Remains of a Supernova.  This undated handout image provide by NASA combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented example of a supernova, called RCW 86. NASA announced the findings Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, and said the exploded star was observed by the ancient Chinese in the year 185, and visible for eight months.

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All Eyes on Oldest Recorded Supernova This image combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented example of a supernova, called RCW 86

Keyhole Nebula - A portion of the Carina Nebula is known as the Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324), a name given to it by John Herschel in the 19th century.  The Keyhole Nebula is actually a much smaller and darker cloud of cold molecules and dust, containing bright filaments of hot, fluorescing gas, silhouetted against the much brighter background nebula.

A portion of the Carina Nebula is known as the Keyhole Nebula (NGC the name that was given by John Herschel in the century.

#Comets Kick up Dust in the Helix #Nebula

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;

Kepler's Supernova

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.

"[A supernova is] some sort of star or explosion that's so powerful it can emit the same amount of energy that the sun will emit over its entire lifetime, but it does it in, like, two months and then it dies." | FOREVER, INTERRUPTED by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Psalm The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork." A small part of the huge Vela Supernova Remnant complex

Rare explosion may have created our Galaxy's youngest Black Hole.

Chandra Photo Album: February Is a highly distorted supernova remnant in the Milky Way; evidence that there is a black hole, not a neutron star.

Visible View of Pillar and Jets HH 901/902

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars

Spitzer Space Telescope image of the Milky Way

This nebula, which is in the constellation of Scutum, has no common name since it is hidden behind dust clouds. It takes an infrared telescope like NASA's Spitzer to see through this dark veil and reveal this spectacular hidden nebula.

Lovely Night

looking towards the center of our galaxy, the Milky way. Our place is on one of the outer arms of our galaxy so that is why it looks so dense and that you can see the outer arms. Its amazing to see where we really are in space.

Astronomers: Circularly polarized light emitted from a dying star collapsing into a black hole http://wrd.cm/1rTT5pd

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For the first time ever, astronomers have detected circularly polarized light emitted from a dying star collapsing into a black hole. Above is an artist's impression of the collapsing event, which is known as a gamma-ray burst.

Dumbell Nebula - a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years.

--Pia (Dumbell Nebula-a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1360 light years.

Outer Space Image  Looks like a jellyfish in outer space. :)

This false-color composite image provided by NASA hows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's Far Ultraviolet detector (blue); the Hubble Space Telescope t (green); the Spitzer Space Telescope (red); and the Chandra (purple).

Omega Nebula, M17 (NASA, Chandra, 08/14/03) by NASA

"X-ray Champagne Flow" Uncorked in Horseshoe Nebula (A young star cluster light years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius.

"Sword of Orion" Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Megeath (University of Toledo, Ohio)Wednesday, September 21, 2011: Near the "sword" of the constellation Orion lies an active stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars. Stars more massive than our sun light the Orion nebula, seen here as the bright region near the center of the image. To the north of the Orion nebula, a dark filamentary cloud of cold dust and gas, over 5 light-years in length, contains striking…

Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the center of the image.

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