Knut Ahnlund

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Stunning image showing the fusion of three galaxies by astronomers called "The Bird", this triple galaxy (composed of two massive spiral galaxies and a third irregular galaxy) lies 650 million light years in Sagittarius. The resulting mega galaxy is called Tinker Bell Triplet.

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.

NASA Hubble

The Horsehead Nebula is a cloud of ionized-hydrogen in the constellation Orion. These clouds are lit from within by young, hot stars. The interstellar dust absorbs the light from part of the ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast.

♥ The Sword Of Orion

The Sword Of Orion ~ The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars.

M20 / NGC 6514: Trifid Nebula. This nebula is in Sagittarius. Its name means ‘divided into three lobes.’ The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula; a reflection nebula and a dark nebula.

/ NGC Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into 3 lobes.' The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula; a reflection nebula & a dark nebula about 5200 light years away.

Oh my, the depth! Wow. Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years is about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye just below and to the left of the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion.The whole Orion Nebula cloud complex, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years.

Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.