Located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, the galaxy looks like a wagon wheel. The galaxy's nucleus is the bright object in the center of the image; the spoke-like structures are wisps of material connecting the nucleus to the outer ring of young stars. The galaxy's unusual configuration was created by a nearly head-on collision with a smaller galaxy about 200 million years ago.
In pictures: National Geographic photo contest 2012
Crop of photo by Peter Delaney - "He is big 4 meters tall and over 4 ton in weight, he is the "Godfather". In one fluid movement he sprays his forehead and for one brief moment he is covered in the magic of dust and light. Etosha, Namibia."
"Standing Bull" by Terence Coventry. [Image #9 of Week: Sept 23th - 27th] This bronze sculpture is really cool because of the use of shapes to make the figure and the overall simplicity. I also wonder what the bull is looking at...