This object is a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from a stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula. The Eagle nebula is giving birth to stars, light-years distant from us, the soaring tower is light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers tall.
An infrared image from NASA's WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about light-years from Earth. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
Galactic pyrotechnics on display in nearby galaxy By Colin Jeffrey July 2014 The spiral galaxy NGC 4258 is ejecting gas and high-energy particles in a spectacular display of galactic power (Image: NASA/CXC/JPL- Caltech/STScI/NSF /NRAO/VLA)
Storm of Stars in the Trifid Nebula. Radiation and winds from massive stars have blown a cavity into the surrounding dust and gas, creating the Trifid nebula, as seen here in infrared light by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey.
he Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion by Rolf Wahl Olsen (New Zealand). A spectacular display of light and shade with contrasting hues of the rarely imaged colourful action-packed core of the multiple star system Rho Ophiuchi.