Cone Nebula also known as "Jesus Nebula"
stellar-indulgence: Space Storm
Hubble captures view of “Mystic Mountain” | ESA/Hubble
Hubble captures view of “Mystic Mountain”
Stars are often born in clusters, in giant clouds of gas and dust. Astronomers have studied two star clusters using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared telescopes.This composite image shows one of the clusters, NGC 2024, which is found in the centre of the so-called Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth. In this image, X-rays from Chandra are seen as purple, while infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are coloured red, green, and blue.
NGC 2024 is found in the center of the Flame Nebula about 1,400 light years from Earth
On July 19, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a rare image of Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon.
The galaxy is officially named Messier 51 (M51) or NGC 5194, but often goes by its nickname of the “Whirlpool Galaxy.” Like the Milky Way, the Whirlpool is a spiral galaxy with spectacular arms of stars and dust. M51 is located 30 million light years from Earth, and its face-on orientation to Earth gives us a perspective that we can never get of our own spiral galactic home.
Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays | NASA
Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays
Colorful Clouds Near Rho Ophiuchi (Aug 28 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Tom O'Donoghue Explanation: Why is the sky near Antares and Rho Ophiuchi so colorful? The colors result from a mixture of objects and processes. Fine dust illuminated from the front by starlight produces blue reflection nebulae. Gaseous clouds whose atoms are excited by ultraviolet starlight produce reddish emission nebulae. Backlit dust clouds block starlight and so appear dark. #astronomy
Colorful clouds appear near the Rho Ophiuchi Nebula in this photo. Astrophotographer Tom O'Donoghue took this image from Spain beginning in the summer o f 2011. He completed imaging in the summer of 2012 after a total of twenty five nights.
Spectacular Nebula Shines Bright in Night Sky Photo
Mist in the Canyon A mist of water ice crystals hangs in the "Grand Canyon of Mars," Valles Marineris. Observed by the Mars Express orbiter. ESA / G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany) / Bill Dunford
Mist in the Canyon | The Planetary Society
Streamers and Clumps July 2, 2014 - The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 7, 2006 at a distance of approximately 1.9 million kilometers (1.2 million miles) from Saturn and at a Sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 163 degrees. Image scale is 11 kilometers (7 miles) per pixel. - #Saturn
Streamers and Clumps July 2, 2014 - The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 7, 2006 at a distance of approximately 1.9 million kilometers (1.2 million miles) from Saturn and at a Sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 163 degrees. Image scale is 11 kilometers (7 miles) per pixel.
Daily Rings: Streamers and Clumps
Solar Eclipse ~ by Tomas Johansson
Simeis 147 (Spaghetti Nebula, or Sharpless 2-240) is a large supernova remnant in the constellations of Taurus and Auriga. It's a result of supernova explosion about 40 000 years ago. This nebula covers about 3° and is approximately 3000 light years away which means that the real size is about 140 light years.
Supermassive Black Hole Shows Strange Gas Movements