Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain' the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
The beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in colorful contrasts. Also known as it lies about light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. A star forming region in the plane of our galaxy, the Trifid Nebula is about 40 light-years