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    Moon over earth, Milky Way in the back, and you still say there is no such place as heaven???

    Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/ 4039). Their interaction began about 1 B-yrs-ago. It took them the next 300 M yrs to come together & pass thru one another; constella-tion Corvus, 45-65 mly away. NASA/ ESA/ Hubble Heritage Team

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    Credit: J Hughes (Rutgers University) and Hubble Heritage team/CXC/SAO/Nasa/ESA A supernova remnant 170,000 light years away in one of the Milky Way's galactic neighbours. This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows ambient gas being shocked by the expanding blast wave from the exploding star

    Cartwheel Galaxy, ESO 350-40, is a lenticular galaxy about 500 mly away in the constellation Sculptor. It is an estimated 150,000 light-years across. The galaxy was once a normal spiral galaxy like the Milky Way before it apparently underwent a head-on collision with a smaller companion approximately 200 mya.

    The Flaming Star nebula lies about 1,500 light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).

    Ghost Nebula


    Embers In The Dust


    Rho Ophiuchi is at the center of the blue nebula on the lower left. Antares, a red supergiant, lights up the yellow-red clouds. The distant globular cluster M4 is just upper left of center. Star clouds more colorful than humans can see, emitting light across the electromagnetic spectrum. Fine dust illuminated from the front by starlight appears blue. Gaseous clouds whose atoms are excited by ultraviolet starlight appear reddish. Backlit dust clouds block starlight and appear dark. (NASA APOD)

    Sunrise on Mars (NASA)

    #Astronomy: #Quasar: Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black

    Located approximately 7,000 light-years from Earth and nestled in the constellation Serpens lays the ultimate stellar nursery: the Eagle Nebula. This planetary nebula is home to seven strikingly beautiful pillars, most commonly referred to as the “Pillars of Creation," because it is in these towers that new stars are formed.

    NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth.

    New Dimension: Nebulas Are Even More Amazing in 3-D by J-P Metsavainio. Pelican Nebula The Pelican Nebula can be found 2,000 light-years away in the realm of the another cosmic bird: the constellation Cygnus, the swan.

    NGC 474

    Via Hubble: The cosmic "ice sculptures" of the Carina Nebula. Scientists are still trying to explain the beautiful spires.

    The Great Nebula Complex Of Rho Ophiuchi | by Martin P Campbell

    "IC1805 Heart Nebula SAO | by James Shimoji Photography" (quote)

    Rosette Nebula | A1 Pictures

    Milky way explosion

    Atmospheric Optics | Aurora Australis, atmospheric optics lenticular, Australia by Megan Jenkinson

    This Colossal Black Hole Is 12 Billion Times As Massive As The Sun, And It Has Astronomers Baffled

    Without a star to guide them, these planets fall toward a massive black hole