The Horsehead Nebula is a cloud of ionized-hydrogen in the constellation Orion. These clouds are lit from within by young, hot stars. The interstellar dust absorbs the light from part of the ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast. Image Credit: NA
Stratocumulus Clouds Over Pacific (Jan. photos by Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station, above the northwestern Pacific Ocean about 460 miles east of northern Honshu, Japan.
Artist impression of the debris disk around HD This adolescent star system shows signs that in its outer reaches, swarms of Pluto-size objects are jostling nearby smaller objects, causing them to collide and “kick up” considerable dust.
Part of the active star-forming region around the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the upper left is the brilliant star VFTS 682 and at the lower right is the star cluster R