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The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) ~ A massive spiral 2.5 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. (Spitzer Space Telescope)

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Hyper Suprime-Cam Captures Comet ISON's Long Tails: Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Hawaii. During an intensive commissioning run, Hyper Suprime-Cam, mounted at prime focus on the Subaru Telescope, has successfully imaged the Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) 11/5/15

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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)

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Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope; Processing & Copyright: Roberto Colombari & Robert Gendler

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In the Center of the Trifid Nebula Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Martin Pugh; Processing: Robert Gendler

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A Space.com correspondent shares her tour of the NAOJ's Subaru Telescope on top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

M83: The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, --- Oct. 8 --- European Southern Observatory - Processing & Copyright: Robert Gendler

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Stunning image of nearby galaxy M31

A stunning image of M31 captured by Subaru Telescope's Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) displays the fruits of international collaboration and technological sophistication aligned with cutting-edge science.

Subaru Telescope Captures the Fine Details of Comet Lovejoy’s Tail by JASON MAJOR on DECEMBER 6, 2013 In the early hours of Dec. 3, astronomers using the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii captured this amazing image of Lovejoy, revealing the intricate flows of ion streamers in its tail.