The stellar nursery of the Carina Nebula. What appears to be a craggy mountaintop enshrouded by wispy clouds, is actually a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars.
The region of Orion and Monoceros has unique importance as one of the great regions of active star formation in our galaxy. Its proximity and favorable position in the sky have made this one of the most extensively studied regions in the Milky Way.
The Keyhole Nebula. Image Credit: Eduardo Bueno This image of the Keyhole Nebula was taken by Eduardo Bueno in the skies of Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, Brazil on January The Keyhole nebula is one portion of NGC also known as Carina.
is the designation for a region of glowing hydrogen gas surrounding an association of young stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby, small companion galaxy to the Milky Way visible from the Southern Hemisphere.
The colorful Eagle Nebula taken at the National Science Foundation's telescope on Kitt Peak. Located in the constellation of Serpens, the Serpent, the Eagle Nebula is a very luminous open cluster of stars surrounded by dust and gas.