Supernova Remnant SN 1006. A ribbon of gas, a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago, floats in our galaxy. The supernova that created it was probably the brightest star ever seen by humans. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Supernova Remnant SN 1006. A ribbon of gas, a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago, floats in our galaxy. The supernova that created it was probably the brightest star ever seen by humans. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A (NASA, Chandra, Hubble, 02/23/11) by theresa
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theresa Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A (NASA, Chandra, Hubble, 02/23/11)
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Hubble Sees Galaxy on Verge of Destruction --- Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)Under the gravitational grasp of a large gang of galaxies, the small bluish galaxy NGC 1427A is plunging headlong into the Fornax cluster. The apparently small, perfect spiral galaxy in the upper left is in the distant background. by marlene
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marlene Hubble Sees Galaxy on Verge of Destruction --- Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)Under the gravitational grasp of a large gang of galaxies, the small bluish galaxy NGC 1427A is plunging headlong into the Fornax cluster. The apparently small, perfect spiral galaxy in the upper left is in the distant background.
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~~Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A (NASA, Chandra) ~ for the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created. This stunning visualization of Cassiopeia A (Cas A), the result of an explosion approximately 330 years ago by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center~~ by manuela
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manuela ~~Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A (NASA, Chandra) ~ for the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created. This stunning visualization of Cassiopeia A (Cas A), the result of an explosion approximately 330 years ago by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center~~
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Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM 0644-741 is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ we currently know. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) by Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM 0644-741 is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ we currently know. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
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Hubble Photographs Cosmic FountainCredit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)This interacting group contains several galaxies (called Arp 194), along with a "cosmic fountain" of stars, gas and dust that stretches over 100,000 light-years by pearl808
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pearl808 Hubble Photographs Cosmic FountainCredit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)This interacting group contains several galaxies (called Arp 194), along with a "cosmic fountain" of stars, gas and dust that stretches over 100,000 light-years
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Cosmic Flashes may Reveal Unkown Objects in the Universe 1/10/15 (NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) by marlene
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marlene Cosmic Flashes may Reveal Unkown Objects in the Universe 1/10/15 (NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
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youngest black hole --- NASA may have just uncovered the youngest black hole in Earth's galaxy.    The young black hole, located within a supernova remnant, was created by a rare supernova explosion of a massive star, according to a written statement from NASA. The administration's Chandra X-ray Observatory captured images of the so-called remnant W49B, located 26,000 light-years away. by batjas88
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batjas88 youngest black hole --- NASA may have just uncovered the youngest black hole in Earth's galaxy. The young black hole, located within a supernova remnant, was created by a rare supernova explosion of a massive star, according to a written statement from NASA. The administration's Chandra X-ray Observatory captured images of the so-called remnant W49B, located 26,000 light-years away.
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A wide-field overview image of the Veil Nebula, taken on the ground by the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The three areas imaged with Hubble are marked. - Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage/-ESA/Hubble Collaboration/Digitized Sky Survey 2 by grace
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grace A wide-field overview image of the Veil Nebula, taken on the ground by the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The three areas imaged with Hubble are marked. - Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage/-ESA/Hubble Collaboration/Digitized Sky Survey 2
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NASA Image of the day: SN Refsdal: The First Predicted Supernova Image . It's back. Never before has an observed supernova been predicted. The unique astronomical event occurred in the field of galaxy cluster MACS J1149.52223. Most bright spots in the featured image are galaxies in this cluster. The actual supernova dubbed Supernova Refsdal occurred just once far across the universe and well behind this massive galaxy cluster. Gravity caused the cluster to act as a massive gravitational lens splitting the image of Supernova Refsdal into multiple bright images. One of these images arrived at Earth about ten years ago likely in the upper red circle and was missed. Four more bright images peaked in April in the lowest red circle spread around a massive galaxy in the cluster as the first Einstein Cross supernova. But there was more. Analyses revealed that a sixth bright supernova image was likely still on its way to Earth and likely to arrive within the next year. Earlier this month -- right on schedule -- this sixth bright image was recovered in the middle red circle as predicted. Studying image sequences like this help humanity to understand how matter is distributed in galaxies and clusters how fast the universe expands and how massive stars explode. by barbra
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barbra NASA Image of the day: SN Refsdal: The First Predicted Supernova Image . It's back. Never before has an observed supernova been predicted. The unique astronomical event occurred in the field of galaxy cluster MACS J1149.52223. Most bright spots in the featured image are galaxies in this cluster. The actual supernova dubbed Supernova Refsdal occurred just once far across the universe and well behind this massive galaxy cluster. Gravity caused the cluster to act as a massive gravitational lens splitting the image of Supernova Refsdal into multiple bright images. One of these images arrived at Earth about ten years ago likely in the upper red circle and was missed. Four more bright images peaked in April in the lowest red circle spread around a massive galaxy in the cluster as the first Einstein Cross supernova. But there was more. Analyses revealed that a sixth bright supernova image was likely still on its way to Earth and likely to arrive within the next year. Earlier this month -- right on schedule -- this sixth bright image was recovered in the middle red circle as predicted. Studying image sequences like this help humanity to understand how matter is distributed in galaxies and clusters how fast the universe expands and how massive stars explode.
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The Fairy of Eagle Nebula Image Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA), ESA, NASA by carter flynn
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carter flynn The Fairy of Eagle Nebula Image Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA), ESA, NASA
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The Spaghetti Nebula, supernova remnant in Taurus Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator by grace
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grace The Spaghetti Nebula, supernova remnant in Taurus Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator
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The Spaghetti Nebula, supernova remnant in Taurus Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator by grace
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grace The Spaghetti Nebula, supernova remnant in Taurus Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator
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The Spaghetti Nebula, supernova remnant in Taurus - Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator by shesawildflower
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shesawildflower The Spaghetti Nebula, supernova remnant in Taurus - Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator
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part of the famous Veil Nebula complex, this being the western portion. The entire complex is the remnant of a powerful supernova explosion which occurred thousands of years ago, sending elements forged in the destroyed stars core into space. The bright star is 52 Cygni. by graciela
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graciela part of the famous Veil Nebula complex, this being the western portion. The entire complex is the remnant of a powerful supernova explosion which occurred thousands of years ago, sending elements forged in the destroyed stars core into space. The bright star is 52 Cygni.
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"Light Echo" Illuminates dust around Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) | NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) by becky
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becky "Light Echo" Illuminates dust around Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) | NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
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Supernova 1987A. Twenty five years ago, in 1987, the brightest supernova in recent history was seen in the Large Magellanic Clouds.  Surrounding the center are curious outer rings appearing as a flattened figure 8. Although large telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope monitor the curious rings every few years, their origin remains a mystery. by ida
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ida Supernova 1987A. Twenty five years ago, in 1987, the brightest supernova in recent history was seen in the Large Magellanic Clouds. Surrounding the center are curious outer rings appearing as a flattened figure 8. Although large telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope monitor the curious rings every few years, their origin remains a mystery.
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♥ Giant Stellar Nursery (2012 Dec 11)   Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive,   ESA, NASA; Processing - Donald Waid by grace
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grace ♥ Giant Stellar Nursery (2012 Dec 11) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing - Donald Waid
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What is that strange blue blob on the far right? No one is sure, but it might be a speeding remnant of a powerful supernova that was unexpectedly lopsided. Scattered debris from supernova explosion N49 lights up the sky in this gorgeous composited image based on data from the Chandra and Hubble Space Telescopes. Glowing visible filaments, shown in yellow, and X-ray hot gas, shown in blue, span about 30 light-years in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. by Deardeb
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Deardeb What is that strange blue blob on the far right? No one is sure, but it might be a speeding remnant of a powerful supernova that was unexpectedly lopsided. Scattered debris from supernova explosion N49 lights up the sky in this gorgeous composited image based on data from the Chandra and Hubble Space Telescopes. Glowing visible filaments, shown in yellow, and X-ray hot gas, shown in blue, span about 30 light-years in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Stellar photos from the Hubble Space Telescope | This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday ... by odessa
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odessa Stellar photos from the Hubble Space Telescope | This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday ...
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The Hubble Ulrta Deep Field seen in ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI) by Jinx62
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Jinx62 The Hubble Ulrta Deep Field seen in ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
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The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Raul Villaverde by grace
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grace The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Raul Villaverde
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The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Raul Villaverde by Tony Briks
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Tony Briks The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Raul Villaverde
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Massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's Cluster, takes on a ghostly look where total starlight has been artificially colored blue in this Hubble view. - Credit: NASA/ESA/IAC/HFF Team, STScI by marlene
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marlene Massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's Cluster, takes on a ghostly look where total starlight has been artificially colored blue in this Hubble view. - Credit: NASA/ESA/IAC/HFF Team, STScI
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Supernova remnant N49 Hubble lets astronomers probe objects in nearby galaxies with a clarity previously impossible. Case in point: these splintered remains of a massive star that exploded 160,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud. by maryellen
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maryellen Supernova remnant N49 Hubble lets astronomers probe objects in nearby galaxies with a clarity previously impossible. Case in point: these splintered remains of a massive star that exploded 160,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Sunny Side Up - What may first appear as a sunny side up egg is actually NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's face-on snapshot of the small spiral galaxy NGC 7742. But NGC 7742 is not a run-of-the-mill spiral galaxy. In fact, this spiral is known to be a Seyfert 2 active galaxy, a type of galaxy that is probably powered by a black hole residing in its core. by bessie
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bessie Sunny Side Up - What may first appear as a sunny side up egg is actually NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's face-on snapshot of the small spiral galaxy NGC 7742. But NGC 7742 is not a run-of-the-mill spiral galaxy. In fact, this spiral is known to be a Seyfert 2 active galaxy, a type of galaxy that is probably powered by a black hole residing in its core.
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Cassiopeia A, supernova remnant by sonya
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sonya Cassiopeia A, supernova remnant
Comic Fantasies
remnant of a supernova by sonya
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sonya remnant of a supernova
Comic Fantasies
NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team by carter flynn
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carter flynn NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy's distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bull's-eye, hitting the center of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago. by Theresa Russo
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Theresa Russo Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy's distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bull's-eye, hitting the center of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago.
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The Cat’s Eye Nebula from Hubble From NASA, ESA, HEIC, and the Hubble Heritage team Astrophotography Photos - Hongkiat by maryellen
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maryellen The Cat’s Eye Nebula from Hubble From NASA, ESA, HEIC, and the Hubble Heritage team Astrophotography Photos - Hongkiat
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