The View of Stars from Space

Most of the following images are taken from NASA’s various spacecraft such as Hubble, some are taken from Earth. All of these fascinating images are of various stars in our galaxy.

This photo is a mosaic taken from Hubble. It is called “Crab Nebula” due to its shape and color. The remains of a huge stellar explosion are presented in the photo. NASA claims that observers in Ancient China and Japan recorded this supernova in 1054.

This is an image of Sirius, the brightest star of the dark night. It is the star on the far left of the photo. Sirius is more than 20 times brighter than our Sun and twice as massive.

This amazingly bright pinkish star is called the Pistol Star. It is a “blue hypergiant” and one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

This small red star located in the middle of the picture above is Proxima Centauri. It is the closest star to the Sun. It is only 4.22 light years away from us. The other stars in the background are from our Milky Way.

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