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The Whirlpool galaxy seen in both optical and X-ray light. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ./R.Kilgard, et al; Optical: NASA/STSc...

astronomicalwonders: “ The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of.

Hubble Telescope Photos

The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is resembles an ant when observed using ground-based telescopes. The nebula lies within our galaxy between and light years from Earth. Photo taken by Hubble Telescope.

The corrugated galaxy -- Milky Way may be much larger than previously estimated

The Corrugated Galaxy. The Milky Way galaxy is at least 50 percent larger than is commonly estimated, according to new findings that reveal that the galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples.

Boomerang nebula taken by Hubble Space Telescope

The Boomerang Nebula (also called the Bow Tie Nebula) is a protoplanetary nebula located light-years away from Earth in the constellation Centaurus, the coolest place currently known in the Universe to have formed naturally.

The European Space Agencys Herschel Space Observatory took this infrared image of the Andromeda Galaxy, showing rings of dust that trace gaseous reservoirs where new stars are forming

Best Of European Space Agency Photos - Herchel's Image Of Andromeda Galaxy The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory took this infrared image of the Andromeda Galaxy, showing rings of dust that trace gaseous reservoirs where new stars are

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

Bright Spiral Galaxy One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope

Quasar

Clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

Whirlpool Galaxy & its smaller neighbor

The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth. The warm dust in red is a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.

Looking like a spiders web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope. Seen in infrared light, the faint starlight gives way to the glowing bright patterns of dust found throughout the galaxys disk.

Universe - Looking like a spiders web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope.

50 Years of Space Exploration by Adam Crowe, via Flickr

50 Years of Human Space Exploration. This is by far the coolest pin I will see tonight. So amazing as to how far the space exploration campaign(s) has come since we first step foot into the putter abyss!