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A colorful collection of galaxy specimens from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission showcases galaxies of several types, from elegant grand design spirals to more patchy flocculent spirals.

The “Black-Eyed” Galaxy  Photo by NASA

The Black Eye Galaxy (Messier is a spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of lying approximately 24 million light years from Earth. It is sometimes also called the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy.

Australian astronomers find the oldest Star: 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star seen. It lies in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at a distance of around 6,000 light years from Earth. story dated: 10 Feb 2014

Australian astronomers find the "oldest star" billion years old, making it the most ancient star seen. It lies in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at a distance of around light years from Earth. story dated: 10 Feb 2014

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 Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and 1,000 times more massive than previously measured. Image credit: NASA/STScI

Hubble finds giant halo around the Andromeda galaxy - The immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and times more massive than previously measured.

New view of Gale crater, Mars, from Curiosity, post-solar conjunction! Credit: NASA - Image processing: O. Goursac

New view of Gale crater, Mars, from Curiosity, post-solar conjunction! Credit: NASA - Image processing: O.

This vertical view shows the complex caldera (volcanic summit crater) of Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest volcano in our Solar System with ...

Complex caldera of Olympus Mons - Mars Express OLYMPUS MONS - THE CALDERA IN CLOSE-UP 11 February 2004 View from overhead of the complex caldera (summit crater) at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest volcano in our Solar System.