This colour-composite image of the Helix Nebula (NGC was created from images obtained using the Wide Field Imager (WFI), an astronomical camera attached to the Max-Planck Society/ESO telescope at the La Silla observatory in Chile.
The observations of Eta Carinae's light echo are providing new insight into the behavior of powerful massive stars on the brink of detonation. Credit: NOAO, AURA, NSF, and N. Smith (University of Arizona)
The beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in colorful contrasts. Also known as it lies about light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. A star forming region in the plane of our galaxy, the Trifid Nebula is about 40 light-years
NASA WEB ·A cosmic couple-Here we see the spectacular cosmic pairing of the star Hen — more commonly known as WR 124 — and the nebula which surrounds it. Both objects, captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are found in the conste
Area surrounding the stellar cluster NGC located in the southern constellation of Puppis ("The Stern"). A few million years old at most, it is an active stellar nursery, where new stars are born continuously from large clouds of dust and gas.
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Messier 9 The globular star cluster Messier 9 has over stars within a diameter of about 90 light years. It is light years from Earth, near the central bulge of our Milky Way galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius.