NGC 346 is the brightest star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud - a Dwarf Galaxy near our Milky Way. Massive stars have dispersed the glowing gas within and around this star cluster to form this beautiful glowing nebula.
Philae probe could be sitting on comet filled with alien life
Comet lander Philae may be sitting on top of alien microbial life and
is incapable of doing anything about it, according to leading
astronomers. The comet’s characteristics such as a black crust and icy
lakes suggest life could lie beneath the surface.
The comet, named
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has an organic-rich black crust, which
could be due to living organisms making their way beneath its icy
surface, astronauts said after studying the findings of the
European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander.