When stars die, they do not go quietly. Paul Walsh photographed an exploding star (arrow) nestled inside the "Cigar" galaxy, officially known as M82. It is 11 million light years away. The other stars are nearby "local" stars here in our own galaxy. Photo by Paul Walsh taken Friday, January 24, 2014
On most weekends a historical photo is the photo of the Day and a link is provided to an issue of the 1914 San Juan Islander newspaper which was published from 1898 to 1914.