Image 1

Supernova 1994D, visible as the bright spot at the lower left, occurred in the outskirts of the disk galaxy NGC 4526.

Image 2

Radiation from hot stars off the top of the picture illuminates and erodes this giant, gaseous pillar.

Image 3

V838 Mon is located about 20,000 light-years away from Earth at the outer edge of the Milky Way.

Image 4

The Sombrero Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo approximately 30 million lights years away.

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This region of active current star formation is part of a diffuse emission nebula about 6,500 light-years away.