M83 is one of the closest and brightest spiral galaxies on the sky. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hydra, majestic spiral arms have prompted its nickname as the Southern Pinwheel. Although discovered 250 years ago, only much later was it appreciated that M83 was not a nearby gas cloud, but a barred spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way Galaxy.  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and W. P. Blair (JHU) et al.

The vibrant magentas and blues in this Hubble image of the barred spiral galaxy reveal that the galaxy is ablaze with star formation. Also known as the Southern Pinwheel, the galaxy lies 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra.

NGC 4631 (the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell 32) is a spiral galaxy, 30 million ly away in Canes Venatici. It has a central starburst, and is interacting with dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 4627. The pair together is ARP 281

NGC 4631 (the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell is a spiral galaxy, 30 million ly away in Canes Venatici. It has a central starburst, and is interacting with dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC The pair together is ARP Space space space

Also known as The Whirlpool galaxy, an interacting, grand-design, spiral galaxy that is estimated to be 23 ± 4 million light-years from the Milky Way Galaxy. in the constellation Canes Venatici.

The Whirlpool galaxy, an interacting, grand-design, spiral galaxy that is estimated to be 23 ± 4 million light-years from the Milky Way Galaxy. in the constellation Canes Venatici.

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NGC 1300 by Steven Marx. A barred spiral galaxy about 61 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy is about light-years across; just slightly larger than our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is a member of the Eridanus Cluster.

Hubble telescope: star cluster Pismis 24  in the core of the large emission NGC 6357, which spans one degree of the sky from Earth in the direction of the Scorpius constellation  Nasa/Esa

In pictures: Top 20 Hubble Space Telescope images

The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about light-years away from Earth.

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy (the Andromeda Galaxy is one of the closest Galaxy to us, scientists even believe that someday the Andromeda Galaxy will make a collision with our Milky way and completely destroy both of the Galaxies). I learned this on How The Universe

The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) image, released in 2012, is our deepest optical view of space thus far. It shows over 15,000 galaxies from 13.2 billion years ago. Due to the length of time it takes light to travel, many of these galaxies no longer exist. If viewed from earth, the XDF image would take up about as much of the sky as one-tenth of a full moon.

Hubble sees 'deepest-ever' view of cosmos

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe — among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the telescope. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA et al

Galaxy Color Board

galaxies, can we really recreate nature with our art? Hint this is nature.

Plasma Jets from Radio Galaxy Hercules A - Astronomy Picture of the Day, 05 December 2012

Multi-wavelength view of Galaxy A Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a super massive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A.

Nebula Constellation M27 Dumbbell Chanterelle

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A Hubble Space Telescope photo of a rapidly spinning neutron star, also known as a pulsar.

A Hubble Space Telescope photo of a rapidly spinning neutron star, also known as a pulsar, millions of light-years away.

Rare explosion may have created our Galaxy's youngest Black Hole.

Chandra Photo Album: February Is a highly distorted supernova remnant in the Milky Way; evidence that there is a black hole, not a neutron star.

Supernova Remnant NGC 2060 js

Supernova Remnant NGC 2060 - NGC 2060 was a supernova that occurred in Large Magellanic Cloud and is part of Tarantula Nebula. The name NGC 2060 is also used for the associated star cluster. It was formed by a supernova about years ago.

Three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust within the Carina Nebula

Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain' the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.

Celestial Fireworks - Hubble by Deep Space Photography - Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy.

Photo: Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy.

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