By Khushi Pal
Published May 18, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: NASA

10 captivating 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.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured this gorgeous sight of the Carina Nebula.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a small region of the nebula Westerhout 5, which lies about 7,000 light-years from Earth.

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

This breathtaking image shows the Prawn Nebula, a massive stellar nursery located in the constellation Scorpious, about 6,000 light years from Earth.

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. 

Check out this mesmerising image of two nebulae which are 163,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Dorado. 

This surreal image features the Little Dumbbell Nebula, which lies 3,400 light-years away in the constellation Perseus. 

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

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