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A group of astronomers has been able to follow stardust being made in real time—during the aftermath of a supernova explosion. For the first time they show that these cosmic dust factories make their grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion, but continuing for years afterwards. ...

Astronomers View Stardust Being Made in Real Time - New VLT Observations Reveal How Stardust Forms Around a Supernova with artist impression.

Some 60 million light-years away in the southerlyconstellation Corvus, two large galaxies are colliding. Stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, very rarely collide in the course of the ponderous cataclysm that lasts for hundreds of millions of years. But the galaxies' large clouds of molecular gas and dust often do, triggering furious episodesof star formation near the center of the cosmic wreckage

Some 60 million light-years away in the southerlyconstellation Corvus, two large galaxies are colliding. Stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, very rarely collide in the course of the ponderous cataclysm that lasts for hundreds of millions of years. But the galaxies' large clouds of molecular gas and dust often do, triggering furious episodesof star formation near the center of the cosmic wreckage

IC 342, the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. It is 7 million light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies.

IC the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only above the plane of our Milky Way, so its light is heavily obscured & reddened by dust. It is 7 mly away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies. Credit: Bruce Waddington id love to see this one day

Darling, let's be adventurerers - this would be a fun photo project on a road trip or adventure!! ♠ re-pinned by  http://wfpblogs.com/

Leading around the world…

(it's one of our favorite instas) Photographer's girlfriend leads him around the world ~ travel-inspo. Very cute idea

Sleeping Beauty Galaxy (M64)

The Black Eye Galaxy (Messier is a spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of lying approximately 24 million light years from Earth. It is sometimes also called the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy.

Last night, I lay in my bed, looking up in the stars - the beautiful sky and the…

Via Hubble. The cosmic ice scultures of the Carina Nebula Scientists are still trying to explain the beautiful spires.

'Zombie' Star Has Been Exploding For Years And Will Not Die

'Zombie' Star Has Been Exploding For Years And Will Not Die — Newsweek

'Zombie' Star Has Been Exploding For Years And Will Not Die

♥ Dust ring around the star Fomalhaut is seen by ALMA.  | Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Visible light image: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Dust ring around the star Fomalhaut is seen by ALMA - Fomalhaut is the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the sky.

The nearly edge-on galaxy NGC 5746 is partially obscured in visible-light photographs, making accurate classification impossible. 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.

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.

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