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Messier 76 - the description for the 76th object in Charles Messier's 18th century Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters begins "Nebula at the right foot of Andromeda ... "

Messier 76 - the description for the object in Charles Messier's century Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters begins "Nebula at the right foot of Andromeda .

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The yellowish star near center in this dusty telescopic skyview is T Tauri, prototype of the class of T Tauri variable stars. Just next door is the yellow cosmic cloud historically known as Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC

The Pleiades star cluster ... blue veiled beauty | by Marco Lorenzi

APOD: The Pleiades Star Cluster Jun Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Glittering Lights)

Some 60 million light-years away in the southerlyconstellation Corvus, two large galaxies are colliding. Stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, very rarely collide in the course of the ponderous cataclysm that lasts for hundreds of millions of years. But the galaxies' large clouds of molecular gas and dust often do, triggering furious episodesof star formation near the center of the cosmic wreckage

Some 60 million light-years away in the southerlyconstellation Corvus, two large galaxies are colliding. Stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, very rarely collide in the course of the ponderous cataclysm that lasts for hundreds of millions of years. But the galaxies' large clouds of molecular gas and dust often do, triggering furious episodesof star formation near the center of the cosmic wreckage

Clouds of Perseus ~ contains over solar masses of gas and dust, but the eye is drawn to red NGC Known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is fueled by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei.

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The Universe In Us

Eyes & Nebulas: Windows To Our Souls - The Universe In Us . our eyes can be as beautiful and unique as the Galactic Nebulae. We’re a part of the universe as much as the universe is a part of us .

Butterfly star cluster M6Awesome! astronomy, outer space, space, universe, stars, nebulas galexy

Butterfly Star Cluster: Starry butterfly - Clustered stars - On scorpion's back.

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