The new Hubble photo of the pillars of creation in the Eagle Nebula is sharper than the original. The bluish coloration near the dense edges is gas that is heated by nearby young stars & is being dissipated into space.
Ring of Fire: Northern Lights from space An oval of glowing green light in Earth’s upper atmosphere encircles the magnetic North Pole. NASA Credit: NASA You Might Also Like: What Would Happen If A Large Asteroid Were To Smash Into Earth Comments comments
Moon shown in highest resolution yet in image made of 32,000 pictures
In Voyager 2 made our first close encounter with the stunning blue planet Neptune. Its surprisingly turbulent, storm-laden atmosphere, this far from the sun, was clearly being driven by heat from deep within the planet [Photo: Nasa/Corbis]