What's happening in the Statue of Liberty nebula? Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming and being liberated.
Is the Helix Nebula looking at you? No, not in any biological sense, but it does look quite like an eye.
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.
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.
Many interesting carnival creatures can be seen in this cosmic bouquet in the Large Magellenic Cloud in Dorado.
Bowie fans will recognise the Starman himself, from the 'Serious Moonlight' tour graphic - dancing above the cluster!
The amazing cat's paw nebula in Scorpius!
This star-forming cloud of interstellar gas is located in the constellation Sagittarius and its apparent magnitude of 6 makes it faintly visible to the naked eye in dark skies.
2 Panel Mosaic featuring Gum 17 nebula. Reminds me of Cosmic Cotton Candy on a Stick!
Some say it looks like a wide mouth frog, others can see Admiral Akbar, Rabbits & Monsters in there!
The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever.
The Flame Nebula is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, a star-forming region that includes the famous Horsehead Nebula.
This is a pretty cool target - near the great Carina Nebula but not often photographed by itself.