Milky Way edge on. The diagram shows: the halo (gray) with globular clusters (red circles), the thick disk (dark purple), the stellar disk (white), the stellar bulge (red-orange), and the central black hole. The stellar disk is about 100,000 light years in diameter. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180135.asp
Last night I wore a shift of stars, buttoned at the sleeve. I was following you, then you were following me. There were a number of appropriate responses, and I couldn’t stop having them. The stars wheeled in me, merging where the just-dusk grew botanical. Jennifer Militello, from “After Days Not Found”
NGC 3184 is a spiral galaxy approximately 40 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Spiral galaxy NGC 3184 as observed with the Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey.
This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, in the southern constellation of Carina (the Keel).
Astronomy Picture of the Day for 24 Mar 2014. If you see a sky like this -- photograph it. A month ago in Iceland, an adventurous photographer (pictured) chanced across a sky full of aurora and did just that. In the foreground lies the stratovolcano Öræfajökull. In the background, among other sky delights, lies the constellation of Orion, visible to the aurora's left.
A la vista de los que colisionan galaxias Antena, a 70 millones de años-luz de la Tierra, combina luz visible (azul) captada por el Telescopio Espacial Hubble con remolinos nunca antes vistas de gas interestelar revelado una imagen de prueba desde el telescopio ALMA en. IMAGEN COMPUESTA COLORIZED: ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO) y la NASA / ESA Hubble. FUENTE: ESO - National Geographic -
Kozjak Lake under a dome of stars, Macedonia. Kozjak Hydro Power Plant is a large hydroelectric power plant on the river Treska which creates an artificial lake, Kozjak, the largest in the Republic of Macedonia. It is located in the western part of the country in the municipality of Makedonski Brod. Visit Macedonia – the Ancient Country