Our Space has been a mystery for long and the journey to decode its secrets has intrigued many. Ever wondered why our heavenly bodies looked so spectacular and breathtaking. Telling us the story are the stunning photos of celestial objects, many of which are several light-years away. Track the recent research on this field, which has been a total enigma for all of mankind. From the recent comets, to striking craters to the ‘Eye of the God’ – here’s an attempt at unraveling the mysteries of the universe…


Recently, a brilliant spectacle of the ‘Eye of God’ was observed by astronomers. The cosmic formation is a mixture of gas and dust that comes from a fading central star. Its size is believed to be quarter the size of the moon. The ‘Eye of God’ image lies close to 700 light-years away and it is present in the constellation of Aquarius. It is believed that our solar system to could meet a similar fate five billion years from now. In this image provided by NASA shows a newly expanded image of the Helix nebula lending a festive touch to the fourth anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. This spectacular object, a dying star unraveling into space, is a favorite of amateur and professional astronomers alike. Spitzer has mapped the expansive outer structure of the six-light-year-wide nebula, and probed the inner region around the central dead star to reveal what appears to be a planetary system that survived the star’s chaotic death throes. Spitzer launched from Cape Canaveral.


This image provided by NASA shows a Hubble Space Telescope image of thousands of sparkling young stars nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar “jewel box” is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This latest image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a young star cluster surrounded by a vast region of dust and gas. The image reveals stages in the life cycle of stars.


This photo from the Hubble Space Telescope, supplied by NASA and the European Space Agency shows bright blue newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the center of a star-forming region known as N90 that has fascinated scientists. The high energy radiation blazing out from the hot young stars in N90 is eroding the outer portions of the nebula from the inside, as the diffuse outer reaches of the nebula prevent the energetic outflows from streaming away from the cluster directly. Because N90 is located far from the central body of the Small Magellanic Cloud, numerous background galaxies in this picture can be seen, delivering a grand backdrop for the stellar newcomers. The dust in the region gives these distant galaxies a reddish-brown tint.


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