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11 The Helix Nebula

The Astronomy Photographer 2014

The Helix Nebula (NGC David Fitz-Henry (Australia) Deep Space: runner-up Resembling a giant eye looking across 700 light years of space, the Helix Nebula is one of the closest planetary nebula to Earth

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Kind of looks like a puppy dog to me. :)

Kind of looks like a puppy dog to me. :)

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humanoidhistory: Behold the Orion Nebula, a diffuse nebula situated a mere ± 20 light years away in the constellation of Orion.

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in the LMC - Southern part of the spectacular H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The green color indicates areas that are particularly hot. The field measures x square arcminutes. North is up and East is left.

A part of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) in the constellation Cygnus

thedemon-hauntedworld: “Along the Cygnus Wall The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is known as the Cygnus Wall. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape popularly called The North America Nebula, the ridge.

Great Orion Nebula

To me, these skies are the backgrounds of all my IwaOi ideas, like no matter how huge is the universe, they will always beling together.

Valentine's Day in Space: Love Photos of the Cosmos

Unicorns and roses. The Rosette nebula located within the constellation Monoceros (the Unicorn). This flower-shaped nebula is a huge star-forming cloud of dust and gas in our Milky Way galaxy.

Young Winner 2014

Stunning Photos From The 2014 Astronomy Photography Awards

Located 9,000 light-years away, NGC 3576 is a gigantic region of glowing gas about 100 light-years across, where stars are currently forming. The intense radiation and winds from the massive stars are shredding the clouds from which they form, creating dramatic scenery. - Image: ESO

Space Photo of the Day 2013

Located light-years away, NGC 3576 is a gigantic region of glowing gas about 100 light-years across, where stars are currently forming. Intense radiation and winds from the massive stars are shredding the clouds creating dramatic scenery.

Witch's Broom Supernova Remnant, NGC 6960

Just in time for Halloween, astrophotographer Fred Herrmann sent in a photo of the "Witch's Broom," NGC part of the Veil.

NGC 4631 (the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell 32) is a spiral galaxy, 30 million ly away in Canes Venatici. It has a central starburst, and is interacting with dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 4627. The pair together is ARP 281

NGC 4631 (the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell is a spiral galaxy, 30 million ly away in Canes Venatici. It has a central starburst, and is interacting with dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC The pair together is ARP Space space space

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The famous Horsehead Nebula is about light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.

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