NGC 7714 ~ This unusual structure is a river of Sun-like stars that has been pulled deep into space by the gravitational tug of a passing galaxy (not pictured) during a near-collision approximately 100 million years ago.
A nebula from Latin: "cloud"is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Originally, nebula was a name for any diffuse astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way.
kenobi-wan-obi: “ The Brown Ghoul: vdB 141 “ vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh’s catalog of reflection.
The famous Horsehead Nebula is about light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
Andromeda Galaxy: nearest neighboring major galaxy to our "Milky Way Galaxy". Due to begin a collision with our Milky Way galaxy in about billion years, Andromeda is million light years away from Earth (at the speed of light).
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!
IC the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. It is 7 million light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies: Bruce Waddington