Nebula

A Nebula that Extends its Hand into Space

The Gum Nebula is an emission nebula almost 1400 light-years away. It's home to an object known as "God's Hand"…

2 weeks ago

Insanely Detailed Webb Image of the Horsehead Nebula

Few space images are as iconic as those of the Horsehead Nebula. Its shape makes it instantly recognizable. Over the…

3 weeks ago

See the Southern Ring Nebula in 3D

Planetary nebula are some of nature's most stunning visual displays. The name is confusing since they're the remains of stars,…

1 month ago

New Webb Image of a Massive Star Forming Complex

The James Webb Space Telescope, a collaborative effort between NASA, the ESA, and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), has revealed…

4 months ago

You’ll Need all the Internet to Download the Full Resolution of this New Running Chicken Nebula Image

Over 6,000 light-years from Earth, an open star cluster and its nebula cover a swathe of sky over 270 light-years…

5 months ago

This Dark Nebula Hides an Enormous Star

The birth of a star is a spectacular event that plays out behind a veil of gas and dust. It's…

7 months ago

Incredible New Images of the Orion Nebula From JWST

The Orion Nebula is one of the brightest star-forming regions in the sky, easily visible in a small telescope. But…

8 months ago

Astronomers Have Been Watching a Supernova’s Debris Cloud Expand for Decades with Hubble

Twenty thousand years ago, a star in the constellation Cygnus went supernova. Like all supernovae, the explosion released a staggering…

8 months ago

A Dying Red Giant Star has Thrown Out Giant Symmetrical Loops of Gas and Dust

The Gemini South telescope has captured a new image of the glowing nebula IC 2220. Nicknamed the Toby Jug Nebula,…

10 months ago

A Feline in the Heavens: The Smiling Cat Nebula

A stellar nursery sounds like a placid place where baby stars go about their business undisturbed. But, of course, a…

11 months ago