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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).

ASA's Marshall Space Flight Center-Sparkling Whirlpool Galaxy (NASA, Chandra)- found an even better shot

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.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago. The mayhem happened 4 billion light-years away, inside an immense collection of nearly 500 galaxies nicknamed “Pandora’s Cluster,” also known as Abell 2744.

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

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Gaze up at the stars at the Coit Observatory at Boston University. The observatory is open to the public on most Wednesday nights, weather permitting! NAME A STAR

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The cosmic ice sculptures of the Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful. It almost looks like God.

#TadpoleGalaxy! Disrupted barred spiral galaxy located 400mly from #Earth toward the northern constellation #Draco. It's most dramatic features are a trail of stars about 280,000 lys long massive star clusters. It is thought that a more compact galaxy crossed in front of the Tadpole Galaxy was slung around behind the Tadpole by their mutual gravitational attraction. source:iliveinaspiralgalaxy.tumblr.com #space   #tadpolegalaxy

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



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The Andromeda Galaxy, with dwarf satellite galaxies and Alienne views these when she leaves the slipstream.

VISTA’s look at the Helix Nebula | ESO

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.

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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;

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NASA Pictures Of The Universe Black Hole? Space and Wonder. When black holes shoot their jets directly.

The C5A Galaxy, one of the most beautiful spiral galaxies there is out there.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 NGC 1300 is 61 million light-years away from earth in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy is about light-years across which makes it just slightly larger than.


a polar ring galaxy 130 million light years away in Centaurus. Only 100 polar ring galaxies are known. Their unusual disk-ring structure is not yet fully understood. Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team.

This is the 'Cosmic Bird' galaxy, aka galaxy ESO 593-IG 008. It bucks the trend of the more common spiral shaped galaxies, instead appearing as a bird shaped wonder. There is a catch though. What we are seeing is the result of 3 different galaxies crossing paths to form a super galaxy.

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.