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Messier 74 (also known as NGC 628) is a Spiral Galaxy in the constellation Pisces.

Messier 74 (also known as NGC is a Spiral Galaxy in the constellation Pisces.

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.

NGC or "The Fireworks Galaxy," is a neighbor of our Milky Way galaxy. It is located approximately 10 million light-years away in Cepheus. This image was captured with the Spitzer space telescope's Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on June

Wide Field Galaxy Hook | #GalaxyHook, also called #NGC2442, is located in the area of the sky that occupies the southern constellation of Volans (The Flying Fish), it is easily recognized for its asymmetric spiral arms. The twisted appearance of the galaxy is thought to be due to gravitational interactions with another galaxy at some point in its history, though astronomers have not so far been able to positively identify the galaxy that has interacted with her.

Wide Field Galaxy Hook | #GalaxyHook, also called #NGC2442, is located in the area of the sky that occupies the southern constellation of Volans (The Flying Fish), it is easily recognized for its asymmetric spiral arms. The twisted appearance of the galaxy is thought to be due to gravitational interactions with another galaxy at some point in its history, though astronomers have not so far been able to positively identify the galaxy that has interacted with her.

Polar Ring Galaxy (NGC 660) ~ Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a Polar Ring Galaxy. A RARE galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. (Gemini Observatory, AURA, NASA)

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cosmoon: “ Galaxy Aarp 273 ”

Galaxy Aarp 273 - Arp 273 is a group of interacting galaxies, lying 300 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was first described in the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, compiled by Halton Arp in

The Nearest Stars to Earth - Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo

The nearest stars, their distances in light-years, spectral types and known planets. Only 9 of the stars within 15 light years can be seen with the unaided eye from Earth.

The constellation of Orion is rich with impressive nebulas. Of the many interesting details that particularly draws the eye is Barnard’s Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The bright orange star on the upper left is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the lower right is Rigel. Other famous nebulas visible include the Witch Head Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the comparatively small Horsehead Nebula. NASA-APOD, Stanislav Volskiy.

The constellation of Orion is rich with impressive nebulas- Barnard’s Loop, Betelgeuse, Rigel NASA-APOD, Stanislav Volskiy.