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
Carina Nebula. Pinner wrote: When I consider lots of tones and sounds coming together this is the image I think. Lots of different colours colliding and flowing in deep waves and strokes To find out more about the age of the #Universe, read this article and see how old the Universe actually is: http://astronomyisawesome.com/universe/the-age-of-the-universe/
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the iridescent interior of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighborhood — NGC 1569 is currently a hotbed of vigorous star formation. To find out more, please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2016/hubble-hotbed-of-vigorous-star-formation
Milky Way’s Halo Spins in the Same Direction as Galactic Disk Sci-News 7/27/16 Our Milky Way Galaxy is surrounded by an enormous halo of plasma (seen in blue in this artists’ rendition): NASA / CXC / M.Weiss/Ohio State/A. Gupta et al.