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ohstarstuff:

This magical composite image from Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red) presents an incredible display of the colliding Antennae galaxies. The Antennae galaxies take their name from the long antenna-like “arms” produced by tidal forces generated in the collision. Beginning 100 million years ago, the collision has triggered the formation of millions of stars in clouds of dusts and gas in the galaxies. The most massive of these young stars have already sped through their evolution in a few million years and exploded as supernovas, enriching the intergalactic gas with elements like oxygen, iron, and silicon that will be incorporated into new generations of stars and planets.
(Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.DePasquale; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/STScI)

ohstarstuff:

This magical composite image from Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red) presents an incredible display of the colliding Antennae galaxies. The Antennae galaxies take their name from the long antenna-like “arms” produced by tidal forces generated in the collision. Beginning 100 million years ago, the collision has triggered the formation of millions of stars in clouds of dusts and gas in the galaxies. The most massive of these young stars have already sped through their evolution in a few million years and exploded as supernovas, enriching the intergalactic gas with elements like oxygen, iron, and silicon that will be incorporated into new generations of stars and planets.

(Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.DePasquale; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/STScI)

stilinskiclaus:

I don’t understand why people aren’t interested in Astronomy.

You can look up into the night sky and see a fucking galaxy with your naked eye. You can see cosmic structures that are millions of light years across and if you don’t think that’s the coolest fucking shit then I don’t know what to tell you.

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kenobi-wan-obi:

LDN 1622 The Boogie Man Nebula
Image Copyright: Yuriy Toropin
Lynds’ Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only easily seen in long telescopic exposures of the region.
LDN 1622 lies near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, close on the sky to Barnard’s Loop - a large cloud surrounding the rich complex of emission nebulae found in the Belt and Sword of Orion.

kenobi-wan-obi:

LDN 1622 The Boogie Man Nebula

Image Copyright: Yuriy Toropin

Lynds’ Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only easily seen in long telescopic exposures of the region.

LDN 1622 lies near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, close on the sky to Barnard’s Loop - a large cloud surrounding the rich complex of emission nebulae found in the Belt and Sword of Orion.