7 Magnificent Nebula Pictures from Hubble

Our journey through the observed universe continues with seven Hubble Space Telescope pictures of magnificent nebulae.

We previously brought you 10 amazing Hubble Space Telescope pictures, seven spectacular space photos, and seven gorgeous galaxies. Now, we take a look at seven magnificent nebulae – because there’s no alliterative word for “beautiful” in our thesaurus that starts with the letter n. Except for nubile. But that would be creepy.

Leave a comment letting us know which image is your favorite! And if you’re wondering why this was filed under “news,” then you need to stop asking questions and start appreciating the beauty of the universe.


Orion Nebula

Let’s kick off this list with the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars are captured in this photo, and the brightest region is home to the four Trapezium stars.

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The Wing

Pictured here is an area in the Small Magellanic Cloud – one of the Milky Way’s closest neighbors – known as the Wing, a region of star formation.

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Helix Nebula

The Helix Nebula: a planetary nebula, formed from the shell of ionized gas ejected from dying a star.

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Monkey Head Nebula

This is just a small glimpse at the Monkey Head Nebula, a star-forming region host to dark dust clouds backlit by glowing gas.

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Tarantula Nebula

30 Doradus, 170,000 light-years away, is a nebula within the Large Magellanic Cloud. You might know it by its other name: the Tarantula Nebula.

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Carina Stellar Jet

Within the Carina Nebula can be found this stellar gas jet that streams off into space.

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Mystic Mountain

Also found within the Carina Nebula, Mystic Mountain is a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust.


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