Like fireworks that linger for millennia, nebulae are some of the most photogenic objects in the universe. These vast clouds of dust and gas represent both the birth and death of stars, and their swirling forms lend themselves well to creative names based on whatever shapes observers happen to see in them. New Atlas has collected some of the most breathtaking nebula images ever taken.
- Spitzer space telescope beams down "Enterprise" nebulae
- Cosmic spider shows clear signs of active star formation
- New data disregards present theory on the formation of star clusters
- Giant, waterlogged "hot Saturn" hints at breadth of exoplanet diversity
- Babylon 5 solar system bears striking resemblance to our own
- Spitzer goes "Beyond" for final mission