Via Hubble: The cosmic "ice sculptures" of the Carina Nebula. Scientists are still trying to explain the beautiful spires.A nebula from Latin: "cloud"is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.
The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs from Earth. Also known as Messier or NGC it is often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. Distance to Earth: light years!