Area surrounding the stellar cluster NGC located in the southern constellation of Puppis ("The Stern"). A few million years old at most, it is an active stellar nursery, where new stars are born continuously from large clouds of dust and gas.
Lenticular Cloud over Klyuchevskaya Sopka Mountain, Russia by Denis Budkov: Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a stratovolcano, the highest active volcano of Eurasia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about 100 kilometres from the Bering Sea.
Enormous Galaxy Formed When Universe was of Its Present Size Puzzles Astronomers Himiko, a “space blob” named after a legendary queen from ancient Japan, is an enormous galaxy, with a hot glowing gaseous halo extending over light-years.
This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows an example of a bipolar planetary nebula. This object, which is known as Hubble 12 and also catalogued as PN lies in the constellation of Cassiopeia.