Wispy clouds of hydrogen and oxygen mix with dust in an active region of star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. This region, N contains some of the brightest known star clusters.
Feather Merger The gorgeous collision looks like a delicate sail pushing a small boat through the cosmic ocean. The object, known as ESO is located 650 million light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius.
Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain' the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
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Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula Hubble has taken this stunning close-up shot of part of the Tarantula Nebula. This star-forming region of ionised hydrogen gas is in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy which neighbours the Milky Way.