Results tagged “nebula” from Sunday Mercury - Weird Science
In its first glimpse of the heavens following the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, Sun-like star.
This stellar relic, first spied by William Herschel in 1787, is nicknamed the "Eskimo" Nebula (NGC 2392) because, when viewed through ground-based telescopes, it resembles a face surrounded by a fur parka.
This broad panorama of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO's Very Large Telescope.
Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged.
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Hubble takes you into the Carina Pillars, and then the helix Nebula.