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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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