25 Space Images That Will Blow Your Mind Away

There is no denying that the outer space is home to some of the most fascinating things and phenomena humans have ever seen. In the past, people rather imagined what was up there but these days, with all the modern technologies, telescopes and other astronomical devices, we have quite a good idea of what the surrounding universe looks like. As you are about to see it for yourself, some of the pictures taken by NASA telescopes thousands and millions light years away are just unearthly beautiful. From breathtaking photos of nebulas and gas clouds to the iconic Pillars of Creation, these 25 Space Images Will Blow Your Mind Away.

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This spectacular picture features cosmic pairing of the star Hen 2-427 and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it. The nebula M1-67 is estimated to be no more than 10,000 years old — just a baby in astronomical terms — but it makes truly beautiful and magnificent sight.

A cosmic coupleSource and image: nasa.gov
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Final moments of a dying star. While a star´s death may only last mere moments on a cosmological timescale, it is still quite lengthy by our standards, lasting tens of thousands of years. After a star has burned out its fuel supply, its remnants (depending on the mass during its lifetime) can take one of three forms: white and black dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

dying starSource and image: nasa.gov

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What looks like a giant celestial firework show is actually a cluster of young stars flaring to life. Stellar evolution starts with the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud. Typical giant molecular clouds are roughly 100 light-years across and contain up to 6,000,000 solar masses (1.2×1037 kg).

star clusterSource and image: nasa.gov
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Spanning about 10 light years, the Crab Nebula is the result of a supernova noted by Earth-bound chroniclers in 1054 A.D. Spanning about 10 light-years, the nebula contains a pulsar - a neutron star as massive as the Sun but with only the size of a small town.

Crab NebulaSource and image: nasa.gov

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This is the center of Messier 22, an elliptical globular cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. Messier 22 is one of about 150 globular clusters in the Milky Way and at just 10,000 light-years away, it is also one of the closest to Earth. It was discovered in 1665 by Abraham Ihle, making it one of the first globulars ever discovered.

Messier 22Source and image: nasa.gov


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