The Eagle Nebula from Kitt Peak

The Eagle Nebula Image Credit: T. A. Rector & B. A. Wolpa, NOAO, AURA

The Eagle Nebula

The famous Pillars of Creation, within M16 (NGC 6611), the Eagle Nebula. M16 is in the constellation Serpens (the serpent). The nebula is being hollowed out by a young open cluster of stars. The Eagle Nebula is about 6,500 light years away from Earth and spans 20 light years itself. It is visible with binoculars.

Helix Nebula

Awesome found in nature by Heart Nebula, NASA, very impressive.



Know Your Nebulae


The Eagle Nebula


Did you know that the galaxies and such in outer-space really aren't colored like this? It's only the infrared lighting of the camera that does that so you can decipher the different gasses within the atmosphere. I find that pretty upsetting.

~~Dust and the Helix Nebula ~ Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The eerie Spitzer Space Telescope image shows infrared radiation from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius |

NGC 602 - stunning

APOD: Star Formation in the Tarantula Nebula

A Fox Fur, a Unicorn, and a Christmas Tree (Apr 10 2012) Image Credit: Rolf Geissinger What do the following things have in common: a cone, the fur of a fox, and a Christmas tree? Answer: they all occur in the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros). Pictured above as a star forming region cataloged as NGC 2264, the complex jumble of cosmic gas and dust is about 2,700 light-years distant and mixes reddish emission nebulae excited by energetic light from newborn stars (...) #astronomy


The NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day - always humbling

The Crab Nebula

Horsehead Nebula.