Hubble snaps NGC 5189 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly coloured ribbon in space.
Astronomy Picture of the Day 2013 July 25 The Beautiful Trifid Image Credit & Copyright: Máximo Ruiz he beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in contrasts. Also known as it lies about light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius.
The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth. The warm dust in red is a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.