The age of the universe and its vast number of stars suggests that extraterrestrial life should be common. If that’s the case, then where is everyone? In this infographic we explore some possibilities.
thedemon-hauntedworld: “ Inside the Orion Nebula The Great Nebula in Orion, an immense, nearby starbirth region, is probably the most famous of all astronomical nebulas. Here, glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense.
Nebulous Strings in the Veil NebulaThis image shows a small portion of the Veil Nebula - the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. The Veil Nebula is located in the Constellation Cygnus about light-years away.
NGC 2359 (also known as Thor's Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately light-years away and 30 light years in size. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star HD an extremely hot giant thought.
NGC 474 (= ARP is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Pisces, situated about 100 million light years away. This large galaxy is known to possess tidal tails, although their origins remain unknown.