Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/14/14 - 3 Nebulae Parade in Narrowband This image is of three beautiful nebulae in a narrow band. Above, right of the center is the spectacular region, called Messier 8 (also known as the Lagoon Nebula). M8 (another one of its designations) was discovered by Charles Messier in the 18th century. He also discovered the region on the left; M20 (most commonly known as the Trifid nebula) Along with its beautiful, this emission nebula is huge
Ein Zwilling der Milchstraße. Die Galaxie ähnelt in ihrer Form der unserer Heimatgalaxie. Denn wie sie ist sie eine Balkenbspirale: Von einem zentralen Sternenbalken gehen gebogenen Sternenbänder ab, die sich spiralig winden.
The Tadpole Galaxy (also known as UGC 10214 or Arp 188) is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located about 420 million light-years away toward the northern constellation Draco. Its most dramatic features are an incredibly long trail of stars and massive, bright blue star clusters, reflecting the essence of our dynamic, restless and violent Universe. - Credit: NASA, Hubble, Mehdi Bozzo-Rey
#NGC1977 | Found along Orion's sword just north of the bright Orion Nebula complex, these reflection nebulae are also associated with Orion's giant molecular cloud about 1,500 light-years away, but are dominated by the characteristic blue color of interstellar dust reflecting light from hot young stars. North is down in this sharp color telescopic image from New South Wales, Australia, so the more familiar Orion Nebula borders...