PixInsight — Messier Ring Nebula in Lyra, with Calar Alto Observatory. Such objects are formed when a shell of ionized gas is expelled into the surrounding interstellar medium by a red giant star. Distance to Earth: 2283 light years
The Hubble Space Telescope took a picture of the planetary nebula PK also known as ESO or Hen and commonly called Menzel 2 (Mz because it was discovered by the astronomer Donald Menzel in Read the details in the article!
The Colliding Spiral Galaxies of Arp 271 Explanation: What will become of these galaxies? Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies.
42 Facts About Space, A Homage to Douglas Adams. Logic to me says (based on experience on systems here on Earth) that in the hugeness of space time there must be other 'intelligent' life able to study the universe.