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...

Sam and a Billion Fireflies

ESO/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard) Sam, the owl, in hues of pink, yellow and blue glares out of the panorama of a billion fireflies in an image from the European Southern Observatory. Explore the rich star fields of Sagittarius and Scorpius. What stories or...

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 Swan’s Starry Lake

Credit: ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute A swan glides in a glowing lake in this image of the Swan Nebula from the European Southern Observatory’s VST telescope. Explore the plumes of gas that make up the swan’s...

Merging Y

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) Galaxy interactions are always impressive. ESO 593-8 looks like the letter “Y,” swooping eagle or a...