The alluring Cat's Eye nebula, however, lies three thousand light-years from Earth across interstellar space. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2017 January 7 Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in this alluring telescopic mosaic. The scene is anchored below by bright star Eta Geminorum, at the.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 December 14 The Lagoon Nebula in High Definition Stars are battling gas and dust in the Lagoon Nebula but the photographers are winning. Also known as this photogenic nebula is visible even without.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 December 1 Flaming Star Nebula A runaway star lights the Flaming Star Nebula in this cosmic scene. Otherwise known as IC the Flaming Star Nebula’s billowing interstellar clouds of gas and dust lie about.
Known together as Arp 240 but individually as NGC 5257 and NGC Made of gas and stars, the bridge provides strong evidence that these two immense star systems have passed close to each other and experienced violent tides induced by mutual gravity.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 November 8 The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy.