Six Of The Most Astounding Images Of Space

March 7, 2012
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Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula Astounding Outerspace Images

In 2006, the Hubble Space Telescope captured this incredibly intricate image of the Orion Nebula. This nebula is a celestial wonder just south of Orion’s Belt and holds the title of the most photographed feature of the night sky. What’s more, the Orion Nebula is visible to the naked eye. It’s helpful, too: the Orion Nebula has aided astronomers in studying star and planetary systems.

Orion Nebula 2 Astounding Outerspace Images

Great Orion Astounding Outerspace Images

Eskimo Nebula

Eskimo Nebula Astounding Outerspace Images

The Eskimo Nebula was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1787 and derives its name from its unusual shape: a cute Eskimo’s face. Its vibrant outer orange streaks stretch for light years in every direction. Talk about timeless.

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Milky Way

Milky Way Astounding Outerspace Images

Serge Brunier captured this astounding image of our own galaxy at a 5000-meter distance. The picture clearly depicts the sprawling dust clouds of the Milky Way and the rather prominent planet of Jupiter.

Ring Nebula

Ring Nebula Astounding Outerspace Images

Featuring a spectacular glowing spherical shell and central star, the Hubble Space Telescope successfully captured the incredible Ring Nebula despite being located 2,300 light-years away from Earth.

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Pillars of Creation

Pillars Of Creation Astounding Outerspace Images

The Pillars of Creation is one of the most famous photographs taken by the Hubble Telescope as it captures the birth of new stars. This particular picture is a portion of the Eagle Nebula.

Swan Nebula

Swan Nebula Astounding Outerspace Images

This amazing photo depicts a small portion of the Swan Nebula, located 5,500 light years away from Earth. Among other elements, the magnificent nebula is an ocean of hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur.