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The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) ~ A massive spiral 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Andromeda's population of bright young blue stars lie along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)


Keck and Subaru Telescopes

from Mail Online

Astronomers discover more than 800 ‘ultra dark’ galaxies

The 'fluffy' galaxies, seen by the 8.2 metre Subaru Telescope (pictured), are very large –...

#Astronomy: #NGC1999: South of #Orion Image Data: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Additional Color Data and Processing: Robert Gendler


Mauna Kea sunset | 4 observatories, with Haleakala (Maui

from Playbuzz

Who Are You Based On Your Answer To The World's Greatest Philosophical Questions?

Omega Nebula ~ Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, the star factory also known as Messier 17 lies some 5,500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. The sharp, composite, color image shows faint details of the region's gas and dust clouds against a backdrop of central Milky Way stars. (Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope)


M57: The Ring Nebula Credit: Composite Image Data - Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler

from The Independent

Hyper cam captures stunning image of Andromeda

New pic captured by the Hyper Suprime Cam on the Subaru Telescope of Andromeda Galaxy M31 HSC Project / NAOJ

In the Center of the Trifid Nebula Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Martin Pugh; Processing: Robert Gendler


Stephan's Quintet - Four of these five galaxies are locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters taking place some 300 million light-years away. [2400 x 2102]