Nebula

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A is Lopsided

Cassiopeia A is the remnant of a supernova that exploded 11,000 light-years away. The light from the exploding star likely…

2 years ago

Latest Hubble Image Shows the Star-Forming Chamaeleon Cloud

Stars form inside vast collections of molecular hydrogen called molecular clouds, sometimes called stellar nurseries or star forming regions. Instabilities…

2 years ago

Astronomers Discover a Totally New Kind of Nebula

Most Universe Today readers are familiar with nebulae. They're gaseous structures lit up with radiation from nearby stars, and they're…

3 years ago

Colliding Gases at the Heart of the Running Man Nebula

New images of the Running Man Nebula taken by Hubble provide insight into how young stars and debris disks are…

3 years ago

This is a Classic Example of a Reflection Nebula, Where the Reflected Light From Young Hot Stars Illuminates a Protostellar Cloud of Gas and Dust

The interplay of energy and matter creates beautiful sights. Here on Earth, we enjoy rainbows, auroras, and sunsets and sunrises.…

3 years ago