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Star Pictures: NASA's Most Extraordinary Images EVER (PHOTOS, POLL)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:30 PM ET

These extraordinary images are literally out of this world.

Galaxies and supernovae, protostellar jets and pulsars: these pictures of stars from the depths of the cosmos are spectacular, mysterious, and inspiring.

Explore the stars of the universe through the eyes of NASA's Hubble Telescope in the images below.

Crab Nebula
 
A Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, the remains of a "tremendous" stellar explosion. According to NASA, observers in China and Japan recorded the supernova nearly 1,000 years ago, in 1054.

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