17 gorgeous galaxies

Some of these galaxies look a little like colorful tie-dye experiments, others like Space Age Rorschach tests; you may even recognize a few from the posters that dotted your elementary-school science room. Take a moment and marvel at the scope and beauty of our universe in these stunning NASA images of the Milky Way and other galaxies.

Text by Chelsea Lin | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Jan 19, 2014 11:55PM

Scientists Say The Universe is 99.999% Empty Space. That Means Most Of Everything is Nothing But Energy. Matter Is Only A Fraction, A Small Miniscule Part Of The All. What We See, Hear, Taste, Touch, Smell, The Experience Of Matter, Is Only A TIny Part of What is in Existence. Could It Be There Are All Kinds Of Things in Existence That We Have NO Experience Of, Yet They Exist All Around Us, And We Just Are Not Privy To Them? Like Looking At Waves In The Ocean, We Can See The Waves, And Would Never Know What Is In The Ocean IF We Only Based Everything On That Experience Of Viewing The Waves On Top Of The Ocean. 
Jan 19, 2014 11:14AM
We are nothing. Barely a grain of sand. Yet our reason for being is to create a Hell out of the only home we have, and any others we can find in the future. 
Jan 19, 2014 7:41AM
Tr all you MORONS,who dont believe in GOD,your in for a very rude awakening when you draw your last breath
Jan 18, 2014 7:59PM
I'm glad we can have confidence that God is still in control of our galaxy and that He will take care of all problems on earth. Thank God.
Jan 18, 2014 7:12AM

If you get a chance, check out M42 in Orion and if your scope is good enough, you should be able to split the double stars.

Jan 18, 2014 12:05AM
This is an awesome universe and it's pictures are breath taking. Praise the creator of this vast universe!
Jan 17, 2014 11:10PM
Not just a Creator! But Merciful & Loving! He gave us the first play ground & zoo! What's His Name? Jesus!!!
Jan 17, 2014 11:09PM
some power told the heavens to SING..........they ROARED!!!!!!!!!!!!! the CREATION expresses the CREATOR.......................
Jan 17, 2014 11:04PM
Does anyone else see the ladies face in the second picture. They are all amazing and I think the last on resembles an angel. No I'm not taking anything.
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