Beautiful New Hubble Photo Shows Hot, Young Variable Stars in the Orion Nebula

Here’s another striking image from the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. These billows of blue and red show a detailed look…

7 days ago

This Serpent’s Tail is Made of Starry Nebulae

The ancients didn't have the scientific understanding of nature that we have now. All they could do was look up…

4 weeks ago

Here's a new Image of the Carina Nebula From Hubble

Like a famous (and photogenic) actor followed by paparazzi, the Carina Nebula is one of the most photographed objects in…

2 months ago

The Formation of the Southern Ring Nebula was Messier Than the Death of a Single Star

Astronomers have learned a planetary nebula had a much more complex origin than originally thought.

2 months ago

A New View of the Cone Nebula From the Very Large Telescope

Here’s a dramatic and spectacular new view of the Cone Nebula, as seen by the Very Large Telescope (VLT). This…

3 months ago

Astronomers Simulate the Cat’s Eye Nebula in 3D

In a recent study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, an international team of researchers led by…

4 months ago

The Webb Image you’ve Been Waiting For: the Orion Nebula

This is it, folks. Feast your eyes! It's what we've been training for—seeing the James Webb Space Telescope's first detailed…

5 months ago

Wow! Here's Webb's View of the Tarantula Nebula

Here’s the Tarantula Nebula like we've never seen it before. The James Webb Space Telescope turned its detectors towards the…

5 months ago

Brand New Stars in the Orion Nebula, Seen by Hubble

The Orion Nebula is a giant cloud of gas and dust that spans more than 20,000 times the size of…

6 months ago

Thanks to Gaia, Astronomers are Able to Map Out Nebulae in 3D

In this 2D image of nebulae in the Orion Molecular Complex, the submillimetre-wavelength glow of dust clouds is overlaid on…

9 months ago