Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display Anomalous arms are seen in this composite image of NGC 4258 from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observator, NSF's Karl Jansky Very Large Array, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
The golden veil of light cloaks a young stellar object known only as IRAS 14568-6304. It is ejecting gas at supersonic speeds and eventually will have cleared a hole in the cloud, allowing it to be easily visible to the outside Universe.
Crab Nebula. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. ~ Psalm 19:1-4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
The supernova that wasn't: A tale of 3 cosmic eruptions! In the mid-1800s, astronomers surveying the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere noticed something strange: Over the course of a few years, a previously inconspicuous star named Eta Carinae grew brighter and brighter, eventually outshining all other stars…
Science and Astronomy Supernova Remnant N49 This beautiful structure is the result of a violent stellar explosion. Some small portions of this Nova are so energized that they are expanding outward at 5 million miles an hour! Astrophysicists theorize that pockets of matter are able to reach this speed because of the extremely powerful magnetic fields generated by a central Neutron Star.