This galaxy, NGC 4565, is a disk galaxy viewed at nearly an edge-on angle. Galaxies like these are of particular interest for their links to star formation and the speeds at which galaxies rotate.

This galaxy, NGC is a disk galaxy viewed at nearly an edge-on angle. Galaxies like these are of particular interest for their links to star formation and the speeds at which galaxies rotate.

Inside the #CarinaNebula: Cropped from original 465 mb tif image. A towering “mountain” of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372). The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. This portion of the Carina Nebula is home to some of the most intense star formation in the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA/Hubble

A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula.

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Pillars of Star Formation Art Print

NASA. The Mountains of Creation nebula (W5) from the Spitzer space telescope. The image, dubbed the Mountains of Creation by astronomers, reveals hotbeds of star formation similar to the iconic Pillars of Creation within the Eagle Nebula, photographed in 1995 by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula | The leader of the survey team, Maria-Rosa Cioni (University of Hertfordshire, UK) explains: "This view is of one of the most important regions of star formation in the local Universe, the spectacular 30 Doradus star-forming region, also called the Tarantula Nebula. At its core is a large cluster of stars called RMC 136, in which some of the most massive stars known are located."

Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula. At its core is a large cluster of stars called RMC in which some of the most massive stars known are located.

"Shockwaves of Star Formation - Galaxy M106 Galaxy M106 has mysterious “invisible” spiral arms that only become visible when you observe its X-rays. Astrophysicists believe that there is a supermassive black hole at the center of M106. It is theorized that this supermassive blackhole is jetting out high-energy particles into the galaxy’s shockwaves and causing these high energy emissions."

Shockwaves of Star Formation - Galaxy Galaxy has mysterious “invisible” spiral arms that only become visible when you observe its X-rays. While the spiral arms propagate like shockwaves around they create bursts of star formation with.

Astronomy Picture of the Day for 14 Jul 2013--See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download  the highest resolution version available.

The familiar glows bright in many colors at once. The above image is a composite of three of these glowing gas colors. Pillars of dark dust nicely outline some of the denser towers of star formation.

A pillar of gas in the Carina Nebula is bathed in the light of hot, massive stars. Radiation and fast winds from the stars sculpt the pillar and cause new star formation within it.

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How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the sun-orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope provides clear clues by recording that massive stars near the center of empty cavities are older than stars near the edges

Heart and Soul ~ Pillars of Star Formation. is also known as IC and together with IC 1805 form a complex region of star formation popularly dubbed the Heart and Soul Nebulas. lies about light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia.

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Making a Spectacle of Star Formation in Orion Looking like a pair of eyeglasses only a rock star would wear, this nebula brings into focus a murky region of star formation. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty nebula (M 78) with its infrared vision, showing stellar infants that are lost behind dark clouds when viewed in visible light.

Many of the protostars were found in a bright reflection nebula in the Orion constellation, imaged here by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Herschel observations caught 11 young protostars missed by Spitzer due to their cooler temperatures.

WHEN GALAXIES COLLIDE  The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth - that's relatively close. IRAC shows the warm dust in red, a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.

When Galaxies Collide

The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth. The warm dust in red is a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.

New Photo Reveals Cosmic Unicorn's Heart This dramatic infrared image shows the nearby star formation region Monoceros R2, located some 2,700 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn). The picture was created from exposures taken by the VISTA survey telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory.

New Photo Reveals Cosmic Unicorn's Heart This dramatic infrared image shows the nearby star formation region Monoceros R2, located some 2,700 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn). The picture was created from exposures taken by the VISTA survey telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory.

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Hubble Space Telescope - One of Hubble's most famous images, "Pillars of Creation" shows stars forming in the Eagle Nebula

New research looks at how ‘cosmic web’ of filaments alters star formation in galaxies

New research looks at how ‘cosmic web’ of filaments alters star formation in galaxies

ESA’s Herschel space observatory sees the Orion A star-formation cloud in this image. The #OrionNebula lies within the central bright region of this scene, where massive star formation occurs most intensely. Cooler gas and dust glows in red and yellow, with point-like sources representing the seeds of new stars. the source : http://www.space.com/34-image-day.html

There’s No Up or Down in Space? Not So Fast

The Orion A star-formation cloud seen by ESA’s Herschel space observatory on Aug. The Orion Nebula is located within the central bright region of this scene, where massive star formation is most intense.

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