SwordOfOrion These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion
Hubble captures view of “Mystic Mountain” The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a pillar of gas and dust, three light-years tall, which is being eaten away by the brilliant
Planetary Nebula NGC 2818 The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged striking details of the famed planetary nebula designated NGC which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team
sci-universe: “ Here’s a new breathtaking view of the Lagoon Nebula. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark.