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Perseus Cluster’s X-Ray Skull. [Credit: A. Fabian (IoA Cambridge) et al., NASA] Although it looks like something in torment, it’s just an X-Ray image of the Perseus Cluster of Galaxies. It doesn’t show the galaxies, only the X-rays given out by the gas between the galaxies. Mona Evans, "Cosmic Halloween Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52161.asp

Baby stars are forming near the eastern rim of the cosmic cloud Perseus in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The baby stars are approximately three million years old and are shown as reddish-pink dots to the right of the image.

Supermassive Black Hole in a "Small" Galaxy, Stuart Rankin Edited Chandra Space Telescope image of the Whirlpool Galaxy

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It's Always 4th of July in the Universe

This looks more like a threatening ghost than either the dear old Horsehead Nebula or anything to do with the Fourth! But it's a Hubble Space Telescope infrared image of the Horsehead Nebula. (Credit: STScI/AURA/ESA/NASA) Mona Evans, "Cosmic Halloween Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52161.asp

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Spooky Astronomy, part 4

A grinning one-eyed skull? Actually it's NGC 5189, a complex planetary nebula around a dying star. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/S.Carey (Caltech)) Mona Evans, "Cosmic Halloween Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52161.asp

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