N44C is the designation for a region of glowing hydrogen gas surrounding an association of young stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby, small companion galaxy to the Milky Way visible from the Southern Hemisphere.
Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula Hubble has taken this stunning close-up shot of part of the Tarantula Nebula. 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 Tarantula Nebula is the most luminous nebula of its type in the local Universe.
Dark, cold & whipped by supersonic winds, Neptune is a hydrogen & helium gas giant in our solar system. Over 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, it takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun. In 2011, Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846. On Neptune, one "day" (time it takes to rotate once on its axis) takes 16 hours. It makes a complete orbit @ the sun in 165 Earth years. It has 13 moons & 6 rings. Photo: the "sideways" planet with vertically orbiting rings <3
Nebula N159 spans over 150 light-years and is located in the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, about 170,000 light years away. Visible in the above picture are bright newborn stars, dark filaments of dust, and red-glowing hydrogen gas. Torrential stellar winds from hot, newborn, massive stars within the nebula sculpt ridges, arcs, and filaments in the vast cloud, which is over 150 light-years across.
NGC 6914 Nebulae is about 6000 ly away, toward Cygnus & the plane of our Galaxy. The view spans nearly 50 ly. UV radiation from the massive/ hot/ young stars of Cygnus OB2 ionize the region's atomic hydrogen gas, producing a characteristic red glow as protons & electrons recombine. Embedded Cygnus OB2 stars also provide the blue starlight reflected by the dusty clouds.
A tan sólo unos 5000 años luz de distancia, la Nebulosa de la Laguna es tan grande y brillante que se puede ver sin telescopio hacia la constelación del Arquero (Sagitario). La nebulosa majestuosa se llena de gas caliente y es hogar para NGC 6530. un cúmulo abierto que se formó en la nebulosa solamente hace varios millones de años. La imagen ofrecida fue tomada en la luz emitida por el hidrógeno (que se muestra en marrón), azufre (rojo) y oxígeno (azul) y se muestra en color mejorada…
The Fox Fur Nebula ~ The region just below and to the right of S Mon, the bright star in the above picture, is nicknamed the Fox Fur Nebula for its color and texture. The blue glow directly surrounding S Mon results from reflection, where neighboring dust reflects light from the bright star. The more diffuse red glow results from emission, where starlight ionizes hydrogen gas. Pink areas are lit by a combination of the two processes. S Mon is part of a young open cluster of stars named NGC…