NASA Hubble Space Telescope Captures Birth of Stars in Tarantula Nebula

NASA Hubble Space Telescope Captures Birth of Stars in Tarantula Nebula

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured beautiful and dramatic images of the over 800,000 stars and protostars that compose the Tarantula Nebula, and have utilized near-infrared views to capture the birth of stars there, within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The clouds of dust that are within the Large Magellanic Cloud have previously been […]

Gas Found in Space Where It Should Not Have Been

Gas Found in Space Where It Should Not Have Been

Astronomers have discovered a noble gas out in space where it should not have been.  This gas, known as argon hydride, was found in the Crab Nebula. Before the discovery this type of element had only ever been analyzed inside a laboratory, stated a news release from Cardiff University. Noble gases such as argon, helium, […]

NASA Space Telescope WISE Detects Witch Head in Space

NASA Space Telescope WISE Detects Witch Head in Space

Halloween is over, but every day of the year is Halloween to the Witch Nebula, a nebula that resembles a cackling witch, as you can see in this image courtesy of NASA which was posted at their web site October 31. It was taken by WISE, NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer. 1C2118, or the Witch […]