Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this stunning new observation by the awesomely powerful MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Continue reading →
If you like planetary nebulae you may want to put a ring on this one. On second thoughts, it looks like this one's taken; it already has a ring! Continue reading →
In honor of its 24th year in orbit Hubble releases a stunning new image revealing pillars of sculpted gas and dust inside the Monkey Head Nebula. Continue reading →
From afar, the Orion Nebula looks peaceful, but deep inside its star-forming oven, true planet-killers lurk. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
In a recently-released view of the beautiful Trifid Nebula, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) takes an intimate look into the effects of star birth inside the cloud of dust and gas.
The ESO's VLT Survey Telescope has captured a jaw-dropping view of the Lagoon Nebula -- a star-forming interstellar cloud incubating baby stars enshrouded in knots of gas and dust.
Massive stars can be their own worst enemy, especially when they get old. Continue reading →
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