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recently a friend showed me this website that nasa updates each day.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

this is the most amazing picture i have ever seen of space.
this is The Tadpoles of IC 410
Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Observatory)
'Explanation: This close-up view shows a portion of otherwise faint emission nebula IC 410 in striking false-colors. It also shows two remarkable denizens of the glowing gas cloud at the right - the "tadpoles" of IC 410. The picture is a composite of images taken through narrow band filters intended to trace atoms in the nebula. Emission from sulfur atoms is shown in red, hydrogen atoms in green, and oxygen in blue. Partly obscured by foreground dust, the nebula itself surrounds NGC 1893, a young galactic cluster of stars that energizes the glowing gas. Composed of denser, cooler gas and dust, the tadpoles are around 10 light-years long. Sculpted by wind and radiation from the cluster stars, their tails tra…