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Choose from 273 pictures in our Galactic collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Spiral galaxy M81, Hubble image Featured Print

Spiral galaxy M81, Hubble image

Spiral galaxy M81, Hubble Space Telescope image.This was the sharpest image ever taken of M81 whenit was released in May 2007. The data werecollected between 2004 and 2006 by the AdvancedCamera for Surveys (ACS) on Hubble. Despite lying11.6 million light years away, individual starscan be identified, and numerous open starclusters, globular clusters and nebulae can beseen. M81 is the largest member of the M81 Group, one of the nearest groups of galaxies to our ownLocal Group (which includes our Milky Way and theAndromeda Galaxy). M81 is located in theconstellation Ursa Major. * The 70Mb hi-res file isa resized version of the original, which is 1Gb insize. Please contact SPL if you would like thefull size image *

© Nasa/Esa/Stsci/Science Photo Library

Dark matter distribution Featured Print

Dark matter distribution

Dark matter distribution. Image 3 of 4. Supercomputer simulation, known as the Millennium Run, showing the distribution of dark matter in the local universe. The frame is 63 megaparsecs (206 million light years) in distance across. Dark matter is a form of matter that cannot be detected by telescopes as it emits no radiation. It is thought that cold dark matter first formed after the Big Bang. This matter then collapsed under its own weight to form vast halos (bright yellow) which sucked in normal matter to form visible matter, such as galaxies. This simulation was created in 2005 by the Virgo Consortium of international scientists using supercomputers at the Max Planck Society, Germany. For complete sequence, see images R980/209 - R980/212


Cartwheel galaxy, multi-wavelength image Featured Print

Cartwheel galaxy, multi-wavelength image

Cartwheel galaxy, multi-wavelength image. Around 100 million years ago, a smaller galaxy passed directly through the centre of the Cartwheel galaxy. This caused shock waves to propagate out through the galaxy, which caused bursts of star formation. The bright blue ring marks the region where huge, powerful ultraviolet-emitting stars have formed. The inner orange ring is the second wave, but this has far less star formation than the first wave. It is not known if the colliding galaxy was one of the two at lower left. The images were taken in X-rays by the Chandra Space Telescope (purple), in UV by GALEX (blue), in green light by the Hubble Space Telescope, and in infrared by the Spitzer Space Telescope (red)

© Nasa/Jpl-caltech/Science Photo Library