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Large spiral galaxy Messier 100 appears face-on to viewers on Earth. The spiral arms make wavelike patterns in the rotating disk of stars, gas and dust. - Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum


"Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence." —Alan Watts #Hubble


Free Smocking Patterns and Plates | Click here to view all designs on the disk ( image will open in a new …


The photosphere of the Sun, taken in white light on October 13th 1989. Two large sunspots appear close together in the center of the disk.


Planets-and-Disks from the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope ( an artists concept that illustrates a solar system that is much younger than ours)


Looking like a spiders web swirled into a spiral, the galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope. Seen in infrared light, the faint starlight gives way to the glowing bright patterns of dust found throughout the galaxys disk.


Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211) - In this Hubble Space Telescope image is, Gomez's Hamburger, which was originally thought to be a planetary nebula, about 6,500 light-years away, but is now being reconsidered a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk and about 900 light-years away towards the constellation Sagittarius


October 7, 2014: India's Mars Orbiter Mission captured this view of Mars from a distance of 66,543 kilometers. The view includes the large Elysium volcanic region on Mars, and the dark swath of Terra Cimmeria across the disk to the south. Near the center of the disk is a small crater that has a large dark streak running down from it: that is Gale, home to NASA's Curiosity rover. - Image Credit: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) - via Friends of NASA

from NASA

Hubble Views the Whirling Disk of NGC 4526

Hubble Views the Whirling Disk, image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It is one of the brightest lenticular galaxies known, a category that lies somewhere between spirals and ellipticals. It has hosted two known supernova explosions and is known to have a colossal supermassive black hole at its center that has the mass of 450 million suns. Virgo cluster of galaxies.