Quasar- a black hole, brightest object in the universe, thousands of times brighter than the stars in a galaxy combined! Light is shot out of either end to extremely long distances. Light visible today is very old
NGC two galaxies that have been colliding for hundreds of millions of years. Just off to the lower right is the smaller galaxy, moving away. The larger galaxy used to be a spiral galaxy, now damaged. Gravity has distorted the shapes of the galaxies.
A dying star throws a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by
NASA ~ Image Of the Day SpaceX Launches to the International Space Station Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is illuminated by a Falcon 9 rocket as it lifts off at p. EDT carrying a Dragon caps.
Our Milky Way is a dusty place. So dusty that we cannot see the center of the galaxy in visible light. Thanks to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope's excellent resolution, the dusty features within the galactic center are seen in unprecedented detail.