Hubble

Stunning images reveal stellar nurseries

NASA's Hubble telescope shines a light into the farthest reaches of the universe.

The blue and orange swirls in the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, 60 million lightyears away, show us where stars have just formed.

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Strong winds and ultraviolet radiation create this fantasy-like landscape in the stellar nursery of the Carina Nebula, 7,500 lightyears away.

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The Tarantula Nebula, within the Large Magellanic Cloud 163,000 lightyears away, births stars in a sea of ionized hydrogen gas.

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The upper portion of the Cone Nebula, birthing stars 2,700 lightyears away.

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This cluster of baby stars within the Small Magellanic Cloud orbits our Milky Way galaxy 210,000 lightyears away.

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The star-forming region NGC 3603 lies in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way about 20,000 lightyears away.

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Nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbor NGC 2020 together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud 163,000 lightyears away.

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