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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Found 5,000 light years away, the Bubbly Nebula is a planetary nebula appearing in the large but faint constellation Camelopardalis. Discovered by William Herschel in 1787, the nebula is just under 5,000 light-years away from us. Astronomers have modeled the three-dimensional structure of the nebula, finding it to be a cloud shaped as an irregular ellipsoid filled with bumpy and bubbly regions.

Bubbly NebulaSource and image: nasa.gov

Located some 10 billion light years away, this enormous water vapor cloud is estimated to hold up to 140 trillion times the mass of water found in all Earth´s oceans. The water surrounds a huge, feeding black hole, called quasar APM 08279+5255 that was discovered in 1998.

water vapor cloudSource and image: nasa.gov

This bizarre dot resembling an eye can be found on Jupiter, the biggest planet of the Solar System. Known as the Great Red Spot, it is a giant storm that is known to have existed since at least the 17th century when it was first seen by telescope.

JupiterSource and image: nasa.gov

What looks like a giant smiling face is the center of the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849. Galaxy clusters are the most massive structures in the Universe and exert such a powerful gravitational pull that they warp spacetime around them and act as cosmic lenses which can magnify, distort and bend the light behind them.

galaxy clusterSource and image: nasa.gov

Located in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius, the Trifid Nebula is easy to find even with a small telescope. This spectacular false-color view is courtesy of the Spitzer Space Telescope. Astronomers have used the Spitzer infrared image data to count newborn and embryonic stars that otherwise lie hidden in the natal dust and glowing clouds of this intriguing stellar nursery.

Trifid NebulaSource and image: nasa.gov

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