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Galaxy pair called Arp 116, composed of a giant elliptical galaxy Messier 60, and a smaller spiral galaxy, NGC 4647. (via ESA/Hubble)

Galaxy pair called Arp 116, composed of a giant elliptical galaxy Messier 60, and a smaller spiral galaxy, NGC 4647. (via ESA/Hubble)

This composite image shows a superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, located about 160,000 light years from Earth. Many new stars, some of them very massive, are forming in the star cluster NGC 1929, which is embedded in the nebula N44. The massive stars produce intense radiation, expel matter at high speeds, and race through their evolution to explode as supernovas. The winds and supernova shock waves carve out huge cavities called superbubbles in the surrounding gas. (via CHANDRA)
This composite image shows a superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, located about 160,000 light years from Earth. Many new stars, some of them very massive, are forming in the star cluster NGC 1929, which is embedded in the nebula N44. The massive stars produce intense radiation, expel matter at high speeds, and race through their evolution to explode as supernovas. The winds and supernova shock waves carve out huge cavities called superbubbles in the surrounding gas. (via CHANDRA)
Globular cluster M4 (via ESA/Hubble)

Globular cluster M4 (via ESA/Hubble)

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512
Infrared View of the Milky Way Center
Composite optical and X-ray picture of supernova remnant G272.2-03.2 (via ESA)

Composite optical and X-ray picture of supernova remnant G272.2-03.2 (via ESA)

Dizzying dance of the Kepler candidates

Planetary scientist Alex Parker created this visualization showing 2299 planets found by NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft.

The Pipe Nebula, a prime example of a dark nebula. A dark nebula is a clouds of interstellar dust so think it can block out the light from the stars beyond. (via ESO)

The Pipe Nebula, a prime example of a dark nebula. A dark nebula is a clouds of interstellar dust so think it can block out the light from the stars beyond. (via ESO)

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