Part of a stellar nursery nicknamed the Seagull Nebula. This cloud of gas, known as Sh RCW 2 and Gum seems to form the head of the seagull and glows brightly due to the energetic radiation from a very hot young star lurking at its heart.
Galaxy in Pink This image portrays a beautiful view of the galaxy NGC as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is viewed edge-on from the Earth, meaning we cannot easily see the spiral arms, which are full of young, hot stars.
This space wallpaper from ESO’s VISTA telescope reveals a celestial landscape of vast, glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC 6357 in a new light.
A new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the Pencil Nebula. NGC 2736 is a small part of a supernova remnant in the southern constellation of Vela.
Filigree and Shadow - Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop Nebula, taken by NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about light-years away, and is a supernova remnant, left over from