This star-forming region of ionised hydrogen gas is in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy which neighbours the Milky Way. It is home to many extreme conditions including supernova remnants and the heaviest star ever found. The Ta
The Whirlpool Galaxy, a classic spiral galaxy, is pictured in this NASA handout photo. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, also known as NGC is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky.
30 Doradus is the brightest star-forming region visible in a neighboring galaxy and home to the most massive stars ever seen. The nebula resides light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.
The Tarantula Nebula in a composite image that combines data from three telescopes: Chandra (blue), Hubble (green), and Spitzer (red). The nebula is one of the largest star-forming regions in our cosmic backyard-Photograph: Chandra X-ray Observatory
Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about years ago. Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one of the best-known superno
Cosmic Zoom Lens A massive cluster of yellowish galaxies seemingly caught in a spider web of distorted background galaxies Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Gravity of the cluster's trillion stars acts as a cosmic "zoom lens," bending & magnifying the light of the galaxies located far behind it, a technique called gravitational lensing Faraway galaxies appear in the Hubble image as arc-shaped objects around cluster Abell 1689 Image Credit: NASA