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The Carina Nebula around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22

The Orion Nebula by Roth Ritter

The Orion Nebula Photograph by Roth Ritter

Space

Hydrogen in M51 Perhaps the original spiral nebula, M51 is a large galaxy, over 60,000 light-years across, with a readily apparent spiral structure. Also cataloged as NGC 5194, M51 is a part of a well-known interacting galaxy pair, its spiral arms and dust lanes clearly sweeping in front of companion galaxy NGC 5195 (top). This dramatically processed color composite combines M51 image data from the Calar Alto Observatory's 1.2 meter telescope. The data include long exposures through a narrow…

Julio Maiz on Twitter

“NGC 4394 Galaxy, NGC 7098 Galaxy, NGC 1398 Galaxy & NGC 4291 Galaxy (ESO _NASA _HUBBLE)”

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Anemic Spiral NGC 4921 from Hubble Image Credit: Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing - Roberto Colombari How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921? Although presently estimated to be...

Paisajes Increíbles on Twitter

“Anillo de estrellas azules alrededor de la galaxia AM 0644-741”

Ribbons and pearls

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Download free image of The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a is

Download free image of The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic

Julio Maiz on Twitter

“IC342 Spiral Galaxy, NGC 1566 Barred Spiral Galaxy, NGC1350 Spiral Galaxy & M31 Andromeda Galaxy. (NASA _ESO)”

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie

Wie entstehen Sterne und Planeten? Welche Eigenschaften haben Planeten, die andere Sterne umkreisen als die Sonne? Beherbergt irgendein anderer Planet Leben? Wie entstehen die Galaxien, und wie haben sich ihre Eigenschaften über die kosmische Geschichte hinweg verändert? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigen sich die Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure am Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg. Das MPIA wurde 1967 gegründet und ist eines von rund 80 Instituten der…

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NGC 1398: An utterly perfect spiral galaxy

It's nice to catch up with old friends sometimes, isn't it? If it's been a while, with the passage of time you see them better — more clearly — and your own experience may give you better insight on them as well. Oh — now that I write that out I see that this works for humans, too. But I meant it for astronomical objects, specifically galaxies. Even more specifically I meant NGC 1398, a perfect spiral galaxy about 65 million light-years away in the constellation of Fornax:

Photographic Print: Messier 83 and its Northern Stellar Tidal Stream : 24x18in

size: 24x18in Photographic Print: Messier 83 and its Northern Stellar Tidal Stream : Artists

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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) The Whirlpool Galaxy is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in the constellation Canes Venatici. Credit: Emil Ivanov