NGC 7714 ~ This unusual structure is a river of Sun-like stars that has been pulled deep into space by the gravitational tug of a passing galaxy (not pictured) during a near-collision approximately 100 million years ago.
3D supernova simulation turns back time on massive star explosions
The Eye of God~~Dust and the Helix Nebula ~ Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The eerie Spitzer Space Telescope image shows infrared radiation from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius
NGC Glowing Gas in the Milky Way A region of glowing gas in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, NGC 3576 is located about light years from Earth. Such nebulas present a tableau of the drama of the evolution of massive stars, from the
Scientists in Flying Telescope Race to Intercept Pluto’s Shadow - During an occultation, a planet or other body eclipses a star, whose light can be used to probe features of the world that slipped in front of it. In this illustration, Pluto’s atmosphere is illuminated from behind. ILLUSTRATION BY NASA