5 Spectacular Portraits Of The Heavens The Carina Nebula, by ESA’s Herschel space observatory. The image shows the effects of massive star formation – powerful stellar winds and radiation have carved pillars and bubbles in dense clouds of gas and dust.
The iconic constellation of known as the Southern Cross, lies right in the middle of the disk of our galaxy, and so is strewn with turbulent gas and dust. This Herschel image reveals just how complex and chaotic this region is. - Photo by ESA/SPIRE/PACS
The North American Nebula. This swirling landscape of stars is known as the North American nebula. In visible light, the region resembles North America, but in this new infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the continent disappears.
This stunning space wallpaper reveals which is an enormous stellar nursery about 6200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy’s main spiral arms, that hosts both low- and high-mass star formation.
Also known as the Seven Sisters and the Pleiades lies about 400 light years away toward the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). Pleiades Deep Field Image Credit & Copyright: Stanislav Volskiy via apod.
Christmas Tree Cluster Taken at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, this image features a region of space 30 light-years across. Contained within it are the beautiful Christmas Tree star cluster and the Cone nebula.