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Spiral Galaxy #NGC253 | Measuring 70 000 light-years across and laying 13 million light-years away, the nearly edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 253 is revealed here in an image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory. The image is based on data obtained through four different filters (R, V, H-alpha and OIII). North is up and East to the left. The field of view is 30 arcminutes.

Spiral Galaxy #NGC253 | Measuring 70 000 light-years across and laying 13 million light-years away, the nearly edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 253 is revealed here in an image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory. The image is based on data obtained through four different filters (R, V, H-alpha and OIII). North is up and East to the left. The field of view is 30 arcminutes.

Fossils of the Hierarchical Formation of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 5907

The Ghost of a Dwarf Galaxy: Fossils of the Hierarchical Formation of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 5907 copyright 2011 R Jay GaBany

How were the unusual gas filaments surrounding galaxy NGC 1275 created? No one is sure. Galaxy NGC 1275 is the central dominant galaxy of the Perseus Cluster of Galaxies,

How were the unusual gas filaments surrounding galaxy NGC 1275 created? Galaxy NGC 1275 is the central dominant galaxy of the Perseus Cluster of Galaxies,

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astronomicalwonders: “ The Lagoon Nebula - in Infrared The Lagoon Nebula (also known as Messier or NGC is a giant interstellar cloud and emission nebula located in the constellation.

#NGC4736 | NGC 4736 (also known as Messier 94) is a spiral galaxy that is unusual because it has two ring structures. This galaxy is classified as containing a "low ionization nuclear emission region," or LINER, in its center, which produces radiation from specific elements such as oxygen and nitrogen. Chandra observations (gold) of NGC 4736, seen in this composite image with infrared data from Spitzer (red) and optical data from Hubble and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (blue),...

#NGC4736 | NGC 4736 (also known as Messier 94) is a spiral galaxy that is unusual because it has two ring structures. This galaxy is classified as containing a "low ionization nuclear emission region," or LINER, in its center, which produces radiation from specific elements such as oxygen and nitrogen. Chandra observations (gold) of NGC 4736, seen in this composite image with infrared data from Spitzer (red) and optical data from Hubble and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (blue),...

A delicate ribbon of gas floats eerily in our galaxy. A contrail from an alien spaceship? A jet from a black-hole? Actually this image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago.

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This image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than years ago.  Image credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Cometary globule CG4 - Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Although it looks huge and bright in this image it is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.

Cometary globule CG4 - Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Although it looks huge and bright in this image it is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.

Hubble Views a Galaxy on Edge | This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an edge-on view of the spiral galaxy NGC 5023. Due to its orientation we cannot appreciate its spiral arms, but we can admire the elegant profile of its disk. The galaxy lies over 30 million light-years away from us.

Hubble Views a Galaxy on Edge

A galaxy on the edgeThis NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an edge-on view of the spiral galaxy NGC Due to its orientation we cannot appreciate its spiral arms, but we can admire the.

Nebula Galore

Nebula Galore

Galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1–2403

“Astronomers have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe. It existed about 400 million years after the big bang, billion years ago.

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a polar ring galaxy 130 million light years away in Centaurus. Only 100 polar ring galaxies are known. Their unusual disk-ring structure is not yet fully understood. Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team.

On 10th February, a supernova (massive exploding star) was discovered in the galaxy Centaurus A, 15 million light years away, by Peter Marples and Greg Bock. - via Spaceweather.com

On 10th February, a supernova (massive exploding star) was discovered in the galaxy Centaurus A, 15 million light years away, by Peter Marples and Greg Bock. - via Spaceweather.com

Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in a halo of fine dust. The findings are based on infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, in which NASA is a partner.

MIND THE GAP Giant planets orbit between two dusty belts around the young star HD seen in this artist’s illustration, providing a glimpse of what our solar system might have looked like billion years ago.

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