By Khushi Pal
Published Apr 21, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: NASA

10 stunning images of nebulae captured by NASA telescopes

A nebula is a giant cloud of dust, gas, and smoke in space that is emitted during the explosion of a dying star or the formation of a new star.

Here is a look at 10 mesmerising images of nebulae captured by NASA telescopes.

This captivating image by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a nebula inside the Orion constellation composed of debris resulting from the birth of a new star, Orionis. 

This stunning image features the Carina nebula, home to giant stars at least 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun. It was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this striking image of the N44 nebula featuring glowing hydrogen gas, dust and massive stars. 

This breathtaking image taken by NASA's James Webb Telescope features the Tarantula nebula. 

NASA captured this mesmerising image of the Bubble Nebula, located about 7,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia. 

NASA's James Webb Telescope took this mesmerising image of the Southern Ring nebula within the constellation Vela. 

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory took this striking image of the pulsar wind nebula.

NASA's James Webb Telescope captured this breathtaking sight of the Orion Nebula.⁣ It lies about 1300 light-years from Earth.

This image features the nebula NGC 604, home to over 200 brilliant blue stars.

This captivating image shows the Eagle Nebula (M16), located about 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Serpens. ⁣NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured it in 2014.