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M83: The Thousand-Ruby Galaxx

Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra.

A View Toward M106

Big, bright, beautiful spiral, Messier 106 dominates this cosmic vista.

The Colors and Magnitudes of M13

M13 is modestly recognized as the Great Globular Star Cluster in Hercules.

Spiral Galaxy M96 from Hubble

Dust lanes seem to swirl around the core of Messier 96 in this colorful, detailed portrait of the center of a beautiful island universe.

Messier 63: The Sunflower Galaxy

A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Messier 2

After the Crab Nebula, M1, this giant star cluster is the second entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous list of things that are not comets.

A part of barnard loop and Messier 78


Astronomy Picture of the Day: M100: A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a grand design spiral galaxy.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

What is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy? Andromeda. In fact, our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: M43: Orion Falls

Is there a waterfall in Orion? No, but some of the dust in M43 appears similar to a waterfall on Earth.

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