Shields up, Captain! There's an unidentified entity ahead! On second thoughts, no need to take evasive action -- this particular space blob is just the glowing remains of a sun-like star, 3,300 light-years away. ->
Star formation is a complex and beautiful process, but the reasons as to why the biggest stars get so massive has been a mystery to science. ->
Dive deep into Orion's star factory with the help of NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). ->
Using the infrared eye of NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), you will quickly see the Pacman Nebula has a formidable set of 'teeth.'
Ever stare up at the clouds and imagine that they were taking various shapes? Well, you might be able to spot a few chickens in this nebula.
The Herschel Space Observatory has spotted a young star blasting a cavity out of a nebula. The resulting 'bubble' is sparking the birth of more stars, one of them with the potential to grow into a stellar 'Goliath'.
Today's dose of spectacular space imagery comes courtesy of Hubble: a colorful close-up view of one of the many bright bubbles of glowing gas that make up the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The European Southern Observatory has released a stunning new image of the colorfully named "Running Chicken Nebula." But what are those dark globules all about?
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