Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.
HubbleSite - Picture Album: The Antennae Galaxies/NGC These two spiral galaxies, drawn together by gravity, started to interact a few hundred million years ago. The Antennae Galaxies are the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies.
The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
Ghost Nebula - a reflection nebula in the Cepheus constellation. It is located about 1500 light years away from Earth. It looks like a giant bird, ready to take flight! Photo credit: T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO