Cassiopeian Dragon

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA A dragon lurks in the vast spaces between constellations Cassiopeia and Cepheus in the image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. Explore the cool dense clouds of gas and dust. A curvy dragon-shaped nebula rises in the...

Baubles and Flowers

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al & ESA/XMM-Newton; Optical: AURA/NOAO/CTIO/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al A glowing bauble highlights a star-forming flower in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Explore the faint bubble and...

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...

Jellyfish Supernova

Credit: NASA/CXC/UCSC/L. Lopez et al. Tucked away in the constellation Centaurus, a colorful bubble of gas and dust resembling a jellyfish, is all that remains of a great star. Explore the supernova remnant of G292 in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray...

Fireworks in D

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) The letter D is outlined in this celestial fireworks display. The colorful filaments seen in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of N49 are all that’s left of a supernova explosion that took place...