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    Supernova 1987A. Taken by Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. The glowing debris of the explosion is at the center of the inner ring. The outer rings were already there at the time of the explosion, but they're visible as they reflect the light from the supernova. (Credit: George Sonneborn (Goddard Space Flight Center), Jason Pun (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, & NASA/ESA) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    Hoag's Object. A ring galaxy in which there is a central core of older yellow stars with a ring of young blue stars. The formation of a galaxy like this probably involves a galactic collision. Look through the gap at one o'clock to see another ring galaxy in the distance. (Credit: R. Lucas (STScI/AURA), Hubble Heritage Team, NASA) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    The Ring Nebula (M57). A planetary nebula in the constellation Lyra. Planetary nebulae are formed when a dying sun-like star throws off its outer layers. (Credit: NASA/STScI/AURA) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse. Photo taken on May 20, 2012 in Roswell, NM, USA. (Credit: Joel Dykstra) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    Jupiter Meets Moon Halo. Moon-Jupiter conjunction on January 14, 2014 plus a beautiful lunar halo, as seen from Ankara, Turkey. (Credit and copyright: M. Rasid Tugral) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    Perspective view of "snow"-covered slopes of Enceladus. This heavily fractured terrain lies north of the edge of the active south polar region. [Credit: NASA/ Processing by Paul Schenk (Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston)] Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    Europa. This Jovian moon, covered in ice, is one of the smoothest objects in the Solar System. In this picture you can see that there are also cracks and streaks. It looks a bit as if giants have been skating on it. (Photo: NASA's Galileo mission) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. Dramatic plumes, both large and small, spray water ice out from many locations near the south pole of Saturn's moon. (2009-11-21) (Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

    Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946). On average there is one supernova in the Milky Way in a century. There have been at least nine in the Fireworks Galaxy in the last century. Plenty of fireworks for the opening ceremony of a heavenly Olympics. ©Mona Evans, "Night Sky Olympics" www.bellaonline.c...

    Blue snowball nebula (NGC7662). A planetary nebula in the constellation Andromeda. The nebula was formed by the aging central star losing its outer layers of atmosphere. (Image credit & copyright: Chris Vedeler) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...