The Eye of God~~Dust and the Helix Nebula ~ Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The eerie Spitzer Space Telescope image shows infrared radiation from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius
(we're the red dot) Laniakea is Hawaiian for "immeasurable heaven", mapped only in 2014 using velocities, this is our home of the Milky Way spiral galaxy & other galaxies as our neighbours in a galactic supercluster
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.
Seepferdchen in der Großen Magellanschen Wolke Credit: NASA, ESA und Mario Livio (STScI)
“ This is a deep image of the Sword of Orion - the three stars that make up the weapon hanging off the belt of this famous celestial hunter. The image showcases the amazing mix of physical and optical.