Images reveal a bright nucleus and two well resolved spiral arms studded with bright regions of star formation. These images show that has a significant amount of cold dust associated with the spiral arms.
New view of the Carina nebula from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope. Eta Carinae is the bright star at the center of the nebula and is one of the most massive stars in the galaxy. Its blinding glare is sculpting and destroying the surrounding nebula.
Looking amazing with narrowband filters combined to RGB. The color is valid given that it represents various combinations of Hydrogen, Sulpur (II) and Oxygen (III) assigned to Red, Green and Blue colours.
Witch's Broom Nebula: The Witch's Broom Nebula is also part of the famous Veil Nebula complex, this being the western portion. The entire complex is the remnant of a powerful supernova explosion which occurred thousands of years ago.
ESO's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) has captured this unusual view of the Helix Nebula (NGC in this space wallpaper. The Helix Nebula is a planetary nebula located 700 light-years away.