Nebula

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