NASAs Hubble Space Telescope reveals a majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC which lies 46 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear).
astronomicalwonders: “ The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of.
The massive galaxy cluster Abell nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster, takes on a ghostly look in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view. (via Hubble sees ghost light from dead galaxies in galaxy cluster Abell 2744
The Tadpole Galaxy is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located 400 mly from Earth toward the northern constellation Draco. It's most dramatic features are a trail of stars about ly long & massive star clusters. It is thought that a more compact gal
ESO's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) has captured this unusual view of the Helix Nebula (NGC in this space wallpaper. The Helix Nebula is a planetary nebula located 700 light-years away.
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;
A stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies. This system, which astronomers have dubbed 'The Bird' - albeit it also bears resemblance with a cosmic Tinker Bell - is composed of two massive spiral galaxies and a third irregular galaxy.