Witch's Broom Nebula: The Witch's Broom Nebula is also part of the famous Veil Nebula complex, this being the western portion. The entire complex is the remnant of a powerful supernova explosion which occurred thousands of years ago, sending elements forged in the destroyed stars core into space. The bright star is 52
The Mineral Moon (NASA/JPL) - this mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in 1992. The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light.
The Cartwheel galaxy as seen by 3 space telescopes. 100 million years ago, another, smaller galaxy tumbled through the Cartwheel galaxy and left behind "ripples" of star creation. The outer ring is the first ripple, with high ultraviolet output, and the inner yellow spot is from the second ripple, which was smaller and high in infrared output. From NASAimages.org #space #cartwheel | http://exploringuniversecollections.blogspot.com
“If you stare at the center of the universe, there is coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn't care about us. Time doesn't care about us. That's why we have to care about each other.” -David Levithan "Every day"
“We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I'd never heard of them. Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own.” Brian Andreas