Astronomy Picture of the Day - Jan. 2013 - In the Center of the Trifid Nebula - Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula - Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Martin Pugh;
The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
The Crescent Nebula, also known as NGC is a nebula lighted up by a central Wolf-Rayet star, WR whose ultraviolet radiation is responsible for heating and ionising most of the material ejected by the star during previous evolutionary phases.