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This artist's impression depicts the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene closely resembles the Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings, which is one of the best-studied protoclusters. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113257385/apex-reveals-hidden-star-formation-in-spiderweb-galaxy-101514/#FKSOcfCQsTpm3KUe.99

This artist's impression depicts the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene closely resembles the Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings, which is one of the best-studied protoclusters. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113257385/apex-reveals-hidden-star-formation-in-spiderweb-galaxy-101514/#FKSOcfCQsTpm3KUe.99

This particular picture was taken by Vasiliy Rumyantsev in Crimea. This is the most complicated picture captured by this photographer. In order to capture an analemma, each picture must be taken from the same location at the same time for a year – this is no easy task. Between August 30, 1998 and August 19, 1999. http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/solar-analemma/

This particular picture was taken by Vasiliy Rumyantsev in Crimea. This is the most complicated picture captured by this photographer. In order to capture an analemma, each picture must be taken from the same location at the same time for a year – this is no easy task. Between August 30, 1998 and August 19, 1999. http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/solar-analemma/

And a purple galaxy, it's not often you see those :)

And a purple galaxy, it's not often you see those :)

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Spitzer Space Telescope Images

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

Hubble sees the shimmering wings of a space #butterfly — #Astronomy via @cnet cc: @nasa

Hubble sees the shimmering wings of a space butterfly

Hubble sees the shimmering wings of a space #butterfly — #Astronomy via @cnet cc: @nasa

Hubble Spies a UFO. Well, a UFO Galaxy, to be precise. NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship.

Hubble Spies a UFO. Well, a UFO Galaxy, to be precise. NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship.

NGC 2174: Stars Versus Mountains  Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA    It's stars versus gas mountains in NGC 2174 and the stars are winning. More precisely, the energetic light and winds from massive newly formed stars are evaporating and dispersing the dark stellar nurseries in which they formed. The structures of NGC 2174 are actually much thinner than air and only appear as mountains due to relatively small amounts of opaque interstellar dust...

NGC 2174: Stars Versus Mountains Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA It's stars versus gas mountains in NGC 2174 and the stars are winning. More precisely, the energetic light and winds from massive newly formed stars are evaporating and dispersing the dark stellar nurseries in which they formed. The structures of NGC 2174 are actually much thinner than air and only appear as mountains due to relatively small amounts of opaque interstellar dust...

Arp 188 and the Tadpole's Tail Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing & Copyright: Joachim Dietrich

Arp 188 and the Tadpole's Tail Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing & Copyright: Joachim Dietrich

With its heart lying about 70 million light years distant, the Virgo Cluster is the nearest cluster of galaxies, contains over 2,000 galaxies, and has a noticeable gravitational pull on the galaxies of the Local Group of Galaxies surrounding our Milky Way Galaxy. - Image Credit: NASA/ESA/ESO/NAOJ/G. Paglioli

With its heart lying about 70 million light years distant, the Virgo Cluster is the nearest cluster of galaxies, contains over 2,000 galaxies, and has a noticeable gravitational pull on the galaxies of the Local Group of Galaxies surrounding our Milky Way Galaxy. - Image Credit: NASA/ESA/ESO/NAOJ/G. Paglioli

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