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baconfenders #NGC7293, aka the Helix nebula. The sun will go through a similar phase shortly before its death, ~5 billion years from now. The Sun's outer layers will be ejected into space, leaving behind a white dwarf the size of Earth, but retaining most of the original mass of the Sun (NGC 7293’s can be seen in the middle of the image). Earth and the inner planets will all be long gone by then, having been consumed into the Sun during its red giant phase (the Sun’s outer layers having extending beyond the orbit of Mars). #Hubble 28min

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tetuco8000 #Repost @nasa with @repostapp.
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Sweeping a Messy Star Factory: This sprinkle of cosmic glitter is a blue compact dwarf galaxy known as Markarian 209. Galaxies of this type are blue-hued, compact in size, gas-rich, and low in heavy elements. They are often used by astronomers to study star formation, as their conditions are similar to those thought to exist in the early Universe.

Markarian 209 in particular has been studied extensively. It is filled with diffuse gas and peppered with star-forming regions towards its core. This image captures it undergoing a particularly dramatic burst of star formation, visible as the lighter blue cloudy region towards the top right of the galaxy. This clump is filled with very young and hot newborn stars.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Nick Rose

#nasa #hst #hubble #space #astronomy #galaxy #science
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emjaydavies The 2014 #NASA #Hubble #Telescope #Advent Calendar. Dec 19 is "Galaxy NGC 7049" - see comments for more. 1h
  •   emjaydavies Dust Lanes in Galaxy NGC 7049. This galaxy is located the constellation of Indus, in the southern sky. A family of globular clusters appears as glittering spots dusted around the galaxy halo. Astronomers study the globular clusters in NGC 7049 to learn more about its formation and evolution. The dust lanes, which appear as a lacy web, are dramatically backlit by the millions of stars in the halo of NGC 7049. (NASA, ESA and W. Harris/McMaster University, Ontario, Canada) 1h

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emjaydavies The 2014 #NASA #Hubble #Telescope #Advent Calendar. Dec 18 is the "Orion Nebula" - see comments for more. 1h
  •   emjaydavies Inside the Orion Nebula. This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming inside the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. The bright central region is the home of the four heftiest stars in the nebula called the Trapezium. Ultraviolet light unleashed by these stars is carving a cavity in the nebula and disrupting the growth of hundreds of smaller stars. (NASA, ESA, M. Robberto/STScI) 1h

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emjaydavies The 2014 #NASA #Hubble #Telescope #Advent Calendar. Dec 17 is a "Celestial Spiral" - see comments for more. 1h
  •   emjaydavies A Celestial Spiral. This unusual pre-planetary nebula, known as IRAS 23166+1655, forming around the star LL Pegasi (also known as AFGL 3068) in the constellation of Pegasus, one of the most perfect geometrical forms yet discovered in space. shows what appears to be a thin spiral pattern of astonishingly regularity winding around the star, which is itself hidden behind thick dust. The spiral pattern suggests a regular periodic origin for the nebula's shape. The material forming the spiral is moving outwards a speed of about 50,000 km/hour and, by combining this speed with the distance between layers, astronomers calculate that the shells are each separated by about 800 years. (NASA, ESA, R. Sahai) 1h

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souvik0112358 This image is of an area of a fee hundred light years, contains hundreds of galaxies, each galaxy containing millions of stars each with a probability of having planets hospitable to some form of life..
Life has to be out there.... #NASA #spitzer #Hubble #HubbleDeepField
#interstellar
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vipervape Just got 10 more of the black #hubble cap for the #tugboat v1 and v2 . Viper-Vape.com 5h

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one_giant_leap The Mystic Mountain. Like the Lonely Mountain in the #Hobbit, this cosmic object is full of magic and wonder standing at 3 light years high #interstellar #astronaut #astronomy #space #stars #sauron #galaxy #gravity #hubble #lightyear #comet #cosmos #beautiful #blackhole #nasa 8h

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final_frontier_pics The Hubble Space Telescope takes some amazing pictures! #hubblespacetelescope #hubble #space #telescope #spacetelescope #spacespictures #pictures #universe #astronomy #finalfrontier #nasa #stars Picture credits to Nasa and The Hubble Space Telescope. 8h

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