The amazing images highlighted by MSNBC include those taken by the fabulous Hubble Space Telescope of exotic galaxies and those images taken much closer to home, here on and above Earth.
The twenty-eight photographs include, at the beginning, image #1 titled “Cosmic blast zone.”
The photograph was taken by the infamous Hubble Space Telescope of the planetary nebula NGC 2818, located in the southern constellation Pyxis (“The Compass”).
The spectacular image, released near the beginning of 2009, on January 15th, shows the structure of the nebula, specifically its glowing gaseous outer layers as they have been shot away from its exploded star during its final stages of its life.
What remains of the exploded star is now a white dwarf.
The feature series of space photos appear on the MSNBC article “Space’s greatest from 2009.”
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