NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 September 24 Heart and Soul and Double Cluster This rich starfield spans almost 10 degrees across the sky toward the northern constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. On the left, heart-shaped cosmic cloud IC
Each year the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope releases a brand new image to celebrate its birthday. This year, the subject of its celebratory snap is part of the Monkey Head Nebula, last viewed by Hubble in creating a stunning image released in known as…
Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.
Sharpless Star Bubble Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless it lies some light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of.
The Helix Nebula reveals the breathtaking birth of a white dwarf
ESO's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) has captured this unusual view of the Helix Nebula (NGC in this space wallpaper. The Helix Nebula is a planetary nebula located 700 light-years away.
Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain' the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
Tulip Nebula - I'm pinning this for the picture. The article says we are made of star stuff. That sounds nice and poetic, but it doesn't give you any meaning, unfortunately. Star stuff doesn't care about you.
Emission nebula NGC 7822 located in the circumpolar northern constellation of Cepheus. This image was taken by Hubble so the coloring is the Hubble palette; which uses narrowband filtering and maps Hydrogen green, Oxygen blue and Sulfur red.
Best Of European Space Agency Photos - Herchel's Image Of Andromeda Galaxy The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory took this infrared image of the Andromeda Galaxy, showing rings of dust that trace gaseous reservoirs where new stars are