Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 - Gas released by a dying star races across space at more than miles an hour, forming the delicate shape of a celestial butterfly. This nebula is also known as NGC 6302 or the Bug Nebula.
City Lights Illuminate the Nile NASA image acquired October 2012 The Nile River Valley and Delta comprise less than 5 percent of Egypt’s land area, but provide a home to roughly 97 percent of the country’s population. Nothing makes the location o
Astronomy Picture of the Day - Jan. 2013 - In the Center of the Trifid Nebula - Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula - Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Martin Pugh;
The Veil Nebula, known as the Cygnus Loop, is the visible trace left by a star which exploded 7500 yrs. At that time, the expanding cloud remained visible for weeks above the Earth's sky and bright as a crescent Moon