Weeping Angel

What's happening in the Statue of Liberty nebula? Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming and being liberated.

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Gabriella Revealed!

The edge of the wall of gas and dust at the right bears a strong resemblance to a human face in profile, with the "bump" in the centre corresponding to a nose.

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The Devil’s Tower

Resembling the famous Devils' Tower from Close Encounters, and dim as as coal mine on a dark night, As far as I can tell mine is only the 3rd image of this target.

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A Cosmic Duo

Sh2-9, also called Gum 65 is combination emission and reflection nebula in the Scorpius constellation, surrounding the multiple star system Sigma Scorpii.

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A Baby Octopus in Sagittarius

About 180 thousand light-years away, it's the largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of Galaxies.

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The Butterfly Nebula

Rarely if ever imaged on it's own, this diffuse nebula SH2-22 is located in Sagittarius, close by it's famous neighbour - M8.

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Flames of Carina

Resembling a Burning tree in a raging Australian bushfire, the hydrogen "flames" of Carina appear to burn brightly in the Southern portion of the Great Carina Nebula.

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Colours of Carina

"The immense nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina."

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Do the Funky Chicken

To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place.

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Strange Bedfellows

This emission nebula was cataloged by Karl Henize while spending 1948-1951 in South Africa doing research for his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Michigan. Henize later became a NASA astronaut and, at age 59, became the oldest rookie to fly on the Space Shuttle during an eight-day flight of the Challenger in 1985. He died just short of his 67th birthday in 1993 while attempting to climb the north face of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.

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Fire in the Sky

Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula. Also known as M42, the nebula's glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1,500 light-years away.

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Tarantula Twist

The largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies, the cosmic arachnid sprawls across this spectacular view composed with narrowband data centred on emission from ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms.

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A Cosmic Bubble – Redux

Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless 2-308 it lies some 5,200 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon.