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    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" www.bellaonline.c...

    there are millions of planets, around millions of suns, in millions of galaxies. The universe is a beautiful, ginormous place, and we are insignificant in comparison. Be still, and marvel.

    Black Holes Have Simple Feeding Habits (NASA, Chandra) ~ super-massive black hole is about 70 million times more massive than the Sun by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

    Large spiral galaxy NGC 2841 -NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; Is an inclined unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Initially thought to be about 30 million light years distant, a 2001 Hubble Space Telescope survey of the galaxy's Cepheid variables determined that it was approximately 14.1 megaparsecs or 46 million light years distant.[2]

    Space, the final frontier... now, if we'd only stop procrastinating in the last frontier which is rapidly becoming the city....

    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)

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

    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 airplane, and the shuttle is a picture from NASA. Then the assembly was done in Photoshop & Lightroom."

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    Milky Way, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia . The night skies in Australia are just spectacular.

    Galaxy Coast — Bill Shupp // Flickr Taken near Bixby Bridge north of Big Sur, CA, this is a 12 shot vertical panorama taken around 4 am this past Monday, when the Milky Way was pretty high in the sky. The glow near the horizon is a lighthouse just around the bend. All shots are 20 seconds, except the bottom one, which is 3 minutes

    Comet 2P/Encke. 2013-10-12. (Credit: D. Peach) Mona Evans, "Comets" www.bellaonline.c...

    Incredible Views: Comet PANSTARRS Meets the Andromeda Galaxy

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

    Comet PANSTARRS Meets the Andromeda Galaxy — More Amazing Images

    4 Comets: #ISON #Lovejoy #Encke #Linear

    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” www.bellaonline.c...

    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.

    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” www.bellaonline.c...

    Galaxy types. (Credit: via qproject) Mona Evans, "What Is a Galaxy?" www.bellaonline.c...