Detail of Cygnus Loop Nebula (via Hubble)
Detail of the Carina Nebula (via Hubble)
Star-forming region NGC 3324 (via Hubble)
This composite image shows the distribution of dark matter, galaxies, and hot gas in the core of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520, formed from a violent collision of massive galaxy clusters that is located about 2.4 billion light years from Earth. (via Chandra)
Barred Spiral Galaxy Messier 83 (via ESO)
APEX turns its eye to dark clouds in Taurus.
Apex telescope captured this image of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, the nearest (450 light-years) large star formation region to Earth, showing a more than ten light-years long filament of cosmic dust. Above the filament you can see a bright star, it’s φ Tauri.