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Mysterious New Object Discovered in Space Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech This image of the galaxy M82 was taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Scientists now think the galaxy is home to an oddity known as a micro-quasar.

✯ Mysterious New Object Discovered in Space - This image of the galaxy M82 was taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Scientists now think the galaxy is home to an oddity known as a micro-quasar.✯

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, the closest massive star-making factory to Earth. - Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/S.T. Megeaty

Spitzer Space Telescope image of the Milky Way

~~section of the Galactic plane measured with the Spitzer Space Telescope | NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin)~~

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the first lightning flashes on Saturn when it captured these images on August 17, 2009. - Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Europa, a moon of Jupiter, appears as a thick crescent in this enhanced-color image from NASAs Galileo spacecraft. - Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

This image of the Andromeda Galaxy is a composite of an infrared photo from ESAs Herschel space telescope and the XMM-Newton’s X-ray telescope.

Galaxy M82

witch nebula? #Stars and #Space images from the #Hubble telescope.

The Cone Nebula Hubble Space Telescope Images, NASA Space Mission Image

"Mountains Of Creation" - Spitzer Space Telescope

Spiral Galaxy M82

Blue young stars shine in the spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5584, as shown by this Hubble Space Telescope image.

Galaxy ESO 318-13 lies millions of light-years from Earth, but Hubble Space Telescope shows it with remarkable clarity in this image. The bright star that appears to shine from within the galaxy actually belongs to our galaxy. - Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

These bright beacons shine to us from the edges of the visible universe and are reminders to scientists of our universe's chaotic infancy. Quasars release more energy than hundreds of galaxies combined. The general consensus is that they aremonstrous black holes in the hearts of distant galaxies. This image is of quasar 3C 273, photographed in 1979. Credit: NASA-MSFC

This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousand of young stars & developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. #universe

Fireworks Galaxy Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Kennicutt (U. of Ariz./Inst. of Astr., U. of Cambridge) and the SINGS Team NGC 6946, or "The Fireworks Galaxy," is a neighbor of our Milky Way galaxy. It is located approximately 10 million light-years away in Cepheus. This image was captured with the Spitzer space telescope's Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on June 23, 2008.

Looking like a spider's web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Seen in infrared light, the faint starlight gives way to the glowing bright patterns of dust found throughout the galaxy's disk.

Astronomers searching for another Earth are getting closer, thanks to recent discoveries by the Kepler space telescope.

I wish. Carina Nebula. - Image from NASA.