Cosmic clouds of gas and dust drift across this magnificent mosaic covering a degree field within the high flying constellation Cygnus. - Credit: Bob Caton, Al Howard, Eric Zbinden, Rogelio Bernal Andreo;
Hubble snaps NGC 5189 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly coloured ribbon in space.
Pismis located at the core of small open star cluster Pismis can be seen in this image provided by NASA and ESA. The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends on the arm of the Sagittarius constellation.
NGC 660 lies 20 million light-years away in the constellation Pisces. Polar ring galaxies appear rarely, with stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings over their poles. Get in the Ring Credit: Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA
Galaxy Arp the tadpole galaxy is a mere 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Draco. Its eye-catching tail is about 280 thousand light-years long and features massive, bright blue star clusters.