"The famous Horsehead Nebula is about light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
In this image from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), light from blazing blue stars energises the gas left over from the stars' recent formation. The result is a strikingly colourful emission nebula, called LHA in .
A spectacular Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the heart of the Lagoon Nebula. Seen as a massive cloud of glowing dust and gas, bombarded by the energetic radiation of new stars, this placid name hides a dramatic reality. The Advanced Camera for.
Hubble Sees Galaxy Hiding in the Night Sky ☼ This striking NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the galaxy UGC located just over 110 million light-years away in the constellation of Pisces (The Fish).
The eye at the center of this galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars. The galaxy, called NGC 1097 and located 50 million light-years away, is spiral-shaped like our Milky Way, with long, spindly arms of stars.
Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1073 (Feb 20 Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar.