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The Keyhole Nebula (which is also known as the Carina Nebula or NGC 3372) is a glowing cloud of gas, dust, and stars some 8000 light years distant toward the constellation Carina. CN is a site of active star formation, and it contains stars that are ten times as hot and 100 times as massive as the Sun. The entire CN is some 200 lights years across.

thedemon-hauntedworld: “ NGC 3372 - Keyhole Nebula The Keyhole Nebula (which is also known as the Carina Nebula or NGC is a glowing cloud of gas, dust, and stars some 8000 light years distant.

Young stars cooking in the Prawn Nebula | Petimbo. Repinned by Zach Jonesmay

Prawn Nebula/Petimbo/Not sure if this is 'art' or real. 'Petimbo' is artist on DeviantArt. Yet there is a Prawn Nebula, but not found in these colors. Constellation Scorpius, IC is an emission nebula.

This view shows part of the very active star-forming region around the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the upper left is the brilliant but isolated star VFTS 682 and at the lower right is the very rich star cluster R 136.

Part of the active star-forming region around the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the upper left is the brilliant star VFTS 682 and at the lower right is the star cluster R

Cederblad 214, aka Sharpless 171, is a young large irregular emission nebula & star forming region about 40 ly across. Powering the nebular glow are the young, hot stars of the Berkeley 59 cluster: in the Constel-lation Cepheus near its border w/the Constellation Cassiopeia

Cederblad aka Sharpless is a young large irregular emission nebula star-forming region about 40 ly across. Powering the nebular glow are the young, hot stars of the Berkeley 59 cluster: constellation Cepheus near its border w/the constellation Cassiopeia

The bright star AE Aurigae, visible toward the lower center of image, is so hot it is blue, emitting light so energetic it knocks electrons away from surrounding gas. When a proton recaptures an electron, light is emitted, as seen in the surrounding emission nebula. In this 2015 image pictured above, AE Aurigae, the Flaming Star, and the surrounding nebula IC 405, the Flaming Star Nebula, is shown 1,500 light-yrs away and spans 5 light-yrs toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).

The bright star AE Aurigae, the Flaming Star, visible toward the lower center of…

The bright streak of glowing gas and stars in this Hubble Space Telescope image is known as PGC 51017, or SBSG 1415+437. It is type of galaxy known as a blue compact dwarf. - Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA - Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

The bright streak of glowing gas and stars in this Hubble Space Telescope image is known as PGC or SBSG It is type of galaxy known as a blue compact dwarf. - Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA - Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

Betelgeuse..... the top left star in the Orion Constellation.  It's so huge, it makes our Sun look like a golf ball.

the top left star in the Orion Constellation. It's so huge, it makes our Sun look like a golf ball.

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˚Diffuse emission nebula IC 1318 surrounding star Sadr or Gamma Cygni

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