Warm Eyes

NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team Wisps of warm dust in Barnard 3 wrap around creating an eye or bubble in space in this image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Explore the brush-like strokes of gas and dust in this image. What stories or shapes...

Swimming in the Starry Seas

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA A glowing jellyfish floats in a starry sea. Instead of floating in water, what appears to be a translucent sea creature is actually a dying star surrounded by rings of glowing gas in this new image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared...

Starry Sisters

Credit: NASA, ESA and AURA/Caltech High in the winter sky, the Pleiades look like a tiny dipper. Those with sharp eyes can see seven stars in the open star cluster M45, or the Seven Sisters. Some people report seeing up to 14 stars under the best conditions. But most,...

The Crab

Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) In the year 1054, Japanese, Chinese and Native American astronomers recorded a violent event. They saw a star that hadn’t been there before. It turned out to be a supernova that formed the Crab...