Jaakko Malmgren

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NGC 6946 or "The Fireworks Galaxy"

NGC The 'Fireworks Galaxy' NGC 6946 is a medium-sized, face-on spiral galaxy about 22 million light years away from Earth. In the past century, eight supernovas have been observed to explode in the arms of this galaxy.

Galaxia Spiral NGC 7098

Galaxia Spiral NGC 7098

“The icy surface of Europa is shown strewn with cracks, ridges and chaotic terrain, where the surface has been disrupted and ice blocks have moved around,” according to NASA. - Courtesy of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Europa, moon of Jupiter, enhanced color image from Nasa's Galileo spacecraft. Colors have been stretched to show the subtle differences in materials that cover the icy surface of Europa.

Messier 108

Messier 108

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 from Hubble Space Telescope Image credit: NASA/ESA

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 from Hubble Space Telescope Image credit: NASA/ESA

Relive Apollo 9′s Moon Lander Test 45 Years Ago Through Incredible NASA Images

A View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module (LM) "Spider" in a lunar lading configuration as photographed from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission.

The Statue of Liberty Nebula (NGC 3576) in the constellation Carina

NGC 3576 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. Eventually this nebula even received six different classification numbers. Currently, astronomers call the entire nebula NGC

NGC 1512 - This active barred spiral galaxy is about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Horologium; the active star-formation regions in the heavy dust lanes

Galaxy NGC 1512 in the constellation Horologium. A composite image was made of the center of the barred spiral galaxy using all three cameras of the Hubble Space Telescope. There is a 2400 light-year-wide circle of infant star clusters.