The Great Nebula in Orion, an immense, nearby starbirth region, is probably the most famous of all astronomical nebulas. Can be found with the unaided
The impressive Orion Nebula located about 1600 light years away, is inundated with intricate and picturesque filaments of dust. Image © Robert Fields
A composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory and the
A small, dense object and powerful pulsar only twelve miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans 150 light years.
The Boomerang nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe. Is colder, in fact, than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, at a
Stars usually create their most artistic displays as they die. Low-mass stars like our Sun and M2-9 (pictured above) Butterfly Nebula, transform themselves from normal
NGC 2392 is a planetary nebula, a phase that results when a star like the sun becomes a red giant and sheds its outer layers.
Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming in the colorful NGC 3582 nebula. The complex nebula resides in the star forming region called RCW 57.
The Red Rectangle Nebula, so called because of its red color and unique rectangular shape, is a protoplanetary nebula in the Monoceros constellation. Also known
A new infrared photograph of the iconic Horsehead Nebula by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory. Image © NASA/ESA/Hubble