This infrared image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows part of NGC the Monkey Head Nebula. The structure lies about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). (NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) via AP)
clouds of interstellar gas and dust — the raw material for new star formation. The nebula, located light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603
is a polar ring galaxy 130 million light years away in Centaurus. Only 100 polar ring galaxies are known. Their unusual disk-ring structure is not yet fully understood. Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team.
The strikingly unusual planetary nebula, NGC Glowing in the constellation Aquila like a giant eye, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center. Photos Of Space From The Hubble Telescope
This false-color composite image provided by NASA hows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's Far Ultraviolet detector (blue); the Hubble Space Telescope t (green); the Spitzer Space Telescope (red); and the Chandra (purple).
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope imagery: The Cat's Eye Nebula, one of the first planetary nebulae discovered, also has one of the most complex forms known to this kind of nebula. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the Cat's Eye.