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Eyes and Nebulas

Eyes and Nebulas

Know Your Nebulae

Know Your Nebulae

Helix Nebula

Helix Nebula

a photograph of a star forming -- courtesy of Hubble.

a photograph of a star forming -- courtesy of Hubble.

universe; space; planet; solar system; sky; NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury

universe; space; planet; solar system; sky; NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what lies near the sword of the constellation Orion -- an active stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars. Many will turn out like our sun. Some are even more massive. These massive stars light up the Orion nebula, which is seen here as the bright region near the center of the image.

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows what lies near the sword of the constellation Orion -- an active stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars. Many will turn out like our sun. Some are even more massive. These massive stars light up the Orion nebula, which is seen here as the bright region near the center of the image.

Serenity Nebula by `Casperium- amazing! Just look at the colors. I love space!

Serenity Nebula by `Casperium- amazing! Just look at the colors. I love space!

Andromeda Galaxy: nearest neighboring major galaxy to our "Milky Way Galaxy". Due to begin a collision with our Milky Way galaxy in about 3.75 billion years, Andromeda is 2.5 million light years away from Earth (at the speed of light).

Andromeda Galaxy: nearest neighboring major galaxy to our "Milky Way Galaxy". Due to begin a collision with our Milky Way galaxy in about 3.75 billion years, Andromeda is 2.5 million light years away from Earth (at the speed of light).

The Hourglass Nebula 8,000 light years away.

The Hourglass Nebula 8,000 light years away.