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The Manatee Nebula

The supernova remnant, shown in radio (green) against the infrared background of stars and dust (red), is being nicknamed the Manatee Nebula. CREDIT: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer (WISE)

Universe for Facts: 'Diamond Ring' Nebula (Picture of the Day)

Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured this eye-catching image of planetary nebula PN known as Abell Created when an aging star blew off its outer layers, this beautiful blue .

Nebulosa de la Mosca (NGC 1931, Sharpless 2-237, Sh2-237). Nebulosa de emisión-reflexión y un Cúmulo abierto en la constelación de Auriga.  Ha sido referido como una "versión en miniatura de la Nebulosa de Orión", ya que comparte algunas de sus características. Contiene una versión más pequeña del trapecio en su joven cúmulo de estrellas, en la nebulosa de emisión.

NGC found in the constellation Auriga has been referred to as a "miniature…


Composed of gas and dust, the pictured pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located light years away in the southern constellation of Carina. (NASA, ESA and the Hubble ERO Team)

The Pipe Nebula - Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Pipe Nebula is part of the Ophiuchus dark cloud complex located at a distance of about 450 light-years. Dense cores of gas and dust within the Pipe Nebula are collapsing to form stars.

Because we are food of worms, lads. Because, believe it or not, each and everyone of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold and die.

Nebula types

A collection of beautiful nebula images. A nebula is an interstellar cloud made up of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases. They are often star forming regions. These images show the birthplaces of stars.

La Nebulosa Planetaria IC 1295: le nuove scoperte dal deserto di Atacama in Cile

Ghostly Green Nebula in Deep Space - This new image, released April shows the glowing green planetary nebula IC 1295 surrounding a dim and dying star. It is located about 3300 light-years away from Earth.

Molecular Cloud Barnard 68 --- Dec. 14 --- Image Credit: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO

Molecular Cloud Barnard 68 Image Credit: FORS Team, VLT Antu, ESO Explanation: Where did all the stars go? What used to be considered a hole in the sky is now known to astronomers as a dark molecular cloud.

♥ I just love looking at M 42, the Orion Nebula. .. One of the most prominent emission nebulas visible to the naked eye and a good pair of binoculars.

M the Orion Nebula. One of the most prominent emission nebulas visible to the naked eye and a good pair of binoculars