Pillars of Creation. A few years ago, scientists determined that there was a supernova in the vicinity of the Pillars of Creation approximately 6,000 years ago, so the Pillars don't even exist anymore. Since they are 7,000 light years away from us, we won't be able to see the destruction for another 1,000 years, so for now we continue to see them in high-resolution infrared images of the Eagle Nebula.
FOUND: THE OLDEST-KNOWN OXYGEN IN THE UNIVERSE WE’RE GETTING CLOSER TO FIGURING OUT WHEN LIFE-GIVING ELEMENTS FIRST FORMED in SXDF-NB1006-2 this galaxy is one of the oldest known and is 13.1 billion light years away.
The Big Picture: NASA unveils best Pluto image yet (updated)
Via NASA 360 After 9 years and over 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has made its historic #PlutoFlyby! This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach at 7:49 a.m. EDT today... but there's more to come.
Astronomers have spotted a surprisingly dusty little galaxy within the cluster Abell 1689, shown here in an image by the Hubble telescope. A object from the very early universe is bafflingly rich with dust that theory says shouldn't have formed yet. A galaxy that shouldn't exist. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150302-black-hole-blast-biggest-science-galaxies-space/
The Galaxy's Bar: Sagittarius B2 ~ A huge cloud floating near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists have discovered that it's basically a GIANT RIVER OF RASPBERRY-FLAVORED RUM. No, really. It contains about 10 billion billion billion liters of alcohol. That's enough booze to get Orion to make a pass at Ursa Major, but the cloud is also packed full of molecules called ethyl formate. This chemical, said to smell of rum, is the same chemical that gives raspberries their flavor. (NASA)