|Nick Williams' San Marin Science||
We've been studying astronomy, galaxies, and stars for the past couple of weeks. Conveniently, here are the best astronomy pictures of the year courtesy of WIRED SCIENCE. They're pretty spectacular. Click the link to see all of them
Whirlpool galaxy: a classic spiral galaxy which is currently absorbing the yellow galaxy at the top of the picture. Most of the dots in the background are also distant galaxies.
Nebula remnants of a supernova: This was a supernova (huge star explosion) 40,000 years ago. It's still expanding, but is currently classified as a nebula (cloud of dust and gas). All of those tiny dots in the background are distant galaxies.
The Witch's Broom: This is another part of a nebula from a supernova. Check out all of those galaxies in the background!!!