By Khushi Pal
Published Jun 22, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: Instagram/nasa

10 mind-blowing images of universe shared by NASA

The universe is home to innumerable galaxies, stars and nebulae that offer a visual spectacle. Here is a look at ten mind-blowing images of the universe that will leave you stunned. 

This stunning image features young stars spiralling into the center of a massive stellar nursery in the Small Magellanic Cloud.

NASA's MESSENGER Spacecraft took this close up image of Mercury’s Caloris basin featuring small and large craters on the planet's surface.

This spectacular image shows the Wolf Rayet nebula which is located 30,000 light-years away. It features a giant bubble surrounding bright stars. 

This mesmerising image shows high-energy solar emissions and X-rays swirling off the sun. 

This breathtaking image shows the Galaxy ESO 137-001 hurtling through space at 1.5 million miles per hour, leaving two tails of superheated gas behind it.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured this striking sight of the Stephan’s Quintet which features a grouping of five galaxies. 

This gorgeous image shows the Cosmic Reef, a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

This enchanting image features cosmic ribbons of gas resulting from a stellar explosion called a supernova. 

This surreal image shows the star-forming region Orion Nebula, located about 13,000 light-years from Earth.⁣

Here's a striking infrared view of the Tarantula Nebula. The image shows a cluster of more than 800,000 stars and protostars embedded inside the nebula.