Alex Cristea

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Pink, purple and blue colliding galaxy clusters

At first glance, this cosmic kaleidoscope of purple, blue and pink offers a strikingly beautiful—and serene—snapshot of the cosmos. However, this multi-colored haze actually marks the site of two colliding galaxy clusters, .

illustration depicting the collision paths of Triangulum, Andromeda and Milky Way

The Milky Way and Andromeda are moving toward each other under the inexorable pull of gravity. Also shown is a smaller galaxy, Triangulum, which may be part of the smashup.

HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Stellar Motions in Outer Halo Shed New Light on Milky Way Evolution (02/21/2013) - Release Images

Milky Way Leftover Shell Stars Discovered In Galactic Halo - Universe Today

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The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy with several prominent arms containing stellar nurseries swathed in pink clouds of hydrogen gas. The sun is shown near the bottom in the Orion Spur.

Milky Way and Our Location

The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy with several prominent arms containing stellar nurseries swathed in pink clouds of hydrogen gas. The sun is shown near the bottom in the Orion Spur.

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Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain'

Hubble: A mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.

HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Hubble Unveils Monster Stars (03/17/2016) - Release Images

Hubble Unveils Monster Stars - Astronomers using the unique ultraviolet capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times the mass of the sun in the star cluster

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Eagle Nebula Pillar Detail: Portion of Top, as seen by Hubble. The images from the Hubble Space Telescope are like the most amazing abstract art. The universe is full of the most amazing beauty.