The Horse Head Nebula is a cloud of ionized- hydrogen in the constellation Orion. The clouds are lit from within by young hot stars. The interstellar dust absobs the light from part of ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast
The Horsehead Nebula is a cloud of ionized-hydrogen in the constellation Orion. These clouds are lit from within by young, hot stars. The interstellar dust absorbs the light from part of the ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast. Image Credit: NA
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;
That's a LOT of red. The Heart Nebula, IC lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes.
Hubble view of star-forming region This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows Sh or for short. This is a compact star forming region in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan). A newly-formed star called IR is shrouded.
Star Forming Region Image Credit: GRANTECAN and IAC Explanation: Massive star IRS 4 is beginning to spread its wings. Born only about years ago, material streaming out from this newborn star has formed the nebula dubbed Sharpless Nebula