A Spooky NebulaCredit: Adam Block, NOAO, AURA, NSFSH2-136 is a an illuminated dark nebula, about 1200 light-years away, towards the constellation Cepheus.
The Glowing EyeCredit: HST/NASA/ESAThe glowing eye of NGC 6751 in the constellation Aquila, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center.
Witch's CackleCredit: NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel CarboniThe Witch Head Nebula in the constellation Orion.
Screaming Skull!Credit: A. Fabian (IoA Cambridge) et al., NASAThis screaming skull above is actually a Chandra image of the Perseus Cluster of galaxies in x-rays.
A Cosmic Ghost's HeadCredit: Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris) et al., ESA, NASAThe Ghost Head Nebula, NGC 2080, is actually a star forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way Galaxy.
The Cat's Eye Sees AllCredit: J. P. Harrington (U. Maryland) & K. J. Borkowski (NCSU) HST, NASAThree thousand light-years away, a dying star throws off shells of glowing gas in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope of the Cat's Eye Nebula.
Ghost-Like Nebula Says 'Boo!'Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, R. Sahai (JPL) [Full Story]The ghost-like nebula, IRAS 05437+2502, includes a small star-forming region filled with dark dust that was first noted in images taken by the IRAS satellite in infrared light in 1983. This recently released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows many new details, but has not uncovered a clear cause of the bright sharp arc.
Space Tarantula! Credit: ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud surveyThis view shows part of the very active star-forming region around the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbor of the Milky Way. At the exact center lies the brilliant but isolated star VFTS 682 and to its lower right the very rich star cluster R 136.
Eye of Sauron?Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley)Extrasolar planetary system, or Eye of Sauron?