Carina Nebula
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Amazing pictures from space

Carina Nebula
A mountain of dust and gas rise in the Carina Nebula. The top of a 3-light-year-tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.  (NASA, ESA and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team )
Crab Nebula
The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant, all that remains of a tremendous stellar explosion. Observers in China and Japan recorded the supernova nearly 1,000 years ago, in 1054. ( NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University))
Saturn’s rings in Ultraviolet light. (NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona))
Eagle Nebula
Part of the Eagle Nebula, these columns of cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust are also incubators for new stars. (NASA, ESA, STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University))
Hot stars
Radiation from hot stars off the top of the picture illuminates and erodes this giant, gaseous pillar. Additional ultraviolet radiation causes the gas to glow, giving the pillar its red halo of light. (NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (UCSC/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), the ACS Science Team, and ESA)
Abell 1689
The inner region of Abell 1689, an immense cluster of galaxies located 2.2 billion light-years away. (NASA, ESA, E. Jullo (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), P. Natarajan (Yale University), and J.-P. Kneib (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, France))
A rare alignment of three of Jupiter’s largest moons -- Io, Ganymede, and Callisto -- across the planet’s face. (NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona))
Arp 274
Arp 274 is a trio of galaxies. They appear to be partially overlapping in this image but may be located at different distances. (NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))
Cat’s Eye Nebula
The Cat’s Eye Nebula, one of the first planetary nebulae discovered, also has one of the most complex forms known for this kind of nebula. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the Cat’s Eye. (NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))
Antennae galaxies
The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red). (NASA, ESA, SAO, CXC, JPL-Caltech and STScI)
Small Magellanic Cloud
The Small Magellanic Cloud is one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors. (NASA, ESA, CXC and the University of Potsdam, JPL-Caltech, and STScI)
Crab Nebula
A composite image of the Crab Nebula showing the X-ray (blue), and optical (red) images superimposed. The size of the X-ray image is smaller because the higher energy X-ray-emitting electrons radiate away their energy more quickly than the lower-energy optically emitting electrons as they move. (NASA/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al)
Supernova remnant
The image of this supernova remnant was made by combining data taken with the Hubble Space Telescope and X-ray images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.  ( NASA, ESA, CXC, SAO, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and J. Hughes (Rutgers University))
Spiral galaxy
A spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. The galaxy is 50,000 light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth. (NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))