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The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located approximately 28 million light-years (8.6 Mpc) from Earth.

The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as Messier Object or NGC is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located approximately 28 million light-years Mpc) from Earth.

The Great Orion Nebula (M42).  Great indeed. Like an old friend. Sort of. Except, much bigger than anyone I know.

The Great Orion Nebula In Orion's Sword - Great Nebula - Shines bright like a jewel.

This really is art. Created by God. He is the artist. Meaning that we are art also.

The Cat's Eye nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple

The Dandelion Cluster is a group of stars located 5000 light years away from us, backdropped by the center of the galaxy.  This cluster collapsed from a large gas cloud about 200 million years ago and weighs about 300 solar masses.  Remnants of the cloud are visible, blocking light from the stars behind them.  There are so many stars….

The Dandelion Cluster is a group of stars located 5000 light years away from us, backdropped by the center of the galaxy

Pleiades deep field

Also known as the Seven Sisters and the Pleiades lies about 400 light years away toward the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). Pleiades Deep Field Image Credit & Copyright: Stanislav Volskiy via apod.

Halley's Comet. Photograph by James Balog in 1986. The return of Halley's Comet in my lifetime was not as spectacular as it was in 1910. I did not see it myself, the weather was overcast  for most of the period it could be seen in my part of the world.

Photograph by James Balog in The return of Halley's Comet in my lifetime was not as spectacular as it was in I did not see it myself, the weather was overcast for most of the period it could be seen in my part of the world.

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A Primordial Quasar - The nearest quasars are now known to be supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Gas and dust that falls toward a quasar glows brightly, sometimes outglowing the entire home galaxy.

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