This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a striking example of what is called a hierarchical bubble structure, in which one giant bubble, carved into the dust of space by massive stars, has triggered the formation of smaller bubbles.
In visible light, the star-forming cloud catalogued as NGC 281 in the constellation of Cassiopeia appears to be chomping through the cosmos, earning it the nickname the "Pacman" nebula after the famous Pac-Man video game of the
NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of colliding spiral galaxies about 80 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. Both galaxies were discovered by John Herschel in So far three supernovae have been observed in NGC 2207
Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the center of the image.
Hubble Telescope Images (they're free!) Stars in Scorpius, Hubble Telescope I've gotta figure out how to paint this.
Night, the night again, the magisterial wisdom of the dark. The warm brush of death — a moment of ecstasy for me, heir to every forbidden garden. - Alejandra Pizarnik, from Desire For The Word in “Extracting The Stone Of Madness: Poems”