Giant Ferns of Antoniadi

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Dark branches resembling giant ferns cross the floor of Antoniadi Crater in this

Billowy Flower

Z. Levay (STScI/AURA/NASA), T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (NOAO/AURA/NSF) Billowy filaments of gas and dust create the flower shaped NGC 1999 in this image from the National Science Foundation’s Mayall 4-meter telescope on Kitt...

Rosy Nursery

Credit: ESO   Smoky tendrils of dust line the rose-colored gas of the Omega Nebula in this image from the European Southern Observatory. Explore the detailed cosmic landscape of this stellar nursery. What shapes and stories do you see? Leave a note below. The...

A Shrouded Petal

Credit: ESA/NASA Hubble A shrouded star opens its irregular petals in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the planetary nebula known as Henize 3-1333. What shapes and stories do you see? Leave a note below. The expanding layers and irregular...

Baubles and Flowers

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al & ESA/XMM-Newton; Optical: AURA/NOAO/CTIO/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al A glowing bauble highlights a star-forming flower in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Explore the faint bubble and...