An estimated 10,000 galaxies are revealed in humankind's deepest portrait of the visible universe ever: the Hubble Deep Field. All but three points of light in this picture are entire galaxies unto themselves - and that only represents the equivalent of dime's worth of the night sky at 75 feet away
Star w/ a Comet-Like Tail. UV images from NASA's Galaxy show a speeding star that is leaving an enormous trail of 'seeds' for new solar systems. The star, named Mira, is shedding material that will be recycled into new stars & planets as it hurls through our galaxy. Mira is about 350 ly away in Cetus (the Whale)
Plowing Through the Depths of Space - The star, called CW Leo, is hurtling through space at about 204,000 miles per hour (91 kilometers per second), or roughly 265 times the speed of sound on Earth. This image is the combination of near-ultraviolet data, shown in yellow, and far-ultraviolet data, shown in blue.
This is the first time that clear evidence for such a flow has been observed in any black hole. The new Chandra image also supports the previous optical observations that suggest that NGC 3115's black hole has a mass of about two billion times that of the Sun. This would make NGC 3115 the host of the nearest billion-solar- mass black hole to Earth. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Alabama/K.Wong et al, Optical: ESO/VLT
Strange Radio Signals from 9 billion light years from Earth Mystify Astronomers. Photo credit: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (DeepSkyColors.com). The area of the sky in which the Arecibo Fast Radio Burst was detected is circled. The nearby supernova remnant and star formation region are coincidental, with the burst coming from much greater distances Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/space/strange-radio-signals-mystify-astronomers#5FH7fUvleL6iwzyk.99