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One square degree image of the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings. The spidery nebula is seen in the upper-centre of the image. Slightly to the lower-right, a web of filaments harbours the famous supernova SN 1987A.

Trapezium cluster. Orion Trapezium Cluster is a tight open cluster of stars in the heart of the Orion Nebula, in the constellation of Orion. It was discovered by Galileo Galilei. [Space Future: futuristicnews.co...]

NGC 2264 and the Christmas Tree cluster. This colour image of the region known as NGC 2264 — an area of sky that includes the sparkling blue baubles of the Christmas Tree star cluster — was ­created from data obtained by the Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. The image shows a region of space about 30 light-years across.

A star cluster once thought to be part of the spectacular Orion Nebula is actually a separate celestial entity. Scientists using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii found that the star cluster NGC 1980 is a distinct, massive bunch of stars in front of the Orion nebula, which at a range of 1,500 light-years is Earth's closest known star factory. The cluster is huddled unevenly around the star iota Ori at the southern tip of the sword in the famed Orion constellation.

50 Years of Space Exploration by Adam Crowe, via Flickr

Apollo 11 - Flight Dynamics Diagram. This is by far the most elegant #Infographic I've ever seen. #GeekingOut

Six sided, deep and oddly colored crater on Mars. Does this look "natural" to you? Yeah, me neither.

Starless Nebula NGC6188 in Narrowband by Fred Vanderhaven NGC 6188 is an emission nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. The bright open cluster NGC 6193, visible to the naked eye, is responsible for a region of reflection nebulosity within NGC 6188.

NASA's SDO Captures a Monster Prominence by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury

Scarlatti Stuart Rankin Messenger image of the crater Scarlatti on Mercury.