Discover and save creative ideas

    Horsehead Nebula. It's a dark nebula of thick dust, so it can only be seen against the lighter background on the left. The Herschel Space Observatory image on the right is in infrared which can penetrate the dust. ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” www.bellaonline.c...

    3y
    3y Saved to Nebulae

    3 comments

    • Mona Evans

      Horsehead Nebula. It's a dark nebula of thick dust, so it can only be seen against the lighter background on the left. The Herschel Space Observatory image on the right is in infrared which can penetrate the dust. ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43407.asp

    • Racheal Swindell

      Horsehead Nebula. It's a dark nebula of thick dust, so it can only be seen against the lighter background on the left. The Herschel Space Observatory image on the right is in infrared which can penetrate the dust.

    • Glenn Sermos

      images of horsehead nebula - Google Search

    People also love

    images of the orion nebula - Google Search

    Eyes and Nebulas. ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” www.bellaonline.c...

    The Witch Head Nebula. It glows from light reflected from bright supergiant Rigel - Orion's left foot! Although Rigel is blue, the nebula is blue because the dust scatters blue light more efficiently than the longer wavelengths. (Image: George Greany) ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” www.bellaonline.c...

    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" www.bellaonline.c...

    The Flying Emu is an Australian aboriginal constellation that stretches across the southern skies. It's formed by the dark nebulae against the glowing background, rather than by stars against a dark background. (Image: Barnaby Norris) ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” www.bellaonline.c...

    Helix nebula. Images from two telescopes, Spitzer (in infrared) and GALEX (in uv) were combined to get this beautiful image. There was also a bit of input for the area beyond the nebula from NASA’s all-sky Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” www.bellaonline.c...

    Orion Nebula. [Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) et al.] It's the nearest star-forming nebula to us and much of the dust has been blown away giving an even clearer view. The image has been sharpened up by using data from both the Hubble and ESO's La Silla telescopes. ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” www.bellaonline.c...

    imgfave - amazing and inspiring images

    NGC 2438 is a planetary nebula, ring-shaped like the Little Ghost Nebula. Its about 3,000 light years away. The Sun will end up looking something like this - but not for another five billion years or so. (Photo: Daniel López) ©Mona Evans, “Nebulae” www.bellaonline.c...

    Blue nebula iPhone 5 Mobile Wallpaper | Images Wallpapers Pictures

    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" www.bellaonline.c...

    Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33). A dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant in the Orion Nebula, it's visible because it's silhouetted against another, brighter nebula. The prominent horse head portion of the nebula is just part of a larger cloud of dust which can be seen extending toward the bottom of the picture. (Credit Copyright: Jean-Charles Cuillandre Hawaiian Starlight, CFHT) Mona Evans, "Nebulae" www.bellaonline.c...

    Barnard 72, the "Snake Nebula" (Credit: Wikisky.org) It's a meandering lane of dark dust located about 650 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus. Several light-years long, its opaque dust blocks our view of stars within the central bulge of the galaxy… but also reveals its presence since that region of the sky is literally filled with stars. The Snake Nebula is part of the larger Dark Horse Nebula. Mona Evans, "Nebulae" www.bellaonline.c...

    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.

    Nebula

    Tulip Nebula

    The Wizard nebula

    Crescent Nebula

    images of neutron stars - Google Search

    Serenity Nebula by `Casperium