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hellanne:

(by leah goetzel)
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n-a-s-a:

Hidden Treasure in Large Magellanic Cloud
Nearly 200 000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. As the Milky Way’s gravity gently tugs on its neighbour’s gas clouds, they collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a kaleidoscope of colours, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Credit: NASA, ESA. Acknowledgement: Josh Lake
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greekg0ds:

 Mt Tamalpais, Marin County, California.
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leviathan8:

Around the star cluster Terzan 5
Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
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fuckyeahnebulas:

Omega Nebula
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villere:

North Sky (by Adrian Bucher)
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ikenbot:

M94
Distance: 5,000,000 Light Years
by Robert Gendler
On visual inspection M94 appears to be a series of ring like structures. As one of the closest starburst-ringed galaxies it possesses one of the highest optical surface brightness nuclei known.
At its center is a 1400 light year stellar bar which has been an important influence on the overall morphology of the galaxy. Surrounding the central bar is an inner stellar disk with a radius of about 2300 light years. Further out at a radius of about 3500 light years is an almost perfectly circular starburst ring.
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