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Gallery: Amazing Nebula Photos From Chandra & Hubble

A planetary nebula results when a star like the sun becomes a red giant and sheds its outer layers. The four planetary nebulas are all located less than 5000 light years from Earth.

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Hubble Peers into the Heart of a Galactic Maelstrom. Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA and the LEGUS Team, Acknowledgement: R.

30 of the best photos of the Hubble telescope

Star birth in carina nebula as viewed by Hubble's Detector telescope enhanced astronomy cosmo photo poster

The Lagoon Nebula ~ captured in all its psychedelic glory by the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii. An all-time favorite of sky-watchers on both hemispheres, the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8, or M8) is among the most striking examples of a stellar nursery in our neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy. Located in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius in the southern Milky Way and visible in telescopes and binoculars its fuzzy glow reveals the type of chaotic environment where new stars are…

The Lagoon Nebula. The Lagoon Nebula (Messier or is among the most striking examples of a stellar nursery in our neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy.