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.
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.
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.
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.
Pillars of Creation
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.
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.