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NGC 4866 is a lenticular galaxy located 80 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. It was discovered by British astronomer Sir William Herschel on January 14, 1787.

NGC 4866 is a lenticular galaxy located 80 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. It was discovered by British astronomer Sir William Herschel on January

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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

IC 5148 é uma nebulosa planetária bela localizada a cerca de 3.000 anos-luz de distância, na constelação de Grus (The Crane). A nebulosa tem um diâmetro de um par de anos-luz, e ainda está a crescer a mais de 50 quilómetros por segundo - uma das nebulosas planetárias em mais rápida expansão conhecida.

From Cosmic Spare Tyre to Ethereal Blossom - IC 5148 is a beautiful planetary nebula located some 3000 light-years away in the constellation of Grus (The Crane).

Localizado na direção da constelação de Dorado na Grande Nuvem de Magalhães, o objeto resplandecente conhecido como NGC 2060 é o resultado de uma supernova.

Supernova Remnant NGC 2060 - NGC 2060 was a supernova that occurred in Large Magellanic Cloud and is part of Tarantula Nebula. The name NGC 2060 is also used for the associated star cluster. It was formed by a supernova about years ago.

APOLO11.COM - Hubble: Eta Carinae e a expansão da Nebulosa do Homúnculo

Eta Carinae and the Expanding Homunculus Nebula How did the Eta Carinae star system create this unusual expanding nebula? About 170 years ago, the southern star system Eta.

Nebulosa esmeralda brilhante vista pelo Telescópio Espacial Spitzer da NASA é uma reminiscência de um anel brilhante. Os astrónomos acreditam que anéis como este são realmente esculpidas pela luz poderosa de gigantes estrelas "O". Estas estrelas são o tipo mais maciço de estrelas conhecidas.

This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has been sculpted by the powerful light of giant "O" stars. O stars are the most massive type of star known to exist. Named RCW this region of hot gas and glowing dust can be found in

Nebulosa do Anel. NGC 6720 ou M57.

n this composite image, visible-light observations by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are combined with infrared data from the ground-based Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona to assemble a dramatic view of the well-known Ring Nebula.

São Paulo - Conhecida como “Olho de Deus”, a nebulosa Helix teve essa incrível imagem capturada pela Nasa. A tonalidade violeta foi registrada pelo telescópio Galaxy Evolution Explorer, também chamado de Galex, no Instituto de Tecnologia de Passadena, na Califórnia (Estados Unidos).

A dying star throws a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by

A nitrogen-rich nebula

A nitrogen-rich nebula - This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a planetary nebula named NGC located about 4000 light-years away in the southern constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion).

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The Superbubble : What created this gigantic hole? The vast emission nebula in our neighboring galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud has a large, 250 light-year hole and astronomers are trying to.