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This photo is of the Prawn Nebula, or IC 4628, it is an emission nebula that resides in the constellation Scorpius around 6,000 light years away. IC 4628 is around 250 light years across and mostly emits electromagnetic waves from the non-visible part of the spectrum. The photograph shows lots of fairly new stars formed from the gas from older stars. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit: ESO, Wikipedia, www.space.com #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of NGC 281, also called the Pacman Nebula. NGC 281 is an emission nebula located 9,500 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula has many notable features such as the open star cluster IC 1590, the multiple star HD 5005 and numerous Bok globules. It was named the Pacman Nebula due to its resemblance to the video game character. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: Martin Pugh, NASA/ESA, Wikipedia #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of NGC 2359, also called 'Thor's Helmet'. It is an emission nebula located 11,960 light years away in the constellation Canis Major. With a similar nature to the Bubble Nebula that I've posted previously, Thor's Helmet is 30 light years in size and is expanding at a rate of 10Km/s - 30Km/s which gives it an estimated age of 78,500-236,000 years old. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: ESO/B. Bailleul, Wikipedia Source: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1238a/ #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This photo is of the Omega Nebula, or M17. M17 is an emission nebula that is located around 5,000-6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. It was discovered by Philippe Loys de ChΓ©seaux in 1745 then added to Charles Messier's catalogue in 1764. The nebula has a radius of 15 light years and has a total estimated mass of 800 times the mass of our sun. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit: ESO, NASA/ESA, Wikipedia #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of Westerhout 5, also called the Soul Nebula. Westerhout 5 is an emission nebula located 7,500 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebulosity complex is the eastern neighbour of the Heart Nebula (as seen in one of my previous posts), the two nebulae are often mentioned together as the "Heart and Soul" FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of N44, an emission nebula with a superbubble structure located 160,000-170,000 light years away in the constellation Dorado. N44 has a smaller bubble structure inside it called N44F, the bubble has a hot massive central star that has unusually powerful stellar wind that travels at 7 million kilometres per hour! The star loses material at 100 million times the rate of our sun, approximately 1,000,000,000,000,000 tons of material per year!!! FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright:Optical: ESO, X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), it is a globular cluster located around 13,000 light years away in the constellation Tucana and it spans a distance of 12 light years across. Due to the fact that it is the second brightest globular cluster in the sky (after Omega Centauri), 47 Tucanae can be seen with the naked eye! Upon telescopic viewing, over 10,000 stars can be seen! New evidence (as of February 2017) suggests that there may be an intermediate-mass black hole present within the cluster. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration Acknowledgment: J. Mack (STScI) and G. Piotto (University of Padova, Italy), Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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Such an incredible photo! This is a photo of Sharpless 2-106 or Sh2-106, Sh2-106 is an emission nebula and star formation nebula located 2,000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. The bipolar shape of the nebula is due to the central star emitting jets of hot gas out of its poles, the dust surrounding the star is also ionised by the star. The star has managed to produce a nebula that is around 2 light years across and is ejecting material at around 100 km/s! FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is definitely one of my favourite pictures! This is a photo of NGC 6357, also called the War and Peace nebula or the Lobster nebula. NGC 6357 is a diffuse nebula located 8,000 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. The name 'War and Peace' nebula comes from the appearance of the nebula in the infrared spectrum, the western side of the nebula looks like a dove whereas the eastern side of the nebula looks like a skull in infrared. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA, ESA and JesΕ“s MaΒ­z ApellΓΏniz (Instituto de astrofΒ­sica de AndalucΒ­a, Spain), Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of NGC 4102, it is an intermediate spiral galaxy located 68.8 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It contains a large starburst region (an area with a high rate of star formation) that is 1,000 light years in diameter and contains around 3 billion solar masses! FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA and S. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) Acknowledgement: Renaud Houdinet, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of NGC 4402, it is an edge-on spiral galaxy located 50 million light years away in the constellation Virgo. The galaxy is about 55 thousand light years wide and is moving away from Earth at around 232 Kilometres per second. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: ESA, NASA, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of NGC 4394 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, it is an SBb barred spiral galaxy located 39.5 million light years Coma Berenices. It was discovered by the German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 14th of March 1784. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla), Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of NGC 4449, it is an irregular Magellanic type galaxy located about 12 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici. NGC 4449 is fairly similar to our satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), however it isn’t as large or as bright as LMC. NGC 4449 does however have a higher rate of star formation than LMC, it is in fact double that of LMC, classifying it as a Starburst galaxy. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA, ESA, A. Aloisi (STScI/ESA), and The Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of the Eyes Galaxies (NGC 4435 and 4438 or Arp 120) they are a pair of interacting galaxies located 52 million light years away in the constellation Virgo. This particular picture of the galaxies was taken with the FORS2 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). At the top of the picture is NGC 4438 (The larger of the two), it is thought to have once been a spiral galaxy that was strongly deformed by collisions in the relatively recent past giving it this scattered shape. The smaller galaxy, NGC 4435, contains a relatively young stellar population at its core of about 190 million years old. It is thought to have come about due to interaction with the other galaxy that compressed gas and dust in that area, triggering a starburst. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: ESO/Gems project, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This is a photo of NGC 1569 (Arp 210), it is an irregular dwarf galaxy located 11 million light years away in the constellation Camelopardalis. NGC 1569 is a very active galaxy in terms of star formation, it has formed stars at a rate 100 times greater than that of our own galaxy during the last 100 million years. This particular picture of the galaxy was taken by The Hubble Space Telescope and spans about 8,000 light years across NGC 1569, it shows two massive star clusters, they are seen in the left centre of the image. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA/A. Aloisi (STScI/ESA) et al, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This photo is of the Boomerang Nebula, a protoplanetary nebula located 5,000 light years away in the constellation Centaurus. Also known as the 'Bow Tie' Nebula, this nebula is the coldest natural place in the Universe known to man, it has a temperature of -272.15Β°C or 1 Kelvin, only one degree above absolute zero! The only other place that has been known to be colder than this nebula is here on Earth. In an Italian laboratory, scientists have managed to achieve a staggering temperature of -273.144Β°C, only 0.006 of a degree off absolute zero (-273.15Β°C), the copper container with a volume of 1 cubic meter was the coldest place in the universe for 15 whole days! This particular image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, was recorded using polarising filters (similar to those found in sunglasses) and colour-coded by the angle associated with the polarised light. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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This wide-field view of the Orion Nebula or Messier 42 (M42), it is an emission nebula located in the constellation Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and is around 1,344 light years away, it has a diameter of about 20-30 light years and a total mass is 2,000 times the mass of our Sun! This particular photograph was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. The telescope has a huge field of view that allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be captured in a single picture and its infrared vision means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden, dusty regions to reveal the curious behaviour of the very active young stars buried there. Also, definitely head over to @astronomyfix and give them a follow for some awesome space pics and information! FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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*Make sure your sound is on!* Arp 273 is a group of interacting galaxies that reside in the constellation of Andromeda, 300 million light years away! The larger spiral galaxy UGC 1810 is around five times more massive than the smaller Galaxy, known as UGC 1813. UGC 1813 is thought to have completely passed through UGC 1810 in the past. The disk of UGC 1810 has been tidally distorted into a rose shape by UGC 1813's gravitational force. FOLLOW for more great content and TAG YOUR FRIENDS THAT LOVE SPACE! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ“· β€’DM me your photos for a chance to be featured!!!β€’ πŸ“· - - - - - - - - - - Credit and copyright: NASA, ESA, Wikipedia. #space #discovery #sky #science #cosmos #physics #astronomy #astronomer #solarsystem #astrophysics #comet #spaceflight #spacetravel #nasa #amazing #galaxy #night #supernova #stars #earth #universe #moon #mars #spacex #nightsky #picoftheday #photooftheday #astrophotography #nature #cosmology

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