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/
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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...
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