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bklynmed:    Star-Forming Region S106  The bipolar S106 shows bright gas in two distinct lobes. The faint stars located near the nebulosity are brown dwarf candidates associated with the region of star formation.  Credit: NASA

bklynmed: Star-Forming Region S106 The bipolar S106 shows bright gas in two distinct lobes. The faint stars located near the nebulosity are brown dwarf candidates associated with the region of star formation. Credit: NASA

Nebula Images: http://ift.tt/20imGKa Astronomy articles:...  Nebula Images…

Nebula Images: http://ift.tt/20imGKa Astronomy articles:... Nebula Images…

"How the Milky Way Works" plus Lots More Information : How Galaxies Work, How Stars Work, How the Sun Works, How Dark Matter Works ...

How the Milky Way Works

"How the Milky Way Works" plus Lots More Information : How Galaxies Work, How Stars Work, How the Sun Works, How Dark Matter Works ...

NGC 2623 is really two galaxies that are becoming one. Seen to be in the final stages of a titanic galaxy merger, the pair lies some 300 million light-years distant toward the constellation Cancer. Filled with dust, gas, and young blue star clusters, the opposing tidal tails extend well over 50,000 light-years from the merged nucleus. Likely triggered by the merger, accretion by a supermassive black hole drives activity within the nuclear region.

NGC 2623 is really two galaxies that are becoming one. Seen to be in the final stages of a titanic galaxy merger, the pair lies some 300 million light-years distant toward the constellation Cancer. Filled with dust, gas, and young blue star clusters, the opposing tidal tails extend well over 50,000 light-years from the merged nucleus. Likely triggered by the merger, accretion by a supermassive black hole drives activity within the nuclear region.

See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download   the highest resolution version available.

See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.

HIP 43717 (HD 76380) is an orange giant star in the constellation Vela (Seen in the middle of the frame) It lies in the surrounding of the Vella SNR at an apparent visual magnitude of 6.97.

HIP 43717 (HD 76380) is an orange giant star in the constellation Vela (Seen in the middle of the frame) It lies in the surrounding of the Vella SNR at an apparent visual magnitude of 6.97.

The light echo around the star V838 Monocerotis as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in November 2005.

The light echo around the star V838 Monocerotis as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in November 2005.

This is Pickering's Triangle, which is part of the Veil Nebula, a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop. It is brightest at the north central edge of the loop, but is visible in photographs continuing toward the central area of the loop.

This is Pickering's Triangle, which is part of the Veil Nebula, a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop. It is brightest at the north central edge of the loop, but is visible in photographs continuing toward the central area of the loop.

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