Many Faces in Doradus

NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA/STScI), J. Anderson, S. E. de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Sohn, and N. Walborn (STScI), N. Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. Bedin (INAF, Padua), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter...

Stars in Stars

ESO Brilliant blue stars of NGC 6604 are scattered widely in the rich starfields of Serpens, the Serpent in this image from the European Southern Observatory. Zoom into the nebula deep in the sweep of the Milky Way. What stories or shapes do you see? Leave a note in...

Nebular “A”

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain) Starting out our starry alphabet is the nebula near Pismis 24. Harsh winds from hot, new stars have hollowed out an “A” in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space...

Ornaments

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain) Like a hollowed out ornament, NGC 6357 glows red in the constellation Scorpius. Or, maybe, what I see in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image is a Christmas tree reaching for...

Reaching Fingers

Credit: NASA, ESA, R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), F. Paresce (National Institute for Astrophysics, Bologna, Italy), E. Young (Universities Space Research Association/Ames Research Center), the WFC3 Science Oversight Committee, and the Hubble Heritage...