A collection of beautiful nebula images. A nebula is an interstellar cloud made up of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases. They are often star forming regions. These images show the birthplaces of stars.
aka NGC 5194 the Whirlpool aka NGC 5195 (left) The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC a dwarf galaxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.