This is Neptune’s moon, Triton, taken in 1989 by Voyager 2 - the only spacecraft ever to pass it. Triton has fascinating terrain, a thin atmosphere & even evidence for ice volcanoes on this world of...


NGC 1097 -- Barred Spiral Galaxy, 45 million light years from Earth in constellation Fornax

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M20, the Triffid Nebula in narrowband, Taken remotely from Siding Springs Observatory in Australia. 38 hours of exposure, taken during May 2014. Credit and copyright: Ian Sharp. Read more:

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Galaxy NGC 4041

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Cassini Rhea mosaic February 2015 (ir3 grn bl1 filter) from 53.700 km | by 2di7 & titanio44

Rhea mosaic February 10, 2015 (ir3 grn bl1 filter) from 53.700 km

Sh 2-276 - Barnard's Loop is an emission nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex which also contains the dark Horsehead and bright Orion nebulae. The loop takes the form of a large arc centred approximately on the Orion Nebula. The stars within the Orion Nebula are believed to be responsible for ionizing the loop.

Barnard's Loop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spiral Galaxy 4921 The Hubble Space Telescope took this photo of Galaxy 4921, an anemic spiral galaxy about 320 million light years from Earth. It's been dubbed "anemic" because it has a low rate of star formation and low surface brightness. In this image, its bright nucleus can be seen in the center. Blue clusters of recently formed stars gather around it.

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The Antennae - two large galaxies collide

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Triton, Moon of Neptune

Stunning Photos of Neptune & Its Moons | Voyager Neptune Photos & Planet Neptune | Neptune, Triton & Solar System Planets

Around Beta Pictoris | ESO. Image credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Around Beta Pictoris

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and (M51B or NGC 5195, left). The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC 5195, a dwarg galxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

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ESO - eso0911a - A Curious Pair of Galaxies. Image credit: ESO

A Curious Pair of Galaxies

NGC 3627: Revealing Hidden Black Holes The spiral galaxy NGC 3627 is located about 30 million light years from Earth. Check out some galactic recipes at:

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Andromeda Galaxy

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Tarantula Nebula

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NGC 7714 es una galaxia espiral en la constelación de Piscis. Fue descubierto por John Herschel el 18 de septiembre 183


#SpiralGalaxy #NGC3949 - is similar to our galaxy, the #MilkyWay! This galaxy has a blue disc composed of young stars peppered with bright pink regions, places where stars are born. In contrast to the blue disk, the bright central bulge is made up mostly of older, redder stars. It lies about 50m light years from #Earth & is a member of a group of galaxies about six or seven dozen members...


NGC 2623 | Cancer Constellation

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NGC 7318 is a pair of colliding galaxies about 300 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. They are members of Stephan’s Quintet.


NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The NGC 1365 galaxy is 200,000 light-years across and about twice the size of the Milky Way, making it one of the largest galaxies known to astronomers.

APOD: 2010 August 20 - NGC 1365: Majestic Island Universe

Cassini Views Saturn's Rings and the Icy Moon Enceladus (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) #Cassini #Saturn #Enceladus

New Cassini Image of Saturn's Rings and the Icy Moon Enceladus

The Sombrero galaxy was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. The Sombrero Galaxy spans about 50,000 light years across and lies 28 million light years away.

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Shadow Below – New Cassini Image of Saturn

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#M81 (#BodesGalaxy), #M82 (#CigarGalaxy) and part of #IFN, #Messier81 (#BodesGalaxy or #NGC3031) and #Messier82 (#CigarGalaxy or #NGC3034) are respectively spiral and starburst galaxies about 12 million light-years away in the #ConstellationUrsaMajor.This couple is seen through the faint glow of an Integrated #FluxNebulae (or #IFN). Credit: Emil Ivanov


Phobos: Doomed Moon of Mars. Its orbit is so close to Mars that gravitational forces will cause it to shatter.

APOD: 2012 October 28 - Phobos: Doomed Moon of Mars