Orions Belt and Sword over Teides Peak : The southern part of Orion, the famous constellation and mythical hunter, appears quite picturesque posing here over a famous volcano. Located in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa, the.
Astronomy Picture of the Day Star Streams and the Whale Galaxy NGC 4631 is a spiral galaxyfound only 25 million light-years away toward the well-trained northern constellation Canes Venatici. Seen ege-on the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way.
Spectacular Photo of a Cosmic Flower Pollinating the Universe
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 29 Young Suns of NGC 7129 Young suns still lie within dusty NGC some light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few.
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Wolf - Lundmark - Melotte (WLM) is a lonely dwarf galaxy. Seen toward the mostly southern constellation Cetus, about 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, it is one of the most remote members of our local galaxy group
and Orion Dust Reflections In the vast Orion Molecular Cloud complex, several bright blue nebulas are particularly apparent. Pictured here are two of the most prominent reflection nebulas - dust clouds lit by the reflecting light of bright.
Star Factory Messier Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation the star factory known as Messier 17 lies some 5500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. At that distance this degree wide field of view spans over 30 light-