Nebulae

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

Spitzer’s Stunning New View of the North American Nebula

[/caption] In visible light, the North American nebula resembles its namesake continent. But looking at it in the infrared spectrum,…

11 years ago

Ambitious Survey Spots Stellar Nurseries

[/caption] ESO’s VISTA telescope has begun a new survey of the Magellanic Cloud, and this spectacular image of the Tarantula…

11 years ago

WISE Covers the Heart and Soul of Infrared Astronomy

[/caption] In about six months' time, NASA's WISE mission, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, has captured almost a million images,…

12 years ago

Young Stars Blast a Hole in Space

[/caption] There is a black patch of space in NGC 1999, and for years astronomers have thought it was just…

12 years ago

Herschel Spots Previously Unseen Stars in Rosette Nebula

Wow, what a gorgeous new image from the Herschel telescope – and what makes this especially stunning is that we've…

12 years ago

New VISTA of Orion

[/caption] Oh-oh-oh Orion! The new VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) infrared survey telescope has used its huge…

12 years ago

Pretty Picture of the Week: NGC 3603

[/caption] This magnificent image of the giant stellar nursery surrounding NGC 3603 was taken by the Very Large Telescope at…

12 years ago

Stunning New Look at the Cat’s Paw Nebula

[/caption] This striking new image shows the vast cloud of gas and dust known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula or…

12 years ago

Nebula Wallpaper

Want a nebula wallpaper to put as the background image of your computer desktop? Here's a handful of nebula images.…

12 years ago