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Space...The Milky Way. The Milky Way is the spiral galaxy where our solar system lives. It is 100,000 light years in diameter and 1000 light years thick at the center of the galactic disk. There are 200-400 billion stars in the Milky Way. Our Sun is 26,400 light years from the galactical center. On a dark night, we can see a faint hazy whitish band of starlight spanning the sky. That band is the Milky Way galaxy.

*the gift of a starry night.oh the vastness that is portrayed on a starry night!

8,075 Likes, 27 Comments - The Hubble Scope (@thehubblescope) on Instagram: “Eagle Nebula . ”Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” .…”

8,075 Likes, 27 Comments - The Hubble Scope (@thehubblescope) on Instagram: “Eagle Nebula . ”Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” .…”


Cobalt and amber are opposites on the color wheel, creating a lovely sight for the eyes. This picture of the universe is just beautiful.


This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of a pair of star clusters that are believed to be in the early stages of merging. The clusters lie in the gigantic 30 Doradus Nebula, which is light-years from Earth. (via Merging clusters in 30 Doradus

a cosmic holiday

A Cosmic Wreath. NASA presents the 'Wreath nebula.' The nebula's official name is Barnard or IRAS Ring Regions similar to this nebula are found near the band of the Milky Way galaxy in the night sky.


Infrared telescopes can provide views of limitless galactic wonders. Find out why they provide a clearer view of space compared to other telescopes.

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The Cat's Eye nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple

NASA's GLIMPSE (Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Extraordinaire) ten-year survey was taken from earth-trailing Spitzer Space Telescope. The GLIMPSE mission was to do a deep panorama of our galaxy in the mid-infrared and to penetrate our galaxy’s dark molecular clouds where at least some of our Milky Way’s estimated 400 billion stars are actually still forming.    Continue reading "Milky Way's Vast Molecular Clouds --Where Some 400 Billion Stars and the Precursors of DNA are Incubating" »

This stunning space wallpaper reveals which is an enormous stellar nursery about 6200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy’s main spiral arms, that hosts both low- and high-mass star formation.

A crack in the Universe

Call the Doctor! Nasa spots Dr Who's crack in the universe in the middle of the Milky Way


Black holes prevent anything, including light, from escaping their grasp. A gas cloud recently found near the center of the Milky Way will be ripped apart by the central black hole later this year.

super nova  oh..... My..... God. Sooooo beautiful

Orion Messier wow this kinda of beauty is breath taking. And more inspiration for my "outer space" tattoo