Presenting what is very possibly the first high-resolution, HaRGB mosaic image showing the entirety of this Ha streak, GMN 41 in Puppis.
Is it really the Dark Doodad, or does anyone else see Roadrunner streaking through the stars leaving a long column of cosmic dust behind him?
About 180 thousand light-years away, it's the largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of Galaxies.
Bowie fans will recognise the Starman himself, from the 'Serious Moonlight' tour graphic - dancing above the cluster!
Colliding Galaxies, Black Holes and a Love Heart in Space!
"A Long time ago in a Galaxy Far, Far away!" This Galaxy lies 7,000,000 light years distant.
M78 features interstellar dust clouds and bright reflection nebulae in the constellation of Orion.
Also known as NGC 4594, the Sombrero galaxy can be seen across the spectrum and is thought to host a central supermassive black hole.