Thor's Helmet: this object, also known as NGC lies in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog). The helmet-shaped nebula is around 15 000 light-years away from Earth and is over 30 light-years across.
A Wolf-Rayet Bubble Nebula surrounds a Wolf-Rayet star. There are different types of WR-nebula, based on their formation mechanism: regions nebulae bubbles hydrogen voids and shells (may be assoc. The nebula shown is a 'wind-blown bubbles' type
Featured Image: the cosmic ice sculptures of the Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful. This list of 9 pictures gathers the most beautiful images of our universe I could find.
The Sword Of Orion ~ The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars.
NGC the Iris Nebula. W/in the Iris, dusty nebular material sur-rounds a hot, young star. The dom-inant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight.
The Andromeda Galaxy - It is 2 million light years away from us.so what we see now is how it appeared 2 million years ago. It will collide with our Milky Way in 2 billions years from now - the two galaxies are heading towards each other at a rate of 430
Crescent Moon & Earth from space. "Quite possibly, the purpose of the universe is to provide a congenial home for self-conscious creatures who can ask profound questions and who can probe the nature of the universe itself.