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1. Grease monkeys in space

2. Some instamatic camera!

3. Image gallery

4. Quirky quasars

5. Spectacular spectrum

6. This star done gone

7. What's making these gamma rays?

8. Wheel of stars

9. Gaseous galaxy

10. Really northern lights

11. Ships do it

12. Demolition derby

 

 

  Star formation
Web-like clouds in colors of blue, purple, yellow, orange.
Say hi to a neighbor! This hairy beast is the nearby spiral galaxy, NGC 253, seen almost on edge. You're looking at clumpy clouds of gas, and bright, young star clusters recently formed in the center. This galaxy was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783 while searching for comets.

 

 

 

 
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