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Spiral galaxy M81 as seen though a combination of x-ray optical , ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques

and the NASA headline of the day: Black holes have simple feeding habits . At the center of spiral galaxy is a supermassive black hole a.

Galaxia espiral NGC 2841

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Spiral Galaxy, 46 million light-years distant, northern constellation of Ursa Major

M31 the Andromeda Galaxy as seen from Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope captured this image of the Andromeda galaxy (Messier a giant spiral galaxy.

Hubble telescope: NGC 7742 probably powered by a black hole residing in its core

In pictures: Top 20 Hubble Space Telescope images

Hubble telescope: NGC 7742 probably powered by a black hole residing in its core

Core of Messier 100, NGC 4321 Messier 100 is an example of a grand design spiral galaxy located within the southern part of constellation Coma Berenices. Credit: NASA/Hubble, Mats Andersson #I'dLikeToTeachTheWorldToSing...

Core of Messier 100, NGC 4321 Messier 100 is an example of a grand design spiral galaxy located within the southern part of constellation Coma Berenices. Credit: NASA/Hubble, Mats Andersson #I'dLikeToTeachTheWorldToSing...

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

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

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The Witch Head reflection nebula about 900 light years from earth, is associated with the bright star Rigel in the constellation O.

Fractal spiral - Image of the Day: July 2013 | Space.com - NGC 6744 gleams in this image from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer. NGC 6744 lies in the constellation of Pavo about 30 million light-years away, and this galaxy represents one of the most similar to our Milky Way in the local universe.

Big Brother to the Milky Way. This ultraviolet view highlights the vast extent of the fluffy spiral arms, and demonstrates that star formation can occur in the outer regions of galaxies.

The Eagle Nebula (M16 or NGC 6611) is an open star cluster surrounded by the diffuse emission nebula and H II region IC 4703. This starburst region lies 6,500 light-years away in the Serpens constellation and is home of the famous “Pillars of Creation”.

I love the Eagle Nebula it's gorgeous! The Eagle Nebula, a grand old bird roughly light-years away. Image courtesy T. Rector & B.

Imagen tomada por la NASA, muestra la galaxia NGC 7090, afirma que es una galaxia llena de #estrellas jóvenes #instagramMILENIO Foto: NASA

Imagen tomada por la NASA, muestra la galaxia NGC 7090, afirma que es una galaxia llena de #estrellas jóvenes #instagramMILENIO Foto: NASA

Abell 7 is a planetary nebula distant 1800 light years from Earth, in the constellation Lepus, just below the constellation of Orion. This nebula is an example of what will happen to the Sun in a few billion years, when it will expel its outer layers. The star in the center was in fact a star very similar to our Sun, while now it has become a white dwarf, 10 billion years old, while it is estimated that the nebula is very young, with an age of only 20 thousand years. Credit: Don Goldman.

Abell 7 is a planetary nebula distant 1800 light years from Earth, in the constellation Lepus, just below the constellation of Orion. This nebula is an example of what will happen to the Sun in a few billion years, when it will expel its outer layers. The star in the center was in fact a star very similar to our Sun, while now it has become a white dwarf, 10 billion years old, while it is estimated that the nebula is very young, with an age of only 20 thousand years. Credit: Don Goldman.

What's happening at the center of this nebula? Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, the star factory known as Messier 17 lies some 5,500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. At that distance, this degree wide field of view spans almost 100 light-years. The sharp, composite, color image utilizing data from space and ground based telescopes, follows faint details of the region's gas and dust clouds against a backdrop of central Milky Way stars.

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Blue Galaxy

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 [Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA] Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 lies some 70 million light-years away on the banks of the constellation Eridanus.

This composite image shows the superbubble DEM L50 (a.k.a. N186) located in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth. Superbubbles are found in regions where massive stars have formed in the last few million years.

Chandra Puts Stellar Effervescence on Display

Chandra spies on superbubbles - huge cavities in the gas clouds around massive stars, carved by supernova winds and shock waves.

Hubble Sees Cosmic Sprinkling of Blue and Gold | NASA

This sprinkling of cosmic glitter makes up the galaxy known as ESO located some 20 million light-years away from us. It is an example of an irregular galaxy, characterized by its amorphous, undefined shape - Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

Los energéticos procesos de formación de estrellas crean no sólo los colores sino también el caos. El gas rojo brillante es resultado de la luz estelar de alta energía chocando con el gas hidrógeno interestelar. Los oscuros dust filamentos que dibuja M20 se crearon en las atmósferas frias de estrellas gigantes y en los desechos de la explosión de supernovas.

Milky Way / Venus. The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula is a rare combination of three types of nebulae.

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