25 Most Incredible Photos Of Our Universe

Posted by , Updated on May 28, 2018

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These unbelievable images are the most incredible photos of our universe. Space is big, and if you have read our list on 25 crazy facts about our universe, then you know it’s also incredibly complex with many unknowns. As you scroll through these real pictures of the universe, not only are you seeing some of our universe’s enormity, but you are also looking back in time thousands of years. These pictures of the universe and galaxies will inspire you with the amazing beauty that lies within our stars. So allow yourself be amazed because these are the 25 Most Incredible Photos Of Our Universe!

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Sombrero Galaxy

sombrero galaxyHubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes

One of the most photogenic images in our universe, the Sombrero Galaxy is roughly 28 million light years away from Earth. It’s not hard to see where it gets its name from, and scientists suspect that it probably has a super massive black hole at the center. The image you see is actually a mash up of several other images taken by both the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes.

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Ant Nebula

ant nebulaHubble Space Telescope

Resembling the body of an ant, what you are looking at is actually a star in process of dying. Those jets of gas being shot out into space are actually moving at about 620 miles per second. Don’t worry though, the nebula is located approximately 8,000 light years from Earth (from left to right the image above spans a length of about 1 light year)

23

Helix Nebula (Eye of God)

eye of godHubble Space Telescope

Taken in 2003 by the Hubble Space Telescope, this image of a dying star 700 light years from the Earth saw heavy circulation on the internet and became one of the most famous deep space pictures yet.

22

Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool GalaxyNASA/ESA

What has become a classic picture of deep space, the Whirlpool Galaxy is actually visible from Earth if you can get your hands on some quality binoculars. It is believed to spiral the way it does due to the gravitational disturbance caused by the dwarf galaxy in the upper right.

21

Crab Nebula

the crab nebulaHubble Space Telescope

About a thousand years ago, a star exploded in the night sky and was recorded by astronomers all around the world. Records show that Chinese, Arab, and Native American stargazers all observed the event to be visible in broad daylight for almost 1 month and at night for over 2 years. It was until recently, however, that we could get a closeup.



Photo: Featured Image - NASA, Mountains of Dust in the Carina Nebula (Public Domain), 1. NASA/ESA, Pillars of Creation (Public Domain), 2. NASA, ESA, and M. Livio, Mountains of Dust in the Carina Nebula (Public Domain), 3. NASA, Heart and Soul (Public Domain), 4. NASA/ESA, Star Cluster in Nebula 30 Doradus (Public Domain), 5. NASA, V830 Monocerotis (Public Domain), 6. NASA, The Cat's Eye Nebula (Public Domain), 7. NASA, Double Cluster (Public Domain), 8. NASA/ESA, Hubble Interacting Galaxy NGC 5257 (Public Domain), 9. NASA, Spiral Galaxies in Collision (Public Domain), 10. NASA, The Butterfly Nebula (Public Domain), 11. NASA, Andromeda Galaxy (Public Domain), 12. NASA/ESA, Orion Nebula (Public Domain), 13. NASA/ESA, Stephen's Quintet (Public Domain), 14. NASA, Tarantula (Public Domain), 15. NASA, Red Spider Nebula (Public Domain), 16. NASA, Flocculent spiral NGC 2841 (Public Domain), 17. NASA, Edge-On Galaxy (Public Domain), 18. NASA, Heic1110 (Public Domain), 19. NASA, N90 Nebula (Public Domain), 20. NASA, enigmatic cloud (Public Domain), 21. NASA, Crab Nebula (Public Domain), 22. NASA, Messier 51 (The Whirlpool Galaxy) (Public Domain), 23. NASA, The Helix Nebula (Public Domain), 24. Hubble Space Telescope, Ant Nebula (Public Domain), 25. NASA/ESA, Sombrero Galazy in infrared light (Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope) (Public Domain)

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