars that astronomers call NGC 2264.

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Close-up photos of dying star show our sun's fate

A dying star. Chi Cygni, shown in this artist's conception, is a red giant star nearing the end of its life. As it runs out of fuel, it pulses in and out, beating like a giant heart and ejecting shells of material. Observations by the Infrared Optical Telescope Array found that, at minimum radius, Chi Cygni shows marked inhomogeneities due to roiling "hotspots" on its surface. (Credit: ESO/L. Calçada)

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818 | The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged striking details of the famed planetary nebula designated NGC 2818, which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). The spectacular structure of the planetary nebula contains the outer layers of a star that were expelled into interstellar space.

Holiness David Running Eagle Shooting Star drumming for the sacred sky. Nebula source: http://weareallstarstuff.tumblr.com/image/65102462686

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9 Incredible Photos of our Universe

This is so beyond gorgeous that I don't think there are words for it and somehow even gorgeous seems to pale in comparison to the beauty that this picture represents!

The Antennae Galaxies in Collision Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing & Copyright: Davide Coverta

Horsehead: A Wider View Combined image data from the massive, ground-based VISTA telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope

This planetary nebula, Mz3, is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun. The 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible at the nebula's center, all imply Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star's own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. (ESA, NASA's Hubble, JPL-CalTech)

The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation.