WFC3 visible image of the Carina Nebula is composed of gas and dust, the pictured pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the Carina Nebula on 24-30 July 2009. WFC3 was installed aboard Hubble in May 2009 during Servicing Mission 4. The composite image was made from filters that isolate emission from iron, magnesium, oxygen, hydrogen and sulphur.
A colorful collection of 100,000 stars are displayed in this small region inside the Omega Centauri globular cluster, a dense group of nearly 10 million stars. Omega Centauri is one of the biggest star clusters in the Milky Way.
This image shows jets of gas heated to nearly 20,000 degrees Celsius traveling at more than 950,000 kilometres per hour streaming from the dying star NGC 6302, the Butterfly Nebula in the Milky Way galaxy. The star was once about five times the mass of the Sun. (NASA / ESA / Hubble SM4 ERO Team) Constellation: Scorpius Distance from Earth: 3,800 light-years
This celestial butterfly is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to nearly 20,000 degrees Celsius. The gas is tearing across space at more than 950,000 kilometers per hour – fast enough to travel from Earth to the Moon in 24 minutes! (NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team)