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Typically an astronomical (celestial) body refers to a single, cohesive structure that is bound together by gravity (and sometimes by electromagnetism). Examples include the asteroids, moons, planets and the stars.

Centaurus A NGC 5128

Robert Gendler – Nebulosas y galaxias

A Giant Galaxy: Centaurus A is our nearest giant galaxy, at a distance of about 13 million light-years in the southern constellation of Centaurus, and as.

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Nebula with solar systems around. Just imagine the size of those 2 brights stars.

This picture creates UNITY. The city is black and so is part of the sky. This makes the picture work together and makes it connect.

God of wonders beyond our galaxy, you are holy, holy. The universe declares your majesty, you are holy, holy. the galaxy is so mysterious and cool. Its so beautiful!

The Triangulum Galaxy...three million light years away...

The Triangulum Galaxy

Black holes are key to spiral arm hugs. The black hole at the center of the Triangulum Galaxy has a mass that is no more than times the mass of the sun. Its spiral arms are loosely wound at an angle of 43 degrees.


21 incredible cloud nebula pictures — BBC Focus Magazine


Ghost Nebula

Ghost Nebula: Spooky shadow nebula - Creeping across the king's form - Terrorizing the night.

The center of the Triangulum galaxy is filled with older, yellow, long-burning stars. Younger, blue, fast-burning stars populate the spiral arms, creating waves of star formation that ripple around the central disk. Astronomers see the same processes and life cycles of stars in these nearby galaxies that they see in our own.

The center of the Triangulum galaxy

The Great Orion Nebula (M42).  Great indeed. Like an old friend. Sort of. Except, much bigger than anyone I know.

The Great Orion Nebula: Shining in sword - A great nebula encrusted sword - With luminous light.

the moon and the stars

consider the heavens.