The Seagull Nebula. From Astronomy Picture of the Day - "This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major.
One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful This grand spiral galaxy can be found toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major).
High Resolution Image of Earth by NASA's New Suomi NPP Satellite
NASA has proclaimed this image the MOST amazing high definition image of Earth ever. This ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth was taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP.