NGC 3169 A spiral galaxy in the constellation Sextans
Fox Fur Nebula
♥ Bubble Nebula
♥ GARY TONGE Earth's Sky in 5 billion years when Andromeda closes in on the Milky Way Galaxy as the Collision begins.
Supermassive black hole
In January 2002, a dull star in an obscure constellation suddenly became 600,000 times more luminous than our Sun, temporarily making it the brightest star in our Milky Way galaxy. The mysterious star, called V838 Monocerotis, has long since faded back to obscurity. But observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of a phenomenon called a "light echo" around the star have uncovered remarkable new features. These details promise to provide astronomers with a CAT-scan-like probe of the…
The Tarantula Nebula is more than a thousand light-years in diameter, a giant star forming region within nearby satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 180 thousand light-years away. - NASA APOD