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Tommy Nakanishi
Tommy Nakanishi • 2 years ago

Since this landmark discovery of pulsars, more than 160 extrasolar planets have been observed around stars that are burning nuclear fuel.

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More planets, more possible life: Discovery of planet around Alpha Centauri will accelerate search for E.T. natpo.st/RgXG2s

A stellar nursery in the Cygnus X star forming region

Hoag's Object by NASA: This non-typical galaxy is known as a ring galaxy, and was discovered in 1950 by astronomer Art Hoag, who initially thought it to be a planetary nebula. Serendipitously, from the perspective of our solar system what appears to be an even more distant ring galaxy is plainly visible within the gap between this galaxy's central body of mostly yellow stars and the outer ring of blue stars. via wikipedia. #Ring_Galaxy #Hogs_Object #Astronomy

NASA - Colors of the Innermost Planet. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Uranus ~ my favorite planet!

On October 17, 1604, the famous German astronomer Johannes Kepler started his observations of the 1604 supernova, named after him as Kepler's Supernova or Kepler's Star.

First image of another multi-planet solar system.

"The merging Antennae galaxies. As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars."

For reasons unknown, NGC 6357 is forming some of the most massive stars ever discovered. The central part of NGC 6357 shown spans about 10 light years and lies about 8,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Scorpion. Credit: NASA

Doomed Star Eta Carinae