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This image really puts into perspective how unbelievably vast our universe is.

Each of the thousands of dots in this image is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars, revealed in a region of space called the Lockman hole, which allows a clear line of sight out into the distant universe, as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory.

Sadly, Herschel’s time has come to an end. http://bit.ly/ZJ2QdY


The Trapezium Cluster, is a tightly packed cluster of stars in the heart of the Orion Nebula, in the constellation of Orion. It was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1617.This particular image highlights the ridge created at the “Bright Bar” of the Orion Nebula, as the intense UV-light and strong winds from the hot Trapezium stars eat their way into the surrounding molecular cloud.

(Image Credit: ESO/M.McCaughrean et al.)


M33, the Triangulum Spiral Galaxy

Image credit and copyright: John Chumack

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NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula from the ESO

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If deep-space objects were brighter, it’d look a little something like this.

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NGC 2683: Edge on Spiral

A spiral galaxy discovered by William Herschel on February 5, 1788. It was nicknamed the “UFO Galaxy” by the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory. - Image: Composite Image from Multiple Data Sources \ Image Assembly and Processing : Robert Gendler

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M42 by mths_jcb_dnnr on Flickr.

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