This planetary nebula, Mz3, is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun.  The 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible at the nebula's center, all imply  Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star's own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. (ESA, NASA's Hubble, JPL-CalTech)

This planetary nebula, Mz3, is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun. The 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible at the nebula's center, all imply Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star's own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. (ESA, NASA's Hubble, JPL-CalTech)

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, April 2017

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, April 2017

Watch the Earth breathing: Mesmerising animation shows our planet's 'heartbeat' as the seasons change over a year | Mail Online

Watch the Earth breathing: Mesmerising animation shows our planet's 'heartbeat' as the seasons change over a year

Watch the Earth breathing: Mesmerising animation shows our planet's 'heartbeat' as the seasons change over a year | Mail Online

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, April 2017

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, April 2017

The Brightest Planets in January's Night Sky: How to See them (and When) http://www.space.com/33619-visible-planets-guide.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

The Brightest Planets in January's Night Sky: How to See them (and When) http://www.space.com/33619-visible-planets-guide.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

Spitzer found that halo around the Sombrero Galaxy is larger and more massive than previously thought, indicative of a giant elliptical galaxy . The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of + 9.0, making it easily visible with amateur telescope, and it's considered by some authors to be the brightest galaxy within of 10 megaparsecs of the Milky Way.

Spitzer found that halo around the Sombrero Galaxy is larger and more massive than previously thought, indicative of a giant elliptical galaxy . The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of + 9.0, making it easily visible with amateur telescope, and it's considered by some authors to be the brightest galaxy within of 10 megaparsecs of the Milky Way.

Sliver of Saturn Although only a sliver of Saturn's sunlit face is visible in this view the mighty gas giant planet still dominates the view. April 03 2017

Sliver of Saturn

Sliver of Saturn Although only a sliver of Saturn's sunlit face is visible in this view the mighty gas giant planet still dominates the view. April 03 2017

THE EYE OF SAURON!!!! "Taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is the most detailed visible-light image ever taken of a narrow, dusty ring around the nearby star Fomalhaut (HD 216956). The image offers the strongest evidence yet that an unruly and unseen planet may be gravitationally tugging on the ring. The left part of the ring is outside the telescope's view. Hubble unequivocally shows that the centre of the ring is a whopping 1.4 billion miles (15 astronomical units) away from the star."

Hubble Peers into the Great Eye of Sauron

THE EYE OF SAURON!!!! "Taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is the most detailed visible-light image ever taken of a narrow, dusty ring around the nearby star Fomalhaut (HD 216956). The image offers the strongest evidence yet that an unruly and unseen planet may be gravitationally tugging on the ring. The left part of the ring is outside the telescope's view. Hubble unequivocally shows that the centre of the ring is a whopping 1.4 billion miles (15 astronomical units) away from the star."

The Brightest Planets in April's Night Sky: How to See them (and When)

The Brightest Planets in April's Night Sky: How to See them (and When)

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