Tour Stunning Hubble Nebulae Images

  • Released Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken hundreds of images of different kinds of incredible nebulae in our universe.

A nebula is a giant cloud of dust and gas in space. There are different types of nebulae, ranging from sites where stars are being born under gravitational pressures to expanding gaseous remnants thrown off by dying stars.

Hubble Senior Project Scientist, Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, takes us on a tour of some of our universe’s most incredible Nebulae.

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Additional Credits:
Zoom in to Orion Nebula:
Ground-based image taken by Akira Fujii, zoom in on the star formation region of the Orion Nebula observed by Martin Kornmesser

Zoom in to the Cat’s Eye Nebula:
NASA, ESA, HEIC, NOT, Digitized Sky Survey 2, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and Romano Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain)

Music Credits:
“Magic Mars” by Bernhard Hering [GEMA], Martin Wester [GEMA], Matthias Kruger [GEMA], via Ed.Berlin Production Music / Universal Production Music GmbH [GEMA], and Universal Production Music

Vertical Version

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Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, please credit individual items as indicated above.

Release date

This page was originally published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:43 PM EDT.


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