Nebulae

Why Does the Butterfly Nebula Look Like This?

The Butterfly Nebula is changing, and astronomers are puzzled as to why these changes are occurring. Observations of this planetary…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

On its Hunt for Dark Energy, a Telescope Stopped to Look at the Lobster Nebula

It takes a wide view to study dark energy, which also gives us a great look at some nebulae.

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

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 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 years 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…

4 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…

9 years ago