The Huge LQG (Large Quasar Group)

The large quasar group is a massive group of quasars that spans over four billion light years.  When this structure was discovered in November of 2012, and after two months of rigorous verification, it was deemed the largest known structure in the universe.  Though no longer, as that title now…

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The Young Stars of NGC 7129

NGC7129 Young Star Cluster

The Young Stars of NGC 7129 This gorgeous loose cluster of stars holds youthful, energetic and youthful sun-like stars.  These stars, only a few million years old are creating the beautiful scenery you see here. The blue dust you see is simply just dust reflecting the starlight.  The red half-moon…

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Little Astro Planet

Little Planet Astro Camp Soponyai

Little Astro Planet These photos are just so damn cool.  This particular photo was assembled from a 33 hour long exposure covering a full 360 degrees around and 180 degrees from top to bottom.  When the photo is assembled, it almost looks like a little planet! The image photos used…

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Flying Lizard Nebula – Stars Form in the SMC

NGC602 - The Flying Lizard Nebula

Small doesn’t always mean inactive… In one of the Milky Way’s companion galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, lies a violent star forming region not discussed frequently.  Typically, we hear about the Tarantula Nebula (found in the Large Magellanic Cloud) who hosts some of the most massive stars found to date…

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Stellar Fingerprint

IRAS 12196-6300 - A Stellar Fingerprint

Hubble and a Stellar Fingerprint – IRAS 12196-6300 Showcased at the center of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is an emission-line star known as IRAS 12196-6300. Located just under 2,300 light-years from Earth, this star displays prominent emission lines, meaning that the star’s light, dispersed into a spectrum, shows…

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