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distancetomars: “On June 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go, effectively setting himself adrift in the zero gravity of space. For 23 minutes.

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Inside the Orion Nebula

The Great Nebula in Orion an immense, nearby starbirth region, is probably the most famous of all astronomical nebulas. Here, glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1500 light-years away.

Hubble Image : The Eagle

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The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).

This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks.

Cat Cosmos Star by Nadia Kim

Cat Cosmos Star (c)Nadia Kim. This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks.

After a massive star in the Milky Way exploded, it produced a shock wave of high-energy particles, seen here in purple. In the background, you can see stars as imaged by the Digital Sky Survey. Chandra captured data on the shock wave in 2003. It is estimated to be 2,400 light-years away.

Supernova Remnant X-rays from Chandra (purple) have been combined with optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey (red, green, blue)

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BIRTH OF THE STARS, Photos of the Universe

Pismis located at the core of small open star cluster Pismis can be seen in this image provided by NASA and ESA. The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends on the arm of the Sagittarius constellation.

Butterfly Nebula

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 - Gas released by a dying star races across space at more than miles an hour, forming the delicate shape of a celestial butterfly. This nebula is also known as NGC 6302 or the Bug Nebula.