Thor's Helmet Nebula is seen in this image captured by tge Very Large Telescope on the occasion of ESO's 50th anniversary. This object, also known as NGC 2359, lies in the constellation of Canis Major. The helmet-shaped nebula is around 15,000 light-years away from Earth and is over 30 light-years across. The helmet is a cosmic bubble, blown as the wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble's centre sweeps through the surrounding molecular cloud. (We can't help thinking it looks more lik
Helix Nebula - Unraveling at the Seams: A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which NASA has lent to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core. eye-shaped nebula with pink center in a star field
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, captured this image of a star-forming cloud of dust and gas located in the constellation of Monoceros. The nebula, commonly referred to as Sh2-284, is relatively isolated at the very end of an outer spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. In the night sky, it’s located in the opposite direction from the center of the Milky Way.
The Helix nebula Feel like you are being watched? This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet notable for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.
In this undated image taken by the WISE telescope a massive star is shown plowing through space dust. The result is a brilliant bow shock, seen here as a yellow arc.
Dunes in Noachis Terra Region of Mars
Young Stars In The Small Magellanic Cloud
Color Mosaic Of The Galactic Center
Dust Band Around Nucleus Of Black Eye Galaxy M64
Combined X-Ray And Optical Images Of The Crab Nebula
Light Echo Illuminates Dust Around Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis