A Milky Way Band: John P. Gleason, Celestial Images APOD Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.
NGC 3718 also called Arp is a galaxy located about 52 million light years from Earth in the constellation auras Major. It has a warped s-shape. and it's companion are physically related members of the auras Major Galaxy Cluster
Am I the only ne who sees a baby face in the right side? There are millions of other universes with their own galaxies-- which each have their own black hole (or as some say, birth canal) where that universe was created! So amazing!
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