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♥ I just love looking at M 42, the Orion Nebula. .. One of the most prominent emission nebulas visible to the naked eye and a good pair of binoculars.

M the Orion Nebula. One of the most prominent emission nebulas visible to the naked eye and a good pair of binoculars.

This striking star formation region, mapped in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, was recently spotted by one of Spitzer's Twitter followers searching through the GLIMPSE360 panorama of our Milky Way galaxy.

Sometimes looking at the night sky can say more about the observer than the universe - at least that's how it feels when we're looking at clouds of dust and gas that remind us of a Rorschach inkblot test.

blue nebula It's hard to escape the wonder# of the created universe#. It's humbling as you gaze into it's infinite splendor#.

Blue nebula It's hard to escape the wonder of the created universe. It's humbling as you gaze into it's infinite splendor.

The Omega Nebula (the Swan Nebula, the Horseshoe Nebula, and M17) is a star factory located approximately 5,000 light years away. (via my tumblr)

stellar-indulgence: “ The Omega Nebula (the Swan Nebula, the Horseshoe Nebula, and is a star factory located approximately light years away.

VdB 152 Reflection Nebula in Cepheus

Happy Halloween from the Universe. Described as a "dusty curtain" or "ghostly apparition," mysterious reflection nebula VdB 152 really is very faint. Far from your neighborhood on this Halloween Night, the cosmic phantom is nearly light-years away.

AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula Is star AE Aurigae on fire? Even though AE Aurigae is named the flaming star, the surrounding nebula IC 405 is named the Flaming Star Nebula, and the region.

NGC7380 - The Wizard Nebula

The Wizard Nebula is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in This reasonably large nebula is located in Cepheus.

The Running Chicken Nebulain the constellation Centaurus

The Running Chicken Nebula in the constellation Centaurus. The 'Running Chicken Nebula'?

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Reflection Nebula Messier 78 captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile.

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The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable s

The Gabriela Mistral Nebula, an emission nebula in Carina

The Gabriela Mistral Nebula: Face upon Keel - Poet's likeness immortalized in nebula - Painted among stars.

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