25 Most Incredible Photos of Our Universe
Space is big, and if you have read our list on 25 crazy facts about our universe
then you know it’s also incredibly complex. As you scroll through these photos not only are you seeing some of our universe’s enormity, but you are also looking back in time thousands of years. So allow yourself be humbled because these are the 25 most incredible photos of our universe.
20. The Enigmatic Cloud
Hubble Space Telescope It’s technical name being nebula IRAS 05437+2502, little is known about this obscure nebula near the central plane of our galaxy. First discovered by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) in 1983, it was recently spotted again by the Hubble.
15. The Red Spider Nebula
Hubble Space Telescope This extremely warm nebula is home to one of the hottest known stars in the universe and it generates stellar winds with waves over 100 billion km high.
10. Butterfly Nebula
NASA/ESA Also known as the Bug Nebula, this interstellar cloud of dust and has can be found about 4,000 light years from the Earth. The dying star in the middle of this fiery explosion is actually 200,000 degrees Kelvin.
5. V838 Monocerotis
Hubble Space Telescope In 2002 the star V838 Monocerotis suddenly became 600,000 times brighter than the Sun. In fact, for a few weeks it was the brightest object in our galaxy. Moreover, due to something known as alight echoilluminating its surrounding rings of gas, the star appeared to be expanding rapidly as well. It has since died down, however, and astronomers are still no sure what caused the outburst.
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