This view across 24,000 light years of the Milky Way Galaxy shows over 150,000 stars! by MyohoDane
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MyohoDane This view across 24,000 light years of the Milky Way Galaxy shows over 150,000 stars!
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Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely notone of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse's large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. M101 shares this modern telescopic field of view with spiky foreground stars within the Milky Way by queen
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queen Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely notone of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse's large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. M101 shares this modern telescopic field of view with spiky foreground stars within the Milky Way
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21st Century M101. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. by queen
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queen 21st Century M101. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy.
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The Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of viewing an edge of the galaxy NGC 4013. This photo shows great detail with great clouds of dust and gas extending along the disc of this galaxy. NGC 4013 is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way located approximately 55 million light years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major. From this picture one might think that the galaxy NGC 4013 is a galaxy quite stretched and thin, but is seen across a nearly circular spiral. by sandy
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sandy The Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of viewing an edge of the galaxy NGC 4013. This photo shows great detail with great clouds of dust and gas extending along the disc of this galaxy. NGC 4013 is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way located approximately 55 million light years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major. From this picture one might think that the galaxy NGC 4013 is a galaxy quite stretched and thin, but is seen across a nearly circular spiral.
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Omega Nebula ~ Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, the star factory also known as Messier 17 lies some 5,500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. The sharp, composite, color image shows faint details of the region's gas and dust clouds against a backdrop of central Milky Way stars. (Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope) by oldrose
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oldrose Omega Nebula ~ Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, the star factory also known as Messier 17 lies some 5,500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. The sharp, composite, color image shows faint details of the region's gas and dust clouds against a backdrop of central Milky Way stars. (Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope)
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This very wide-field view of the Milky Way shows the extent of the 84-million-star VISTA infrared image of the center of the galaxy (delineated by red rectangle). by rachelpp
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rachelpp This very wide-field view of the Milky Way shows the extent of the 84-million-star VISTA infrared image of the center of the galaxy (delineated by red rectangle).
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A Tidal Galaxy "A previously unsuspected tidal dwarf galaxy candidate appears only in the ultraviolet, indicating the presence of many hot young stars as seen in this cool space Image. IC 4970, the small disk galaxy interacting with NGC 6872, is located above the spiral’s central region. The spiral is 522,000 light-years across from the tip of one outstretched arm to the tip of the other, which makes it about five times the size of our home galaxy, the Milky Way by suzette
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suzette A Tidal Galaxy "A previously unsuspected tidal dwarf galaxy candidate appears only in the ultraviolet, indicating the presence of many hot young stars as seen in this cool space Image. IC 4970, the small disk galaxy interacting with NGC 6872, is located above the spiral’s central region. The spiral is 522,000 light-years across from the tip of one outstretched arm to the tip of the other, which makes it about five times the size of our home galaxy, the Milky Way
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This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, in the southern constellation of Carina (the Keel). by suzette
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suzette This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, in the southern constellation of Carina (the Keel).
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Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. This stunning false-color view spans about 40 light-years across the region, constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Compared to its visual wavelength appearance, the brightest portion of the nebula is likewise centered on Orion's young, massive, hot stars, known as the Trapezium Cluster. by stephanii
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stephanii Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. This stunning false-color view spans about 40 light-years across the region, constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Compared to its visual wavelength appearance, the brightest portion of the nebula is likewise centered on Orion's young, massive, hot stars, known as the Trapezium Cluster.
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The Milky Way Galaxy seen over Lake Huron. Ontario, Canada by Theresa Russo
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Theresa Russo The Milky Way Galaxy seen over Lake Huron. Ontario, Canada
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Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years from now This image is one of a series of photo illustrations showing the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. Image credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger. Edit: M. Hauser hauserfoto.com by marlene
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marlene Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years from now This image is one of a series of photo illustrations showing the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. Image credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger. Edit: M. Hauser hauserfoto.com
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MIlky Way over the mountains by tiquis-miquis
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tiquis-miquis MIlky Way over the mountains
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A gorgeous photograph by astrophotographer Dave Lane shows the Milky Way galaxy over Devils Tower in Wyoming. by grace
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grace A gorgeous photograph by astrophotographer Dave Lane shows the Milky Way galaxy over Devils Tower in Wyoming.
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Hubble Discovers NGC 1073, A Barred Spiral Galaxy Similar to Milky Way: The Hubble Telescope unveiled an eerie twin galaxy to the Milky Way today. NGC 1073, a barred spiral galaxy like the Milky Way, is located 55 million light-years away in the Cetus constellation. Astronomers hope to better understand the Milky Way by observing NGC 1073. The aforementioned bars are made up of dense lines of stars at the center of the galaxies, which are thought to form as gravity causes density waves... by grace
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grace Hubble Discovers NGC 1073, A Barred Spiral Galaxy Similar to Milky Way: The Hubble Telescope unveiled an eerie twin galaxy to the Milky Way today. NGC 1073, a barred spiral galaxy like the Milky Way, is located 55 million light-years away in the Cetus constellation. Astronomers hope to better understand the Milky Way by observing NGC 1073. The aforementioned bars are made up of dense lines of stars at the center of the galaxies, which are thought to form as gravity causes density waves...
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Galaxy X Three hundred thousand light-years beyond the Milky Way orbits a satellite galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter and gas — with hardly any stars at all. by queen
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queen Galaxy X Three hundred thousand light-years beyond the Milky Way orbits a satellite galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter and gas — with hardly any stars at all.
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This unique image shows AB7, one of the highest excitation nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds (MCs), two satellite galaxies of our own Milky Way. by allie
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allie This unique image shows AB7, one of the highest excitation nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds (MCs), two satellite galaxies of our own Milky Way.
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NGC 3576: Glowing Gas in the Milky Way A region of glowing gas in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, NGC 3576 is located about 9,000 light years from Earth. Such nebulas present a tableau of the drama of the evolution of massive stars, from the by suzette
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suzette NGC 3576: Glowing Gas in the Milky Way A region of glowing gas in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, NGC 3576 is located about 9,000 light years from Earth. Such nebulas present a tableau of the drama of the evolution of massive stars, from the
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Night sky imaging a portion of the Milky Way Galaxy he Crux Constellation and Coalsack Dark Nebula can be seen near the bottom of the photograph. At the top of the photograph the Milky Way's galatic centre is captured in this view. Dave Young. by grace
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grace Night sky imaging a portion of the Milky Way Galaxy he Crux Constellation and Coalsack Dark Nebula can be seen near the bottom of the photograph. At the top of the photograph the Milky Way's galatic centre is captured in this view. Dave Young.
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Spectacular view of the Orionid meteor shower over Middle Falls outside the city of McCloud, Calif., near Mount Shasta showing many meteors streaking through the Milky Way galaxy over the lighted falls. (Image Credit: Brad Goldpaint of Goldpaint Photography) by queen
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queen Spectacular view of the Orionid meteor shower over Middle Falls outside the city of McCloud, Calif., near Mount Shasta showing many meteors streaking through the Milky Way galaxy over the lighted falls. (Image Credit: Brad Goldpaint of Goldpaint Photography)
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M101 is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way, but about 70 percent bigger. It is located about 21 million light years from Earth. X-rays from Chandra reveal the hottest and most energetic areas due to exploded stars, superheated gas, and material falling toward black holes. Infrared data from Spitzer shows dusty lanes in the galaxy where stars are forming, while optical data traces the light from stars. by jenna2007
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jenna2007 M101 is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way, but about 70 percent bigger. It is located about 21 million light years from Earth. X-rays from Chandra reveal the hottest and most energetic areas due to exploded stars, superheated gas, and material falling toward black holes. Infrared data from Spitzer shows dusty lanes in the galaxy where stars are forming, while optical data traces the light from stars.
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A giant gas cloud spanning 300,000 light years with a mass of 10 billion Suns inside the galaxy merger system NGC 6240, involving two spiral Milky Way-sized galaxies each containing a supermassive black hole in the center. This collision has also sparked a burst of stellar birth, which has lasted for at least 200 million years. This has led to violent supernovas as some of the most massive stars have rapidly completed their stellar evolution. by oldrose
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oldrose A giant gas cloud spanning 300,000 light years with a mass of 10 billion Suns inside the galaxy merger system NGC 6240, involving two spiral Milky Way-sized galaxies each containing a supermassive black hole in the center. This collision has also sparked a burst of stellar birth, which has lasted for at least 200 million years. This has led to violent supernovas as some of the most massive stars have rapidly completed their stellar evolution.
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Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole.    The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years.    While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old. by latonya
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latonya Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years. While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old.
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Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years. While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old. by latonya
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latonya Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years. While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old.
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Superb infographic about the stupendous size of the biggest stars in just the Milky Way Galaxy. by jewell
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jewell Superb infographic about the stupendous size of the biggest stars in just the Milky Way Galaxy.
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In the Milky Way there’s a single X-ray binary — a system consisting of a black hole capturing and heating material from an orbiting companion star — known as Cygnus X-1. But 30 million light-years away in the Whirlpool galaxy, M51, there are hundreds of X-ray points of light and a full 10 X-ray binaries. by allie
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allie In the Milky Way there’s a single X-ray binary — a system consisting of a black hole capturing and heating material from an orbiting companion star — known as Cygnus X-1. But 30 million light-years away in the Whirlpool galaxy, M51, there are hundreds of X-ray points of light and a full 10 X-ray binaries.
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The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately , 780 kiloparsecs , 2.5 , million light years , from Earth . It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts . name from the area of the sky in which it appears , the constellation of Andromeda which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda Being approximately 220,000 light years across by anne
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anne The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately , 780 kiloparsecs , 2.5 , million light years , from Earth . It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts . name from the area of the sky in which it appears , the constellation of Andromeda which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda Being approximately 220,000 light years across
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Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky. by cmyk
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cmyk Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.
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NGC 6946, or "The Fireworks Galaxy," is a neighbor of our Milky Way galaxy. It is located approximately 10 million light-years away in Cepheus. by sandy
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sandy NGC 6946, or "The Fireworks Galaxy," is a neighbor of our Milky Way galaxy. It is located approximately 10 million light-years away in Cepheus.
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rainart milky way galaxy by kassie.hopper
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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014: The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope captured this image of the Andromeda galaxy (Messier 31), a giant spiral galaxy. It lies only two million light years away from our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Andromeda and the Milky Way match each other roughly in size, and both exceed the dimensions of the few dozens of irregular and dwarf galaxies than make up the rest of our local group of galaxies.�014 Tom Chao by sandy
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sandy Friday, Jan. 31, 2014: The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope captured this image of the Andromeda galaxy (Messier 31), a giant spiral galaxy. It lies only two million light years away from our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Andromeda and the Milky Way match each other roughly in size, and both exceed the dimensions of the few dozens of irregular and dwarf galaxies than make up the rest of our local group of galaxies.�014 Tom Chao
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: The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies by allie
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allie : The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies
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