California Nebula - photo by Farmakopoulos Antonis - Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud echoes the outline of California. Earth's Sun also lies within the Milky Way's Orion Arm, lt-yrs from California Nebula.
The Comet Jacques ( 70 million km away), and the Heart & Soul Nebulae light years away) team up to drop some cosmic perspective. Image Credit: Michael Jaeger / Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) 1 light year: trillion kilometers
Am I the only ne who sees a baby face in the right side? There are millions of other universes with their own galaxies-- which each have their own black hole (or as some say, birth canal) where that universe was created! So amazing!
The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable s
The Carina Nebula (catalogued as NGC also known as the Grand Nebula, Great Nebula in Carina, or Eta Carinae Nebula) is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm.
A nebula from Latin: "cloud"is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Originally, nebula was a name for any diffuse astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way.