eagle nebula

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 Webb’s View of the Pillars of Creation

The James Webb Space Telescope is living up to expectations. When it was launched, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said it…

4 months ago

New Hubble Image Shows Dark Cocoons Where New Stars are Forming

Star formation is a complex process. But in simple terms, a star forms due to clumps and instabilities in a…

1 year ago

Messier 16 (M16) – The Eagle Nebula

Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the…

7 years ago

How Far Back Are We Looking in Time?

When we look out into space, we're also looking back into time. Just how far back can we see? The…

8 years ago

Hubble Makes ‘Pillars Of Creation’ Look Better Than Ever

When you look at that image on the right, make sure to thank the STS-125 crew. And all the people…

8 years ago

The Making of the Pillars of Creation

It’s one of the most iconic images of the modern Space Age. In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope team released…

9 years ago

‘Elephant Trunks’ Crowd Distant Star Cluster, Raising New Questions About Stellar Formation

Star winds are pushing the gas around NGC 3572 into "elephant trunks", as you can see if you look carefully as…

9 years ago

Help! My Stars are Leaking!

[/caption] Star clusters are wonderful test beds for theories of stellar formation and evolution. One of the key roles they…

11 years ago

Hubble Takes a Spectacular Look Inside the Eagle Nebula

[/caption] There are some stellar powerhouses inside the Eagle Nebula, and Hubble has captured a collection of these hot, blue…

12 years ago