These Mind-Blowing Photos Of Space Will Help You Forget Your Hangover

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Sunday mornings are always a bit of a struggle.

You’ve been out the night before, spent too much money and drunk even more, and just want to sit on the sofa and chill while your dirty takeaway gets demolished.

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If that’s the case, instead of watching trashy TV, we’ve found you some of the most amazing pictures of space to look at, they’re mind-blowing, but in a nice, relaxing Sunday kind of way.

Unless you start thinking about the universe, and ‘greater meanings’ or the Blood Moon and the apocalypse.

In fact, just eat that takeaway and look at these pictures. No thinking required.

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This is the Veil Nebula, that covers six moons, and is 2,100 light-years away from the Cygnus constellation, the Swan.

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It was created from the remains of an exploding star, 8,000 years ago, and was unveiled by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

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The rose coloured star forming region Messier 17 is one of the sharpest images in the whole nebula, and shows intricate detail of the gas clouds, the dust and newborn stars.

The MPG/ESO 2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile was responsible for capturing this image.

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This black hole is thought to be 14 million light years from the Milky Way, and is in the central region of galaxy NGC1313.

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Here you have a colour composite of the Omega Nebula (M 17), that has a field view of 4.7 x 3.7 degrees.

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Winds coming out of the Zeta Ophiuchi star have been captured creating a bow shock, that are only seen in infrared light.

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If you really look, you will see Saturn’s moons, in the planet’s rings.

The moons are hard to spot, in part because of their gravitational influences, and in part because they often lie on the same line of sight as the rings.


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