Wings of Cepheus

NASA/ESA Hubble A wing, or fan, sweeps across a star in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the swirls, loops and turbulence in this star cloud. What stories or shapes do you see? Leave a note in the comments below. V* PV Cephei is the young...

Smoky Horse

NASA/ESA Hubble A smoky horse rises from a pink cloud of hydrogen gas in this spectacular new image of the Horseahd Nebula from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Zoom in and explore this dark pillar of dust. What shapes or stories do you see? Leave a note in the...

The Eye of the Bird

ESO A seagull glares from a cloud of gas glowing by the light of a new star in the eye of the bird in this image of the Seagull Nebula from the European Southern Observatory. Explore the hot clouds of glowing gas as well as tendrils of cold dust in this stellar...

Butterfly of Combined Light

X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Optical: ESO/WFI/2.2-m When NASA combines images from different telescopes they create amazing works of art and we learn a few things. Explore this butterfly of combined light, known as NGC 1929, from NASA’s Spitzer...

Strangely Shaped Ray

ESO While this starry vista seems tranquil, the events that shaped the Pencil Nebula were nothing but quiet. Stars are born and stars die and when they do, they create amazing stellar landscapes. A star, perhaps a massive one, exploded to sculpt this beautiful starry...