NGC 7714 ~ This unusual structure is a river of Sun-like stars that has been pulled deep into space by the gravitational tug of a passing galaxy (not pictured) during a near-collision approximately 100 million years ago.
Infrared Helix nebula This spectacular object, a dying star unraveling into space, is a favorite of amateur and professional astronomers alike. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has mapped the expansive outer structure of the six-light-year-wide nebula,.
The Triangulum Spiral Galaxy seen here in a hour exposure image. Credit and copyright: John Chumack. is loaded with 292 pink nebulae (HII Star Formation Regions - the largest pink nebula being which is actually visible in a diameter telescope.
NGC a polar ring galaxy in the constellation Pisces. Polar ring galaxies are believed to form when two galaxies interact gravitationally, causing a significant disruption in the order of the galaxies' outre layers Credit: Robert Gendler
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Galaxy NGC 5746 - This image from the Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the galaxy's true nature, showing a dramatic ring of warm dust surrounding the galaxy's bright nucleus.
September 11 2015 : Hubble Sees a Galactic Sunflower The arrangement of the spiral arms in the galaxy Messier 63 seen here in an image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope recall the pattern at the center of a sunflower.
Images reveal a bright nucleus and two well resolved spiral arms studded with bright regions of star formation. These images show that has a significant amount of cold dust associated with the spiral arms.