Comet C/2012 V2 LINEAR and the bright spiral galaxy NGC 2997 in Antlia on September 29, 2013. They look close together, but the galaxy is 38 million light years away. (Credit & copyright: Damian Peach) Mona Evans, "Comets" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33712.asp

Gorgeous color in the Milly Way and good beta on the photo This world is really awesome. The woman who make our chocolate think you're awesome, too. Please consider ordering some Peruvian Chocolate today! Fast shipping! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00725K254

NGC 3190 "The Predator" - A Spiral Galaxy With Tightly Wound Arms Lying In The "Constellation Leo" Like & Repin. Thanks . Listen to Noelito Flow. Noel Music.

The Butterfly Nebula 13x19 inch Astronomy Fine Art Print on Metallic Paper This world is really awesome. The woman who make our chocolate think you're awesome, too. Please consider ordering some Peruvian Chocolate today! Fast shipping! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00725K254

Orion Nebula. If the Orion Nebula was as close to earth as our nearest star (4 lightyears) it would cover the entire sky, so the only thing you'd be able to see is the sun rising and the Orion Nebula. S)

This X-ray/optical composite image of the large spiral galaxy NGC 2841 shows multimillion degree gas (blue/X-ray) rising above the disk of stars and cooler gas (gray/optical). - Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/U. Mass/Q.D.Wang; Optical: NOAO/KPNO

FAKE: Richard Silvera's work titled "The Sweet Escape". He states, "This image is a composite of 2 pictures. The picture of the sky and clouds was taken by me from an airplaine, and the shuttle is a picture from NASA. Then the assembly was done in Photoshop & Lightroom." (It got me too. st)

Jupiter and Venus! #stars #universe #galaxy #nebula #night #sky #photo #nature #epic #jupiter #venus #planet

Galaxy Coast by Bill Shupp, via Flickr Near Bixby Bridge north of Big Sur, California. **I have a friend who lives on Garrapata Ridge Road in Big Sur. He showed me this view once when my family was visiting him and it truly is breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful!**

I think I need to visit Australia! Milky Way, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, photo by Lincoln Harrison.

...and we talked about the moon, the stars, the sea, and the beauty of the night sky.

Comet 2P/Encke. 2013-10-12. (Credit: D. Peach) Mona Evans, "Comets" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33712.asp

Incredible Views: Comet PANSTARRS Meets the Andromeda Galaxy

A montage of images of Comet ISON taken from September 24 to November 15, 2013. (Credit and copyright: Damian Peach) This was the period of the comet's brightening before it broke up. Mona Evans, "Comets" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33712.asp

Comet West 1976 was a spectacular comet, sometimes considered to qualify for the status of "great comet".

Figure 149: Comets. A) Comet Halley in Milky Way, February 1986; B) Comet Halley, February 1986; C) Comet West, March 1976; D) Comet Kohoutek, June 1973; E) Comet Ikeya-Seki, November 1965; F) Comet West, computer enhanced; G) Comet LINEAR, July 2000; H) Comet Hale-Bopp, March 1997.

4 Comets #ISON #Lovejoy #Encke #Linear

Artist impression of the Milky Way. (Image credit: NASA) This is what we think the Milky way would look like if we could see it face-on. There is a central bar and tightly-wound spiral arms. ©Mona Evans, “What Is a Galaxy” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179279.asp

Astrophoto: Awesome Views of a Sombrero in Space

Comet Lovejoy's Long Ion Tail in Taurus | by Amazing Sky Photography

M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy. This photo by Martin Pugh won him the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012. The photo shows the large spiral galaxy M51 interacting with a companion galaxy NGC 5195. ©Mona Evans, “What Is a Galaxy” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179279.asp