Galactic pyrotechnics on display in nearby galaxy By Colin Jeffrey July 2014 The spiral galaxy NGC 4258 is ejecting gas and high-energy particles in a spectacular display of galactic power (Image: NASA/CXC/JPL- Caltech/STScI/NSF /NRAO/VLA)
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The colorful Eagle Nebula taken at the National Science Foundation's telescope on Kitt Peak. Located in the constellation of Serpens, the Serpent, the Eagle Nebula is a very luminous open cluster of stars surrounded by dust and gas.
Nebulous Strings in the Veil NebulaThis image shows a small portion of the Veil Nebula - the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. The Veil Nebula is located in the Constellation Cygnus about light-years away.
This image is NGC 6543 known as the Cat's Eye Nebula as it appears to the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Hubble Telescope. A planetary nebula is a phase of stellar evolution that the sun should experience several billion years from now, when i.
n this composite image, visible-light observations by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are combined with infrared data from the ground-based Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona to assemble a dramatic view of the well-known Ring Nebula.
Kelper’s Supernova, the structure remaining after the cataclysmic explosion of a star. The supernova is named after Johannes Kepler who observed the star’s explosion in October which at the time was brighter than any other star or planet in the sky.