Thor’s Helmet Nebula; distance: 15,000 light years, 30 light years across, central star is pre-supernova, constellation Canis Major

Thor’s Helmet Nebula; distance: 15,000 light years, 30 light years across, central star is pre-supernova, constellation Canis Major

Located approximately 7,000 light-years from Earth and nestled in the constellation Serpens lays the ultimate stellar nursery: the Eagle Nebula. This planetary nebula is home to seven strikingly beautiful pillars, most commonly referred to as the “Pillars of Creation," because it is in these towers that new stars are formed.

Located approximately 7,000 light-years from Earth and nestled in the constellation Serpens lays the ultimate stellar nursery: the Eagle Nebula. This planetary nebula is home to seven strikingly beautiful pillars, most commonly referred to as the “Pillars of Creation," because it is in these towers that new stars are formed.

LOVE the Hubble! -  The unbelievable beauty and valuable knowledge it brings us. (Stars in Scorpius, from the Hubble Telescope)

LOVE the Hubble! - The unbelievable beauty and valuable knowledge it brings us. (Stars in Scorpius, from the Hubble Telescope)

Earth and Moon

Earth and Moon

Nebula Constellation M27 Dumbbell Chanterelle.

Nebula Constellation M27 Dumbbell Chanterelle.

The Horsehead and the Flame Nebulas in the constellation Orion

The Horsehead and the Flame Nebulas in the constellation Orion

Wizard Nebula-the music on this link is a little unreal, but boy, do I wish that when I die, I could see the universe (multi-verses?) in this false color imaging in my afterlife, forever, with the same sense of wonder I have now....

Wizard Nebula-the music on this link is a little unreal, but boy, do I wish that when I die, I could see the universe (multi-verses?) in this false color imaging in my afterlife, forever, with the same sense of wonder I have now....

Cosmic Dance: Creation of Supermassive Black Holes. Ohio State University

Cosmic Dance: Creation of Supermassive Black Holes. Ohio State University

35 Astounding And Uplifting Facts About The Universe

35 Astounding And Uplifting Facts About The Universe

The universe is beautiful. NASA Releases Eight Stunning Never-Before-Seen Images of the Cosmos

The universe is beautiful. NASA Releases Eight Stunning Never-Before-Seen Images of the Cosmos

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