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Nasa's Hubble Telescope shot this image of two galaxies. The vast cosmic ring of stars is blue and the black holes is pink. The other bright star to the left is another galaxy.

Swirling dust clouds and bright newborn stars dominate the view in this image of the Lagoon nebula from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The ...

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Photograph: Mark Hanson/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014... NGC 6888 by Mark Hanson (US). This colourful starscape taken from Rancho Hidalgo, New Mexico, US reveals the searing heat of the Crescent Nebula glowing in a whirl of red and blue. (Cropped for Pinterest, click on the image for story and full image)

Space Photo of the Day for February 2014

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | Feb. 16, 2014: Dead Star Debris X-ray (NASA/CXC/MIT/D.Dewey et al. This image of the debris of an exploded star - known as supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219, or "E0102" for short - features data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The Official Ranking Of The Galaxies From Worst To Best