Mid-August is the best time for stargazing: it gets dark early and the sky. And in the peak stage includes the Perseids — meteor shower, the bright lights glitter in the night. But to see the meteor shower, you need to get out of town and spend many hours outdoors. For those who are not ready to such victims, we have collected the best pictures of Perseids and other prominent cosmic phenomena. Fascinating gallery at the bottom.

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Actually, looks like the Perseids. Frame made in USA August 11-12, 2016. Fall not really stars, but meteors — fragments from comets, burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Because of this, it turns a bright fire, scribe marking the sky.

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The famous Orion nebula, taken by the Hubble telescope. A dense cloud of gas, dust and stars. Stock up on fuel and sandwiches, if you want to see live, up to the nebula is about 1500 light years.

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And this is the Horse head nebula sits in the constellation of Orion. The name she was given for a reason — in the middle really looks trippy, like a head horse. Such an unusual silhouette emerged through the cluster of young stars, their radiation and loomed the figure. By the way, in Mass Effect 3’s been hiding here the user «Cerberus».

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One of the most famous frames obtained with the help of Hubble. This is the «Pillars of creation» first captured in 1995. the photo shows gas accumulations in the eagle nebula, which are involved in the process of star formation. In other words, we see a sort of cosmic embryo. There is a version that the «Pillars of creation» exploded six thousand years ago, and now they don’t exist. But as to them seven thousand light years away, we will be able to enjoy this beauty in the telescope approximately 3019 of the year.

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Two galaxies in one image! It is believed that one that is taller, five times heavier than a younger sister. In a small but significant signs of star formation, that is, there is some no, but action. As in DK. To fly to the two galaxies 300 million light years, which is not very much, if you have ever traveled by train in Russia.

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Close your eyes children: this galaxy is called the Cigar. Well, you know why. Smart readers ought to resent this, and if the galaxy, why not a spiral? Because nature, unlike the Korean mobile brand, your galaxy makes different, not necessarily representative. However, a Cigar is just a spiral — just «Hubble», such details are not to see. And yet it is in the constellation URSA major — the same one in the bucket.

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When Musk was still vouchsafed to run astroturizm, the Sombrero galaxy, obviously, first master the Mexicans. However, they will have to wait for one problem: inside of the hat is hiding a huge black hole that weighs as much as a billion Suns combined. But is it can stop a brave muchachos?

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It was like this. Once in the Large Magellanic Cloud notably violent was born of a supernova. Flash was sent throughout the galaxy. After a couple of thousand years lights reached the Earth. In the picture — debris of the explosion. Something like a piece of space bomb, which laid a very long time.

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Something similar was shown a TV screen of your grandmother when you pressed the red button of the remote. This is actually the Red Rectangle nebula. However, no one will answer why it is red and is such an unusual shape. We only know that in the center of this design burns a couple of stars, able to exchange mass with each other. Well, at least they have real fun.

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No, it’s not the eye of Sauron. And not the pupil of your eye after a night of gunfights in RDR 2. Nebula the Snail, which is notable for the strange story of the birth. Once in its place was a star similar to the Sun. Then she exploded. This «ash» Snail and crawled out. By the way, it is very close to Earth, only 650 light years. How long will it take to reach it at the current level of technology? About ten million years. Just 33 times more than there is a reasonable humanity.

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Roughly it would look like the earth’s hourglass if their design was done by administrators of the community «Honey, you’re just a space». Irregular shape caused by the ring of gas and dust: they are revolving around stars, as if to compress it. In addition, nature has arranged in «hours» something like astronomical hospital — they say that soon in this nebula would be about 100 young stars. Almost like VK Fest.

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A little Hello from heaven. This design is called «God’s finger», and floats near the Keyhole nebula, which lives in the larger nebula. Which, in turn, gave rise to an aging star of the Keel. Such is the space needle of Koschei

And finally — video. Finish what we started — the Perseids. This video filmed by the pilot of the plane flying over Europe. Would like to be the passengers of the aircraft?

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