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This colour-composite image of the Helix Nebula (NGC was created from images obtained using the Wide Field Imager (WFI), an astronomical camera attached to the Max-Planck Society/ESO telescope at the La Silla observatory in Chile.

The galaxy I Zwicky 18, originally thought to be a young galaxy, in fact, seems to have formed at about the same time as most other galaxies. The bluish-white knots at the heart of the galaxy are two large regions of star formation.

Zwicky originally thought to be a young galaxy, actually seems to have formed around the same time as most other galaxies. The bluish-white knots in the heart of the galaxy are two major star-forming regions.

The Eye of God....

The Helix Nebula called 'The Eye of God' . The Heavens declare the glory of God. Psalm Presumably taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

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"It is the season of the heart A special time of caring The ways of love made clear It is the season of the spirit The message if we hear it Is 'Make it last all year.

A user's guide to solar flares... X-class flares top the scale with the most energy and potential to disrupt communications on Earth.

sun flare - X-class flares top the scale with the most energy and potential to disrupt communications on Earth.

The planetary nebula Kronberger 61 in a new image from the Gemini North Observatory in Hawaii. The glowing blue gas is primarily due to the emission from twice-ionised oxygen.

Dying star’s last gasps provides new Kepler target

our solar system

This is a diagram of the Solar System created by Michael Paukner. I believe the diagram is to scale for the diameter of the objects seen here - if not, it's very close. Obviously, the diagram is not to scale as far as distance from the Sun is concerned.

Supernova remnant 0509-67.5, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small galaxy about 170,000 light-years from Earth

The week in pictures: 13 January 2012

~~Hubble Solves Mystery on Source of Supernova in Nearby Galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy by NASA Goddard Photo and Video~~

Pillars of Creation - a photograph taken in 1995 by the Hubble Telescope of the Eagle Nebula, 7000 light years from earth. The pillars were destroyed about 6000 years ago. Their destruction will not be seen from earth for another 1000 years. Amazing...

Pillars of Creation Image Credit: J. Hester, P. Scowen (ASU), HST, NASA This image, taken w the Hubble Space Telescope in shows evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs) emerging from pillars of molecular hydrogen gas & dust. The giant pillars are LY

'Cosmic Bird' galaxy, aka ESO 593-IG 008 - It bucks the trend of the more common spiral shaped galaxies, instead appearing as a bird shaped wonder. There is a catch though. What we are seeing is the result of 3 different galaxies crossing paths to form a super galaxy.   It is ~ 650 million light years away & is a part of the luminous infrared galaxies - 1000 billion times luminosity of our sun. Scientists speculate that these kind of galaxies are indicators of a galaxy evolution of sorts.

A stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies. This system, which astronomers have dubbed 'The Bird' - albeit it also bears resemblance with a cosmic Tinker Bell - is composed of two massive spiral galaxies and a third irregular galaxy.

Aviones espaciales

They& the ultimate spacecraft: they launch into orbit and land on the Earth like an airplane. Meet the space planes.

THE UNIVERSE — humanoidhistory:   Behold supernova remnant...

Behold supernova remnant brought to you by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

This is just stunning!

Look— Your hand is a star. Your blood is famous in your heart. — Carol Ann Duffy, excerpt of Gesture

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Remix Nebula - cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases that attract matter and materials to clump. These so called clumps form stars, planets, and other planetary systems. Nebulae are where the stars are formed!

hubble

NASA WEB ·A cosmic couple-Here we see the spectacular cosmic pairing of the star Hen — more commonly known as WR 124 — and the nebula which surrounds it. Both objects, captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are found in the conste