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The European Space Agency (ESA) just released their satellite Gaia's "First Sky Map" showing our entire Milky Way Galaxy in one single image, the first of it's kind, from long-awaited space science technology.

According to Digg, "when Gaia completes its mission, humanity will have the most accurate and complete catalog of celestial bodies in the Milky Way."
















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Via: NASA
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Here's a strange view of the Hercules A galaxy and its massive plasma jets stretching over one million light years , combined from a visible light image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and a radio image take by the Very Large Array (VLA) of radio telescopes in New Mexico, USA. While the physics behind the shape of the jets remain unanswered, NASA says it is likely related to a supermassive black hole at the dead center of the image, which is estimated to be nearly 1,000 times more massive than the black hole at our Milky Way's center.

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Via: NASA
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This stunning panoramic image from the Hubble Legacy Archive shows the Tadpole Galaxy (Arp 188), which is 420 million lights-years away toward the northern constellation Draco with a visually striking tail that stretches more than 280 thousand light-years in length and features brilliantly shining blue star clusters.



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