Mimas drifts along in its orbit against the azure backdrop of Saturn’s northern latitudes in this true color view. (via NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
A New View of the Tarantula Nebula (via Chandra)
The elliptical galaxy NGC 1399 in the Fornax galaxy cluster. (via Chandra)
Herschel spots comet massacre around nearby star
Fomalhaut, a young star twice as massive as the Sun just a few hundred million years old, is surrounded by a dusty belt. Astronomers think an impressive number of comets in orbit around Fomalhaut continually collide thus producing this debris disc.
Tycho’s Supernova Remnant (via Spitzer)