NGC 6888 - Crescent Nebula, is a cosmic bubble about 25 ly across, blown by winds from its central, bright, massive star. NGC central star is classified as a Wolf-Rayet star (WR NGC 6888 is about 5000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus.
Autumn Forest, Saxony, Germany photo via destiny "Witness the wondrous evidence of God's handiwork, and reflect upon its range and character." He Who is the Seal of the Prophets hath said: "Increase my wonder and amazement at Thee, O God!
The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this NASA Spitzer Space Telescope image. Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (which also includes the Big Dipper).
Zeta Ophiuchus, a massive star plowing through the gas and dust floating in space. Zeta Oph is a bruiser, with 20 times the Sun’s mass. It’s an incredibly luminous star, blasting out light at a rate times higher than the Sun! Even at its distance of
Rosette Nebula (NASA, Spitzer, This infrared image shows the Rosette nebula, a star-forming region more than 5000 ly away in the constellation Monoceros. Lurking inside this nebula are so-called 'danger zones'.
This NASA image obtained May of the Pinwheel Galaxy, or combines data in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet and X-rays from four of NASA's space telescopes. The Pinwheel galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major (also known as.
This picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as won top honors in the Deep Space category and the overall competition for 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year. The picture was entered by British-Australian photographer Martin Pugh.