The Wonders of the Carina Nebula “This broad image of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scatter
facts : The Solar System consists of the and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately billion years ago. of the system’s mass is in the Sun.
The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
The Sword Of Orion - The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars.
15 Things You Don't Know About Outer Space [Infographic]
Rosette Nebula (NASA, Spitzer, This infrared image shows the Rosette nebula, a star-forming region more than 5000 ly away in the constellation Monoceros. Lurking inside this nebula are so-called 'danger zones'. These zones surround super hot stat
Felix Baumgartner at the edge of space, miles high jumped from a helium balloon to perform a legendary skydive (he also set the altitude record for highest manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall velocity)