Nebulae

Hubble Reveals the Final Stages of a Dying Star

In April 2021 Hubble released its 31st-anniversary image. It's a portrait of AG Carinae, one of the most luminous stars…

2 months ago

Astronomers Create 3D Printed Nebulae

Visualizations can inspire creative new ways of thinking about an object.  But holding that visualization in your hand adds a…

3 months ago

Star Formation Begins When Clouds of Gas Crash Into Each Other

To trigger star formation, you need to compress a lot of gas into not a lot of volume. To make…

6 months ago

Here’s a New Planetary Nebula for Your Collection: CVMP 1

Some stars die a beautiful death, ejecting their outer layers of gas into space, then lighting it all up with…

2 years ago

Stars: A Day in the Life

There is something about them that intrigues us all. These massive spheres of gas burning intensely from the energy of…

7 years ago

Astrophotos: A Wide Angle “Trilogy” of the North America Nebula

A perfect set of astrophotos for #WideAngleWednesday! Here are not one but three views of the North America Nebula taken…

7 years ago

Virtual Star Party – January 5, 2014: Jupiter in Opposition and 6 Telescopes!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson in Florida Michael Phillips in North Carolina Bill McLaughlin in Oregon…

8 years ago

Virtual Star Party – October 6, 2013

Another wonderful Virtual Star Party, this time with 6 astronomers broadcasting their view of the night sky live. We had…

8 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: August 6-12, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! While you start your observing week out by watching the Mars Curiosity Landing, be sure to step…

9 years ago

What Does a Nebula Sound Like?

What do things sound like out in the cosmos? Of course, sound waves can’t travel through the vacuum of space;…

10 years ago