Stars in the Belly

ESO Brilliant stars lurk in the belly of stellar dragon or bird with sweeping wings in this image from the European Southern Observatory. Zoom into the heart of the Tarantula Nebula in this image. What stories or images do you see? Leave a note in the comments below....

A Glittering Panorama

NASA/ESA Hubble The legs of a spider shine in the light of several million stars in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of 30 Doradus and the Tarantula Nebula. This image offers loads for the imag­i­na­tion. What sto­ries and pic­tures do you see float­ing...

A Game of Starry Chess

Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA   Pieces of a nebular chessboard dot the scenery surrounding LH 72 in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore this vast shell of gas and dust. What stories or pictures do you see? Leave a note below. LH 72 is a...

Growing, glowing spider

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L.Townsley et al. A glowing spider is grows inside this massive star-forming region known as the Tarantula Nebula. Explore the spider outlines in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray...

Superbubble

Credit: ESO/Manu Mejias Stars blow a super bubble in nebula LHA 120-N 44 in this image from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. Explore the cavities within the swirling gas and dust of this nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. What stories...