At a distance of just 160 000 light-years, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the Milky Way’s closest companions. It is also home to one of the largest and most intense regions of active star formation known to exist anywhere in our galactic neighbourhood — the Tarantula Nebula. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope […]
This oddly-shaped galactic spectacle is bursting with brand new stars. The pink fireworks in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are regions of intense star formation, triggered by a cosmic-scale collision. The huge galaxy in this image, NGC 4490, has a smaller galaxy in its gravitational grip and is feeling the strain.
The photo above has is normal, the photo below has a lot of added light, which brings out detail inside the cube. Date of sighting: Sept 28, 2017, 01:00 camera EIT 171 Location of sighting: Earths sun I saw that the cube had returned in NASA sun photos today. In one it was there at 01:00, […]
The spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the powerful MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), as part of a study which mapped the dust inside a planetary […]
The distances to objects in the Universe can differ enormously. The nearest star to us — Proxima Centauri — lies some 4.2 light-years from us, while some incredibly distant galaxies are so far away — 13 billion light-years or more — that they are only visible to us as a result of cosmic tricks of […]
Above, I added orange color to make the structure more visible. Below is normal, but added shadow. Date of discovery: Sept 23, 2017 Location of discovery: Planet Ceres…no its not a dwarf! Ceres finds that offensive and is just smaller than other planets. URL: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA21906.jpg Below is the untouched original, just close up is all. […]