Eye of Stars

NASA/ESA Hubble Set against a starry backdrop, ESO 456-67 glows like a cat’s eye or in the shape of Mas Amedda from Star Wars in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the planetary nebula ESO 456-67. What shapes do you see? Leave a note in...

Ethereal Purple Petals

ESO Purple petals, an eerie purplish eye or tire glow in this image from the European Southern Observatory. IC 5148, or the Spare Tire Nebula, is a planetary nebula with a diameter of just a couple of light-years. It is one of fastest expanding planetary nebula known...

Butterflies Beyond the Tail of a Swan

NASA/ESA Hubble A butterfly-shaped nebula, the blasted remains of a star similar to our Sun, lies just beyond the tip of the tail of Cygnus, the Swan, in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the glowing gas and dust of this butterfly-shaped...

Starlike Butterfly

Credit: ESA/NASA Hubble   A starlike butterfly flits in the dark in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the body and wings of planetary nebula NGC 6881. What shapes and patterns do you see? Leave a note below. The inner part of NGC 6881...

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...