Dragon Blazes in Light and Color

NASA/ESA Hubble Light from the Large Magellanic Cloud takes nearly 200,000 years to travel to Earth. And it’s worth the wait. In this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a dragon roars out of the cloud, or maybe you see a rearing horse. Explore the...

The Helmet of a Hero

ESO/B. Bailleul Ancient bards spun tales of heroes rescuing maidens and the eternal struggle of good versus evil. So it’s fitting that a huge glowing helmet with gossamer wings should adorn the head of Thor, one of mythologies greatest figures. Gaze deep into...

Cassiopeian Dragon

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA A dragon lurks in the vast spaces between constellations Cassiopeia and Cepheus in the image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. Explore the cool dense clouds of gas and dust. A curvy dragon-shaped nebula rises in the...

Cosmic Pterodactyl

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team A giant star-forming region sets the perfect backdrop for a cosmic pterodactyl clutching a gem. Explore the nebula SH 2-235 in this image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spacecraft. What stories or...

Rich Tapestries

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team Rich colors spill across a tapestry of dust and gas in this image of the Rho Ophiuchi star cloud from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Explore the arcs, folds and wrinkles in an image that resembles a...