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An Awesome Picture of the Cartwheel Galaxy. - Other Names: ESO 350-40, AM0035-335. - Constellation: Sculptor. - Distance: 500 million light-years. - Size: 150,000 light-years. - Quick Facts: - i) The Cartwheel Galaxy looks like a wheel with spoke-like structures between its outer ring and its bulls-eye shaped nucleus. It spins at an awesome speed of 136 miles per second (217 km/s). ii) The galaxy’s nucleus is the bright object in the center of the image; the spoke-like structures are wisps…

"The Cartwheel Galaxy" - Located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, the galaxy looks like a wagon wheel, an unusual configuration created by a nearly head-on collision with a smaller galaxy about 200 million years ago.

The Guardian On 'The Grand Design'  Astrónomos australianos encontraron  la estrella más antigua: 13.6 mil millones de años.. Se encuentra en nuestra propia galaxia, la Vía Láctea, a una distancia de unos 6.000 años luz de la Tierra. historia de fecha: 10 de febrero 2014

The Guardian On 'The Grand Design': How Come Stephen Hawking Wrote The Same Book Again?

Australian astronomers find the "oldest star" billion years old, making it the most ancient star seen. It lies in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at a distance of around light years from Earth. story dated: 10 Feb 2014

Andromeda Galaxy ~ a massive spiral, 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Its population of bright young blue stars lies along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)

Andromeda Galaxy A massive spiral million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Andromeda's population of bright young blue stars lie along its sweeping spiral arms. by Spitzer Space Telescope

Galaxy NGC 2442, aka the Meat-hook Galaxy, is some 50 mly away in the Volans constellation, the Flying Fish. The galaxy is 75,000 ly wide & features two dusty spiral arms extending from a pronounced central bar that give it a hook-like appearance. The galaxy’s distorted shape is most likely the result of a close encounter w/ a smaller, unseen galaxy

Nature Galaxy NGC aka the Meat-hook Galaxy, is some 50 mly away in the…

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The Ghost Nebula, spanning two light-years, and 2000 light-years distant from Earth. Credit: Hubble Heritage Team As I'm still working on the lovely star-blessed tsentr, Neala, I found this to be most inspiring.

NGC 474 | Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. What's happening to galaxy NGC 474? The multiple layers of emission appear strangely complex and unexpected given the relatively featureless appearance of the elliptical galaxy in less deep images. The cause of the shells is currently unknown, but possibly tidal tails related to debris left over from absorbing numerous small galaxies in the past billion years.

NGC 474 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Pisces. This large galaxy is known to possess tidal tails, although their origins remain unknown. These tidal tails may be related to debris left over from absorbing numerous small galaxies in the past.

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Galaxy NGC 4594 Sombrero Galaxy): approximately 26 million light years from Earth, in the constellation Virgo, it is considered a "nearby" galaxy.

Lightning in space:  A single bolt of lightning is 50 percent longer than the entire Milky Way galaxy.Scientists have observed lightning on Mars and Saturn but didn't know that lightning could occur in the middle of space, with a force equal to a trillion lightning bolts, or to use the proper scientific terms, 50 million tons of electricity.  This insane electrical current was discovered near galaxy 3C303 firing a massive jet of electrified matter 150,000 light-years into outer space.

That electrical current was discovered near galaxy It's not doing anything that cool . it's just firing a massive jet of electrified matter light-years into outer space. RTh 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space Cracked.

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Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. Approximately million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor.

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Funny pictures about Andromeda's actual size. Oh, and cool pics about Andromeda's actual size. Also, Andromeda's actual size.

Possibly 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. Schaller

Possibly 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.so NASA says, I see Thanos about to strike!

We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars. — 	Carl Sagan

Combined visible and infra-red light images of star forming region Sharpless This nebula is located about light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It formed less years ago, making this one of the youngest star-forming regions known.

Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM 0644-741 is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ currently know. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ currently known. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

The Ring Nebula

the Ring Nebula, light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. The central star, which ran out of hydrogen about years ago and is now becoming a white dwarf, is 200 times brighter than the sun.

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a 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.

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.

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