“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and it will bring back a new life with new feelings”

Space is surrounded with incredible mysteries hidden throughout our vast universe. In this inspirational blog, Stocktrek explores the many beautiful photographs of astrophotography: Star-forming reflection nebulae and emission nebula, The Great Andromeda Galaxy, the infamous Orion Nebula with it’s vibrant colors, and infinite amounts of other interstellar clouds rich with gas, plasma and dust.

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Dark Nebula: A type of interstellar cloud, dense in nature and obscures the light from the background emission or background stars. The largest dark nebula is visible to our naked eyes, appearing as dark pieces against the brighter background of the Milky Way. They contain much of the mass of the interstellar medium and have an average density of 100 to 300 molecules per cubic centimeter.

Emission Nebula:  A cloud of high temperature ionized gas emitting light of various colors. The most common type of emission nebula are H II regions, in which star formation is taking place. In many emission nebulae, an entire cluster of young stars is doing the work.

Reflection Nebula: Created when light from nearby stars is scattered or reflected off neighboring clouds of interstellar dust. These are usually sites of star formation. The nebulosity surrounding the stars in the Pleiades is perhaps the most well known example of a reflection nebula.  Reflection nebulae and emission nebulae are often seen together and are sometimes both referred to as diffuse nebula.

Irregular Galaxy: A galaxy does not have a discrete regular space unlike a spiral galaxy. The shape of an irregular galaxy is uncommon that don’t fail into any of the regular classes of the Hubble sequence. This form of galaxies has masses in the range 108 to 1010 solar masses, diameters from 1 to 10 kpc.

Spiral Galaxy: A spiral galaxy contains a flat and rotating disk, which further contains stars, gas and dust, and a central concentration of stars known as the lump. About 60% of galaxies in the universe near us are spiral galaxies. They are mostly found in low-density parts of the universe.

The Andromeda Galaxy: The nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way. It is sometimes referred to as Messier 31 or NGC 324.  Moreover scientists estimate it to be 7.1×1011 solar masses and one of the brightest Messier objects, making it visible to the naked eye on moonless nights in areas with low light pollution.

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