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"the axis of the universe—love" - E.E. Cummings. M101: A spiral galaxy located about 21 million light years from Earth. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; IR & UV: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/STScI)

NGC 602: Young stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to our Milky Way. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL- Caltech)

"Surely the stars are images of love." - Philip James Bailey. Cassiopeia A: A supernova remnant about 11,000 light years away. (Credits: X-day: NASA/CXC/UNAM/loffe/D.Page, P/Shternin et al; Optica: NASA/STScI)

Our destiny is in the stars, let's go and search for it. - Doctor Who. Centaurus A: An active galaxy at a distance of 10 million light years from Earth. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al.; Submillimeter: MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al.; Optical: ESO/WFI)

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." - Marin Luther King Jr. Tarantula Nebula: A massive star-forming region located about 160,000 light years away. (Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)

Puppis A: An X-ray Tapestry. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAFE/G.Dubner et al & ESA/XMM-Newton

Four Supernova Remnants: NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary. Crab Nebula. NASA/CXC/SAO