M81 by nasa.gov: This lovely spiral galaxy's arms curl all the way down into its center. It is one of the brightest galaxies that can be seem from earth and is located 12 million light-years away in the Ursa Major constellation.
History of The Universe
The Whole Enchilada Credit: Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute Our current understanding of the history of the universe is visualized above, with time running from left to right. We think that immediately after its creation at the time of the Big Bang, the universe expanded dramatically – an event called inflation.
Giovan Francesco Capoferri, intarsia panel in Sta. Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, depicting the universe emerging from primordial darkness - design by Lorenzo Lotto, 1524