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Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri

Globular star cluster Omega Centauri, also known as NGC 5139, is some 15,000 light-years away.

Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this cosmic galaxy portrait.

Animation: Spiral Disk around a Black Hole

What would it look like to orbit a black hole?

Supernova Cannon Expels Pulsar J0002

What could shoot out a neutron star like a cannon ball?

Arp 87: Merging Galaxies from Hubble

This dance is to the death. Along the way, as these two large galaxies duel, a cosmic bridge of stars, gas, and dust currently stretches over 75,000 light-years and joins them.

Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way

This is a good month to see Jupiter.

The Local Void in the Nearby Universe

What does our region of the Universe look like?

Rumors of a Dark Universe

Twenty-one years ago results were first presented indicating that most of the energy in our universe is not in stars or galaxies but is tied to space itself.

IC 1795: The Fishhead Nebula

To some, this nebula looks like the head of a fish.

Cygnus Skyscape

This beautiful skyscape is painted across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.

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