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Cygnus A: galaxy, at some 700 million light years, contains a giant bubble filled with hot, X-ray emitting gas

The orion nebula region as captured from my backyard in Austin, Texas last Saturday night.  I had been waiting for that perfect moonless night, free of clouds, but it just wasn't happening.  The moon was 2/3 full and about 20 degrees away.  I couldn't run very long exposures or high iso, but still I think this is my best effort so far.  Still a work in progress, but getting there.  Imaged with a CLS_CCD filtered canon 7D and 100-400mm lens at 400mm riding piggy back on Meade 8" LX200…

Orion Nebula and running man nebula - Enjoy some Peruvian Chocolate today! Hand made where the beans are grown. Woman owned and run company!

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(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).

Gemini South image

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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.

Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 in the constellation Pisces

NGC 660 Polar Ring Galaxy about 45 mly distant. It has a belt of gas & stars…

October 8th Brain Teaser: A BLACK HOLE! I hover out there in darkness unseen. I will shred things to pieces 'till they're just smithereens. I might serve as a gateway to places unspoken, Yet I'm sealed off to man, forever unbroken. I twist and distort, only darkness escapes, I destroy all I find Whatever I take. What am I?

Colour composite image of Centaurus A, revealing the lobes and jets emanating from the active galaxy’s central black hole. MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)

Galaxies are made exactly how, now? – Starts With A Bang

Galaxies are made exactly how, now? – Starts With A Bang

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Mysterious Stars Surround Andromeda's Black Hole - Credit: © 2002 R. Gendler, Photo by R. GendlerThe Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler. How beautiful.

This is a collection of 13 of the most beautiful Purple Nebula Images you've ever seen. Please comment and share these images with friends & family.

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NASA releases breathtaking new space images in honor of the International Year of Light

The Andromeda Galaxy in ultraviolet light.

thedemon-hauntedworld: “The Andromeda Galaxy in Ultraviolet Light Credit: NASA ”

#NGC4651: The Umbrella Galaxy Spiral galaxy NGC 4651 is a mere 62 million light-years distant, toward the well-groomed northern constellation Coma Berenices. About the size of our Milky Way, this island universe is seen to have a faint umbrella-shaped structure that seems to extend (left) some 100 thousand light-years beyond the bright galactic disk. The giant cosmic umbrella is now known to be composed of tidal star streams - extensive trails of stars gravitationally strip..

NGC the Umbrella Galaxy NGC 4651 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Coma Berenices that can be seen with amateur telescopes, at a distance not well determined that ranges from 35 million light years to 72 million light years.

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Pumpkin Nebula, also known as Rotten Egg Nebula located in the constellation Puppis. Call pumpkin Nebula because of its peculiar shape. The other nickname, Rotten Egg Nebula, refers to the large amount of sulfur compounds present in it.

An eerie blue glow and ominous columns of dark dust highlight M78 and other bright reflection nebula in Orion. The dark filamentary dust not only absorbs light, but also reflects the light of several bright blue stars that formed recently in the nebula. Of the two reflection nebulas pictured above, the more famous nebula is M78, in the image center, while NGC 2071 can be seen to its lower left. The same type of scattering that colors the daytime sky further enhances the blue color.

and Reflecting Dust Clouds in Orion An eerie blue glow and ominous columns of dark dust highlight and other bright reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion. The dark filamentary dust.

The Phoenix Cluster (SPT-CL J2344-4243) is a massive, type I galaxy cluster located in the southern constellation Phoenix. Most of the mass of the Phoenix Cluster is in the form of dark matter. Space telescopes show that the central elliptical galaxy has been converting material to stars at an exceptionally astonishing rate, and contains one of the most massive black holes known in the universe. Phoenix Cluster is also producing more X-rays than any other known massive cluster.

The Phoenix Cluster (SPT-CL is a massive, type I galaxy cluster located at its namesake constellation, the southern constellation of Phoenix.

Red Spider Nebula

Red Spider Planetary Nebula The Red Spider Planetary Nebula shows the complex structure that can result when a normal star ejects its outer gases and becomes a white dwarf star.

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