Bumblebees and the Bubbles of Scutum

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Wisconsin A bumblebee hums around the part of the night-time sky dominated by the constellation Scutum in this infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Explore the bubbles in this image. What shapes or stories do you see?...

Smudge of Pink

NASA/ESA Hubble Vast regions of stellar nurseries appear as smudges of pink light throughout galaxy NGC 4700 in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the patches of reddish, hydrogen-rich molecular clouds. What stories or pictures do you see?...

Blown Away

NASA, ESA, F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O’Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee Massive stars carve out deep cavities, blowing away gas and dust in the turbulent scene 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...

Dark Dragons

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Povich (Penn State Univ.) A dark dragon appears to shoot out of a bright nebula in this image of M17 from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. M17 is a dusty place where stars are born. In this infrared image from Spitzer, M17 glows with...