In this image by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an unusual, ghostly green blob of gas appears to float near a normal-looking spiral galaxy. The bizarre object, dubbed Hanny's Voorwerp (Hanny's Object in Dutch), is the only visible part of a
8 images of galaxies far, far away
Andromeda is our nearest neighboring galaxy at million light years away. One single light year is roughly 6 trillion miles. Feeling small yet?
Oh look, it's a wittle baby galaxy. This may be the youngest galaxy ever seen; an irregular dwarf galaxy about 45 million light-years away is seen in this image from NASA. NASA/ESA/A.
A stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies. This system, which astronomers have dubbed 'The Bird' - albeit it also bears resemblance with a cosmic Tinker Bell - is composed of two massive spiral galaxies and a third irregular galaxy.
A Hubble Space Telescope photo of a rapidly spinning neutron star, also known as a pulsar, millions of light-years away.
Clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.
Galaxy NGC 4594 Sombrero Galaxy): approximately 26 million light years from Earth, in the constellation Virgo, it is considered a "nearby" galaxy.
The nucleus of the Whirlpool Galaxy The Cross marks the location of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. The Cross is formed by two dust rings. Bright ionization cones can be seen extending perpindicular to the largest dust ring.
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(NASA) Seyfert’s Sextet Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing: Judy Schmidt What will survive this battle of the galaxies? Known as Seyfert’s Sextet, this intriguing group of.
Stuart Rankin, Wallpaper Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy ((but is this not the Glaucus atlanticus in space form))
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) provides this image of The Great Nebula in Orion. The Orion Nebula (Messier lies located in the sword of Orion, hanging from his easily recognized belt of three stars
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;