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    Christmas Tree Nebula NGC 2264

    IC 1848

    Tabla periódica muy antigua. Ye olde periodic table. :-)

    Chuleta de ciencias.

    NGC 3314 is a pair of overlapping spiral galaxies between 117-140 million light years away in the constellation Hydra.

    The 'hand of God' nebula - A small, dense object only twelve miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans 150 light years. At the center of this image made by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory is a very young and powerful pulsar, known as PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short. The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand.

    Timeline of the universe, very impressive data visualisation

    Hoag's Object is a mysterious ring galaxy 600 million light years away in the constellation Serpens. The outer ring is composed largely of hot blue stars, while the core is older red and yellow stars. The space in between is almost completely dark. It is thought that this galaxy formed from the collision of two galaxies billions of years ago. Visible near the top of the gap is another ring galaxy, likely much further away.

    Massive Stars in Open Cluster Pismis 24 (credit: NASA, ESA and J. M. Apellániz (IAA, Spain))

    Zeta Ophiuchus, a massive star plowing through the gas and dust floating in space. Zeta Oph is a bruiser, with 20 times the Sun’s mass. It’s an incredibly luminous star, blasting out light at a rate 80,000 times higher than the Sun! Even at its distance of 400 light years or so, it should be one of the brightest stars in the sky … yet it actually appears relatively dim to the eye.

    Veil Nebula

    This re-imagining of the periodic table by LIFE magazine is gorgeous.

    Not Mother Earth: Soap Bubble Nebula! This is one huge bubble... as large as our Solar System

    An extensive coronal hole rotated towards Earth over several days this week (May 28-31, 2013). The massive coronal area is one of the largest we have seen in a year or more. Coronal holes are the source of strong solar wind gusts that carry solar particles out to our magnetosphere and beyond.

    Phoenix nebula

    Beautiful Horsehead Nebula-- This exceptional image of the Horsehead nebula was taken at the National Science Foundations 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera

    The Pleiades M45 A Cluster


    NGC 891. This image was acquired using the Schulman 0.8m telescope. As is often the case, the famous targets must be re-acquired using the best equipment one has at hand... Wired Space Photo of the Day: Galaxy, Straight Ahead

    The moon and Venus as seen by the Clementine probe in 1994.

    Dione in front of Titan | 2 of Saturn's 6 moons

    Microscopic grains of sand- this blows my mind! They look like shells...

    Neutrophil engulfing thrush fungus

    Heart nebula

    Our little neighborhood, in a single frame picture.