Hubble infrared (IR) image showing the crowded center of the Milky Way. Astronomers use IR images to help track hidden objects, such as the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* as it pulls in clouds of dust and stars (center of image).
The wispy nebula running top to bottom of this image is a nearby star-forming region. In visible light, the dust within the nebula obscures and reflects the light of the stars within and behind it, giving rise to several cataloged nebulae.
Hubble Peers Into the Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy : Peering deep into the dusty heart of our Milky Way galaxy using infrared vision, NASAs Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than.
Finally we are approaching our own familiar solar system. Reality begins to break through the illusion. I have an unsettling premonition that even here inside my virtual journey I will never reach the Earth.
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)
NGC 1360 is a planetary nebula,in the constellation of Fornax. It is about 1145 ly from Earth. It was identified as a planetary nebula due to its radiation in the OIII (oxygen) bands.looks like a person in the mid
AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula Is star AE Aurigae on fire? Even though AE Aurigae is named the flaming star, the surrounding nebula IC 405 is named the Flaming Star Nebula, and the region.
Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope; Processing & Copyright: Roberto Colombari & Robert Gendler
Hubble Sees Elegant Spiral Hiding a Hungry Monster NGC 4639 is a beautiful example of a type of galaxy known as a barred spiral. It lies over 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo and is one of about galaxies that make up the Virg