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14 Photos that Changed How We See The Earth and The Universe

By Christopher Paul, 14 June 2018

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11The Helix Nebula

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Often called “Eye of God”, this beautiful but strange object that is visible in our universe is approximately 650 light-years away from the Sun. this happens when a star, quite similar to our sun finishes its life cycle and turns into a dwarf star. Scientists estimate that in 6 billion years our sun might be another “Eye of God”.

The Helix Nebula

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12The First Photo On The Moon Taken By Neil Armstrong

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On Monday of July 21th, 1969 the immortal words of astronaut Neil Armstrong were heard, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Following that he took his first step on the moon. This was the image he took, our first look at the moon’s surface from the moon’s surface.

The First Photo On The Moon Taken By Neil Armstrong

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13A Bulge In The Milky Way

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The centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way is 27,700 light years away from us and is the most active part of our galaxy. The formation or creation of the bulge formation still remains a mystery. The bulge is an important galactic component, containing about 10 to 20% of the mass in our galaxy.

A Bulge In The Milky Way

 

14A Detailed Image Of Crab Nebula

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Found in the constellation of Taurus in the Crab Nebula. It is believed to be the remains of a massive supernova that Chinese astronomers found in 1054. The neutron star found at its centre is believed to have been formed as a result of the explosion.

A Detailed Image Of Crab Nebula

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