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Comet ISON

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Saturn, storm, rings and moons.Image…

Saturn, storm, rings and moons.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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Melotte 15 in SHO Visit…

Melotte 15 in SHO Visit http://spaceviewsandbeyond.blogspot.com/2017/10/melotte-15-in-sho.html for more space pics

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Did I just caught a glimpse of the milky way? (seriously asking)…

Did I just caught a glimpse of the milky way? (seriously asking) [OC] [3888X5184] Visit http://spaceviewsandbeyond.blogspot.com/2017/10/did-i-just-caught-glimpse-of-milky-way.html for more space pics

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Massive Shell Expelling Star G79 29 0 46 : Stars this volatile…

Massive Shell Expelling Star G79 29 0 46 : Stars this volatile are quite rare. Captured in the midst of dust clouds and visible to the right and above center is massive G79.29+0.46, one of less than 100 luminous blue variable stars currently known in our Galaxy. LBVs expel shells of gas and may lose even the mass of Jupiter over 100 years. The star, itself bright and blue, is shrouded in dust and so not seen in visible light. The dying star appears green and surrounded by red shells, though, in this mapped-color infrared picture combining images from NASAs Spitzer Space Observatory and NASAs Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer. G79.29+0.46 is located in the star-forming Cygnus X region of our Galaxy. Why G79.29+0.46 is so volatile, how long it will remain in the LBV phase, and when it will explode in a supernova is not known. via NASA

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Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 : One of the brightest galaxies in…

Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 : One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earths sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy can be found toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear . This superbly detailed view reveals M81s bright yellow nucleus, blue spiral arms, and sweeping cosmic dust lanes with a scale comparable to the Milky Way. Hinting at a disorderly past, a remarkable dust lane actually runs straight through the disk, to the left of the galactic center, contrary to M81s other prominent spiral features. The errant dust lane may be the lingering result of a close encounter between M81 and its smaller companion galaxy, M82. Scrutiny of variable stars in M81 has yielded one of the best determined distances for an external galaxy 11.8 million light-years. via NASA

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100 Steps Forward : A beautiful conjunction of Venus and Moon,…

100 Steps Forward : A beautiful conjunction of Venus and Moon, human, sand, and Milky Way is depicted in this night skyscape from planet Earth. The scene is a panorama of 6 photos taken in a moment near the end of a journey. In the foreground, footsteps along the wind-rippled dunes are close to the Huacachina oasis in the southwestern desert of Peru. An engaging perspective on the world at night, the stunning final image was also chosen as a winner in The World at Night’s 2017 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. via NASA

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M31 – Andromeda Galaxy Visit…

M31 – Andromeda Galaxy Visit http://spaceviewsandbeyond.blogspot.com/2017/10/m31-andromeda-galaxy_16.html for more space pics

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Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960), Pickering’s Triangle….

Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960), Pickering’s Triangle. Visit http://spaceviewsandbeyond.blogspot.com/2017/10/western-veil-nebula-ngc-6960-pickerings.html for more space pics

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NGC 6334: The Cats Paw Nebula : Nebulas are perhaps as famous…

NGC 6334: The Cats Paw Nebula : Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps cats are for getting into trouble. Still, no known cat could have created the vast Cat’s Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat’s Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured here is a deep field image of the Cat’s Paw Nebula in light emitted by hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur. via NASA

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