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A heavy-metal home This globular cluster, NGC is home to heavy-metal stars of a celestial kind! The stars comprising this spectacular spherical cluster are enriched with much higher proportions of metals — elements heavier.

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Waxing: The moon anytime before a full moon and after a new moon.Waning: the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.Gibbous: convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full.Crescent: a shape resembling a segment of a ring.


(Bode’s & Messier 82 (Cigar are respectively spiral & starburst galaxies about 12 mly away in Ursa Major.This couple is seen through the faint glow of an Integrated Flux Nebulae (or IFN).

Space seen by Hubble satellite.

The sparkling centerpiece of Hubble’s silver anniversary fireworks is a giant cluster of about stars called Westerlund Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

Odin the Allfather

At a distance you can make out shapes that imply the face of Odin- with a single eye. And up close, you can appreciate the Norse-style knots in all the shapes.

Center of Milky Way

Hubble photograph of the Sagittarius Star Cloud, providing this image of some of the oldest inhabitants of our galaxy

This image, taken with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera, shows the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 1448. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble.

nasa: “Glittering Frisbee Galaxy: This image from Hubble’s shows a section of a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth. We tend to think of spiral galaxies as massive and roughly circular celestial bodies, so this glittering.