A supernova remnant 170,000 light years away in one of the Milky Way's galactic neighbours. This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows ambient gas being shocked by the expanding blast wave from the exploding star. Photograph: J Hughes (Rutgers University) and Hubble Heritage team/CXC/SAO/Nasa/ESA

A supernova remnant 170,000 light years away in one of the Milky Way's galactic neighbours. This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows ambient gas being shocked by the expanding blast wave from the exploding star. Photograph: J Hughes (Rutgers University) and Hubble Heritage team/CXC/SAO/Nasa/ESA

The Cat's Eye Nebula, one of the first planetary nebulae discovered, also has one of the most complex forms known to this kind of nebula. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the Cat's Eye.

The Cat's Eye Nebula, one of the first planetary nebulae discovered, also has one of the most complex forms known to this kind of nebula. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the Cat's Eye.

Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM 0644-741 is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ we currently know. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM 0644-741 is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ we currently know. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

A supermassive black hole lies at the center of this turbulent mix of multimillion-degree gas, dust, and cold gas in the galaxy Centaurus A.

A supermassive black hole lies at the center of this turbulent mix of multimillion-degree gas, dust, and cold gas in the galaxy Centaurus A.

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

Celestial Finger Painting  This colour-composite image was obtained by FORS1 on ANTU. It displays a sky area near the Chamaeleon I complex of bright nebulae and hot stars in the constellation of the same name, close to the southern celestial pole

Celestial Finger Painting This colour-composite image was obtained by FORS1 on ANTU. It displays a sky area near the Chamaeleon I complex of bright nebulae and hot stars in the constellation of the same name, close to the southern celestial pole

Hubble Takes Photo Of Mysterious Glowing Distant Nebula -  [Click on Image Or Source on Top to See Full News]

Hubble Takes Photo Of Mysterious Glowing Distant Nebula - [Click on Image Or Source on Top to See Full News]

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The Cartwheel Galaxy is the result of two galaxies that collided about 700 million years ago. The outside ring is comprised of hot blue stars, formed from waves of density moving outwards following the collision. It's a bit larger than the Milky Way, and is located in the constellation Sculptor. It's about 500 million light years distant, or nearly 3 sextillion miles.

The Cartwheel Galaxy is the result of two galaxies that collided about 700 million years ago. The outside ring is comprised of hot blue stars, formed from waves of density moving outwards following the collision. It's a bit larger than the Milky Way, and is located in the constellation Sculptor. It's about 500 million light years distant, or nearly 3 sextillion miles.

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