World’s Strangest

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The Helix is Looking at You

This is not the first picture you’ve seen of the Helix Nebula, but it’s the best image so far. The Helix Nebula is a cloud of gas that was left when a star expired 700 light years away from us. This image is in the near-infrared, taken using the European Southern Observatory’s Visible and Infrared Survey [...]

Gigagalaxy Zoom

This is what I ended up with after just a minute of playing around with Gigagalaxy Zoom, a project by the European Southern Observatory. Start with the Milky Way galaxy as seen by the naked eye, zoom into a section of it, then zoom to the next stage! There are lots and lots of variations, [...]