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Ever wonder what’s ‘out there?’ Slooh, a website that let’s you control high powered telescopes all over the globe, shared some of their best images with us for you to check out.

Check out the slideshow below to get an amazing view of just a bit of what you can find.

 

All images courtesy of Slooh.com. For more information about their high power telescopes and space camera, please visit their site.

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The planet Venus passes directly in front of the sun on June 8, 2004 , for the first time in over a century.

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Comet Lulin emitted a strange green light in this true-color Slooh image.

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Embedded within its red emission nebula, Eta Carinae is the most massive star known. Its weight of 150 suns makes it so unstable, it will soon explode into a supernova.

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Galaxy M82, 10 million light-years away, emits violent energy and exhibits rapid star birth, thanks to a recent encounter with its neighbor galaxy.

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The Gabriela Mistral nebula looks eerily like a face in profile. In reality, the bright red line is the result of sweeping impacts of debris from an exploded star.

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Centaurus A, 14 million light-years away, is swallowing up a small spiral galaxy. At its heart is a supermassive black hole.

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Jupiter with its red spot appears with its moons Ganymede (above) and Io. Ganymede, the largest satellite in the solar system, is caught casting its shadow onto the clouds near Jupiter’s north pole.

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The Great Orion nebula in true color. This cosmic nursery measures 30 light-years from side to side, and contains dozens of newborn baby suns.

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Saturn’s bright equatorial belt is obvious, as is the wide bright “B” ring, separated from the narrower, darker “A” ring by the thin black Cassini division.

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The Silver Coin Galaxy, NGC 253, is “just” 10 million light-years away. Its reddish central glow is from cool older stars, while the outer regions give off the blue light of young hot suns.

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The Sombrero Galaxy or M104 lies 30 million light-years away, halfway to the center of the great Virgo cluster of galaxies. A one-billion solar-mass black hole sits invisibly at its center, surrounded by the thick dust lane that resembled a hat brim to early observers.

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M83 is a gorgeous galaxy seen face on. Like distant campfires, numerous pink blotches blaze in its spiral arms. Each is an enormous emission nebula surrounding a cluster of hot new-born suns.

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Few deep space objects compare in beauty to the stupendous Tarantula Nebula. Several star clusters seem caught within its gassy webs.

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The Whirlpool galaxy below, is colliding with the smaller galaxy NGC5195, above, whose gravity is pulling off a long stream of billions of suns, like taffy.

All images courtesy of Slooh.com. For more information about their high power telescopes and space camera, please visit their site.

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