20 incredible shots showing the awesome beauty of our universe

The Cat’s Eye Nebula

Eleven rings of gas make up this nebula which resembles a magic cat’s eye. The Cat’s Eye is a dying star that throws off shells of glowing gas.

Light echo

In 2002, one of the stars in the constellation Monoceros suffered a sudden outburst. The star got so big that it became one of the brightest stars ever observed, but then it began to fade rapidly. Having passed through the dust shell, the light wave turned into light echo which can be seen using a telescope.