NGC 2841 - The rapid outflows of gas from giant stars, and supernova explosions in the disk of a galaxy create huge shells or bubbles of hot gas that expand rapidly and rise above the disk like plumes of smoke from a chimney.
It just 'accidently' makes the symbol of infinity! perfect since in symbolism, the sun symbols Christ, the moon the Church. ~ mw ~ Fixed position photograph of the sun, taken at the same time of day over a year. Looks like the infinity symbol!
NGC 6188 is an emission nebula about 4000 ly away in the constellation Ara. Within NGC 6188 is an open cluster of bright young stars (the Ara association) known as NGC In the bottom left hand corner is a small emission nebula NGC
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars
The beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in colorful contrasts. Also known as it lies about light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. A star forming region in the plane of our galaxy, the Trifid Nebula is about 40 light-years