By Vandya Rai
July 12, 2022
A butterfly is seen emerging from the death of a star in a planetary nebula of our Milky Way galaxy.
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A stunning part of the Lagoon Nebula with turbulent star-formation. It was first catalogued by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Hodierna, in 1654.
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The Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation shows a colourful glow of gas clouds, sprouts of dark cosmic dust, and the rust-coloured “elephants’ trunks”.
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An enormous bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star.
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One of the brightest stars, the AG Carinae is surrounded by an expanding shell of gas and dust. It is waging a tug-of-war between radiation and gravity to avoid self-destruction.
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Two nebulas in a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud that belongs in a galaxy of the Milky Way.
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A dark band of dust sweeps across one side of this galaxy’s bright nucleus. The gases strangely moving in opposite directions form new stars upon collision.
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A majestic spiral galaxy with long lanes of stars and gas laced with dust. Young stars reside in its arms, and the yellowish central core is home to older stars.
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This waterfall of stars is a galaxy in the constellation of Sextans. The striking blue haze at the bottom is of hotter stars. Usually, cooler stars appear more red.
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The deepest and sharpest image of the universe to date. Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed – captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time in history.
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