20 Photos from 2015 that prove that we can touch the stars

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Bright Side cannot help but be amazed by the amount of secrets our universe is hiding. Photos of stars and planets especially demonstrate the unknown. These ones, taken this year, impressed us the most.

Patrick Gilliland

Jellyfish Nebula in the constellation of Gemini is a galactic supernova remnant, a star that could have exploded as many as 30,000 years ago.

Centaurus A is one of the closest active galaxies to us. It's 12 million light-years away from the Earth.

The Perseids prolific meteor shower above Mount Rainier National Park.

This is a new perspective on the famous "Pillars of Creation" star cradle. Dark areas represent the stars that will light up soon.

Star Cluster Westerlund 2 in the Carina is 20,000 light years away from the Earth and consists of  3000 stars.

These are solar flares from January 12, 2015. Its power is 160 billion megatons in TNT. This power is so immense it cannot be replicated by humans.

This dark object in the middle of the red nebula is another nebula. Because of its shape it is called the "Horsehead Nebula".

Supernova GK Persea.

Pluto is the most famous dwarf planet in the Solar System.

Rosette nebula is the most famous space cloud made of gas and dust, the shape of which is similar to a flower. 

A plane on a background of the full moon. Space is closer than it seems.

Beautiful Andromeda Galaxy in the ultraviolet.

Milky way over the Chile sky.

The oppostite side of the moon.

Veil Nebula is a section of the outer shell of the famous supernova remnant that exploed 5000-8000 years ago. The distance from it is about 1400 light years.

Astronauts come back from orbit in a capsure on their way from the Soyuz TMA-14M to Earth. 

The "blood mood", April 4th, 2015 by Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs.

Northern Lights above England. March 17, 2015.

"Light show" on Earth, a shot taken from the International Space Station.

It seems that the group of galaxies named the "Cheshire Cat" is smiling.


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