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.
the stars of the sky cannot be counted and the sand on the seashore cannot be measured." Jeremiah - or see Carl Sagan on the number of stars in the universe - the more we know about science, the more divine our actual existence seems
The Crab Nebula. Reminds me of the human heart! This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud.