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Picture of a colorful, craggy column of dust and gas dubbed the Mystic Mountain stars - National Geographic

Messier 83 - Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 Image Details Star Birth in Galaxy M83. M83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) is a barred spiral galaxy about 15 million light years away in the constellation Hydra. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars. Six supernovae have been observed in M83. Wikipedia

Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 Image Details Star Birth in Galaxy Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia) and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.

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Photo: Hubble telescope spots ‘UFO galaxy’

HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Star Cluster NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud - Hubble Unveils Colorful and Turbulent Star-Birth Region on Orbit Milestone.

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Hubble Telescope Image: The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy - A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. The galaxy is light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth.

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Comment Below Credit : The Red Spider Nebula: Surfing in Sagittarius - not for the faint-hearted!,Credit: ESA & Garrelt Mellema (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy.  Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colors, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Nearly light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite…

Pistol star

Earth-shattering kabooms: A supernova in our lifetimes?

Infrared image of the Pistol Star, a blue hypergiant that is one of the most luminous known stars in the Milky Way

Space in Images - 2015 - 01 - New view of the Pillars of Creation - visible

A Near-Infrared View of the Pillars of Creation from Hubble Space Telescope today.

Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years is about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye just below and to the left of the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion.The whole Orion Nebula cloud complex, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years.:

thedemon-hauntedworld: “ Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the.

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: A Spectre In The Eastern Veil

NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day: A Spectre In The Eastern Veil

A Spectre in the Eastern Veil Frightening forms and scary faces are a mark of the Halloween season. They also haunt this cosmic close-up of the eastern Veil Nebula. The Veil Nebula itself is a large.

Many galaxies (© NASA/AP)

Galactic Wreckage in Stephan's Quintet - A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young, blue stars to aging, red stars. This group is also known as the Hickson Compact Group 92

Messier 70. This globular cluster is approximately 68 light years away.

In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the brilliance of the compact center of Messier a globular cluster.

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