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This stunning image reveals the Cone Nebula (NGC 2264), which consists of a glowing cloud of ionized gas excited by the surrounding hot, massive young blue stars. Strong winds of particles blow from these stars, shaping the residual gas left from a spent star formation region, creating these structures with striking appearances.

The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Wallpaper download options available here: Also known as NGC 253, the Sculptor galaxy is part of a cluster of galaxies visible to observers in the Southern hemisphere.

Andromeda Galaxy

Humid, summer weather didn't burst veteran astrophotographer Terry Hancock's ( cosmic bubble when he spent three nights capturing this beautiful image of NGC 7635, also known as the Bubble Nebula. Hancock took the photo from Down Under Observatory in Fremont, Mich. after 11 hours of exposure time on the nights of Aug. 15, 16 and 18.

The dazzling pink spiral of the Pinwheel Galaxy shines in this stunning new image by space photographer John Chumack ( Find out how Chumack captured the Pinwheel Galaxy, also known as M33 or the Triangulum Galaxy.

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

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10 Years of Mesmerizing Photos From NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

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A Year of Incredible Space Photos: Royal Observatory's Winning Images

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Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

Can a human being live longer than 120 years?

A human cell can divide roughly 50 times before it dies out. It's called the Hayflick limit, and it's become a real headache for the anti-aging science. As long as the limit holds, it suggests a maximum human lifespan of 120 years — but a new crop of research suggests the limit may not be as hard …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.<p>The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

Daytime moon, west after sunrise

In the next few mornings, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon. The September 2018 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous …

8 Of The Prettiest Space Photos Of The Year

The Royal Greenwich Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners are on display now in London. Time to drop whatever it was you were doing and look at some star porn.<p>The winners of the fifth annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards from the Royal Observatory Greenwich have just …

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