By Neha Yadav
Published Jun 23, 2024

Hindustan Times
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10 astounding cosmic images shared by NASA

The US space agency NASA regularly shares spectacular visuals of space and cosmos as its Astronomy Pictures of the Day. Here are some of them.

NASA shared this surreal image of the Lynds Dark Nebula 1251, located about 1,000 light-years away from Earth. Also known as "The Rotten Fish Nebula", this dusty molecular nebula is packed with millions of star clusters.

This breathtaking and captivating image of the NGC 6188 shows blue and red clouds glowing at least 4,000 light-years away from Earth.

Here's an astounding pic of the Giant Squid Nebula surrounded by red hydrogen emission. The blue emission of the Squid Nebula is from doubly ionized oxygen atoms.

NASA shared this mesmerizing image of Rodgers, Campbell and Whiteoak emission region, located about 5,000 light-years away from the Earth.

This dreamy inverted image of the colourful stars and clouds near Rho Ophiuchi was shared by NASA. It shows gaseous clouds glowing in red, purple, yellow, orange and brown shades.

This beautiful image is of the Lion Nebula in the constellation Cephus. This nebula is powered by two massive stars with a mass over 20 times greater than our Sun.

Check out the stunning core of the Carina Nebula in this image shared by NASA. It shows stars forming amidst the dark and bright dusty filaments.

This ghostly image shared by NASA is of a distant galactic nebula called the Crew-7 Nebula, featuring clouds of gas and dust illuminated amidst the darkness of space.

This splendid image is of the Pelican Nebula slowly being transformed. It shows clouds of dust and gas glowing due to sulfur, hydrogen and oxygen.

NASA shared this sparkly image of the Prawn Nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The image shows massive clusters of stars twinkling in the nebula.