Peony nebula star - WR 102ka - is located in the Peony nebula, the reddish cloud of dust in and around the white circle, surrounding the star. (Image: Spitzer Space Telescope) Mona Evans, "Nebulae" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43407.asp
Turquoise plumes in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC is satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. This image shows part of the Tarantula Nebula's outskirts. (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA) Mona Evans, "Nebulae" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43407.asp
A spectacular Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the heart of the Lagoon Nebula. Seen as a massive cloud of glowing dust and gas, bombarded by the energetic radiation of new stars, this placid name hides a dramatic reality.