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Tarantula Nebula  -  also known as 30 Doradus & NGC 2070  -  located 170,000 light-years away from Earth in the large Megalannic Cloud (a neighboring galaxy).

Tarantula Nebula - also known as 30 Doradus & NGC 2070 - located light-years away from Earth in the large Megalannic Cloud (a neighboring galaxy). Although I hate the name it is beautiful.

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Velvet Nebula by StellarDia: This is one of my old creations when I was doing space art. More of this stuff in the future when I finally have time to get back into it.

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and (M51B or NGC 5195, left). The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC 5195, a dwarg galxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

aka NGC 5194 the Whirlpool aka NGC 5195 (left) The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC a dwarf galaxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope

THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light

astronomyforamateurs:   Thor’s Helmet - NGC 2359 is an emission nebula that is in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 15,000 light years away and 30 light years long. The central star is Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925, an extremely hot red giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage.

Thor’s Helmet Nebula - NGC 2359 (also known as Thor's Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately light-years away and 30 light years in size. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925

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Jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions.

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That's a LOT of red. The Heart Nebula, IC lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes.

The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) - Imgur

The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)

The Bubble Nebula (NGC This world is really awesome. The woman who make…

Party Games for a Space-Themed Kids Birthday Party - great ideas for boys and girls!

Space-Themed Birthday Party Games

Reaching for the Moon: Make a Button Collage || Simple craft for toddlers and preschoolers who are starting to study astronomy

Make a button moon collage

any form with color accent use This perfect DIY Button Craft for kids – Button Moon Craft.Easy To Make and Extremely Creative Button Crafts Tutorials.

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