The World Is Freaking Tremendous and Hideous

It's hard not to love space, particularly, when you see photographs like these. Keep in mind, these are ALL photos of various celestial bodies, galaxies, and nebulae. There's nothing Earth-related there, and it makes my head hurt, yet positively. Now enjoy these facts!

It’s hard not to love space, particularly, when you see photographs like these. Keep in mind, these are ALL photos of various celestial bodies, galaxies, and nebulae. There’s nothing Earth-related there, and it makes my head hurt, yet positively. Now enjoy these facts!

1. The Bubble Nebula

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This is the Bubble Nebula, and it’s only 8,000 light-years away from Earth. Basically, we’re cosmic neighbors.

2. An open cluster

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A group of stars that are held together by mutual gravitation is called an open cluster. This is one of those open clusters, located in the Scorpius constellation.

3. The Lobster Nebula

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This beauty is the Lobster Nebula, and it is only 5,500 light-years away from Earth.