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Light Echoes from V838 Mon (Dec 4 2011) Image Credit : NASA, ESA, H. E. Bond (STScI) For reasons unknown, star V838 Mon's outer surface suddenly greatly expanded with the result that it became the brightest star in the entire Milky Way Galaxy in January 2002. Then, just as suddenly, it faded. A stellar flash like this had never been seen before. It's true that supernovae and novae expel matter out into space. But while the V838 Mon flash appears to expel material into space (...) #astronomy

42 Mind-Blowing Photos Of Space From The Hubble Telescope

The Tulip in the Swan Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Joner, David Laney (West Mountain Observatory, BYU); Processing - Robert Gendler [APOD]

The Sombrero Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light-years from Earth.

This is real. Expand your definition of reality. This gift of life, and of conscious life at that, is not meant to be lived within imaginary boundaries and stringently adhering to the ways you were taught to categorize the world around you. Accept where you are, look at your boundaries presently and honestly, and you see will they are so often simply in the mind. We belong to a larger system, look beyond your mind.

#PumpkinNebula, also known as #RottenEggNebula or technical name 231.84 4.22 OH, is a planetary #protonebulosa located in the constellation Puppis. Call pumpkin Nebula because of its peculiar shape. The other nickname, Rotten Egg Nebula, refers to the large amount of sulfur compounds present in it.

Carina Nebula. Pinner wrote: When I consider lots of tones and sounds coming together this is the image I think. Lots of different colours colliding and flowing in deep waves and strokes To find out more about the age of the #Universe, read this article and see how old the Universe actually is: http://astronomyisawesome.com/universe/the-age-of-the-universe/