Catseye Nebula

NGC 6543: Also known as the Cat's Eye, this planetary nebula is located about 3,000 light years from Earth.

This famous object is a so-called planetary nebula that represents a phase of stellar evolution that the Sun should experience several billion years from now. When a star like the Sun begins to run out of fuel, it becomes what is known as a red giant. In this phase, a star sheds some of its outer layers, eventually leaving behind a hot core that collapses to form a dense white dwarf star. A fast wind emanating from the hot core rams into the ejected atmosphere, pushes it outward, and creates the graceful filamentary structures seen with optical telescopes.

(Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J.Kastner et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI)

Cassiopeia A
Surely the stars are images of love.

Galactic Center
The skies are painted with unnumber'd sparks.

Centaurus A
Our destiny is in the stars, so let's go and search for it.

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars and see yourself running with them.

NGC 602
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

the axis of the universe—love