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a photograph of a star forming -- courtesy of Hubble

"a photograph of a star forming, courtesy of Hubble… --This is the most amazing image from space I have ever seen :)" - I can't believe this is even a photograph! It looks like a painting!

Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays | NASA

astronomicalwonders: “ The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of.

Newly discovered Galaxy SMM J2135-0102. 10 billion light years away, producing stars at rate equivalent to 250 suns per year.

This artist’s impression of the distant galaxy SMM shows large bright clouds a few hundred light-years in size, which are regions of active star formation. These “star factories” are similar in size to those in the Milky Way, but one

The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its haunting symmetries are seen in the very central region of this stunning false-color picture, processed to reveal the enormous but extremely faint halo of gaseous material, over three light-years across, which surrounds the brighter, familiar planetary nebula. - Image Credit : R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group), Nordic Optical Telescope

Halo of the Cat's Eye Credit & Copyright: R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group), Nordic Optical Telescope Explanation: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky.

M33, one of our closest galactic neighbors, is about 2.9 million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum, part of what's known as our Local Group of galaxies. - Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy known as

The Elusive Jellyfish Nebula

The Elusive Jellyfish Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet) Explanation: Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in this alluring telescopic view.