By Neha Yadav
Published Apr 06, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: NASA

8 stunning and colourful images of space captured by NASA

The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) frequently shares stunning images captured by its telescopes. Here are some colourful photos of space captured by NASA.

This captivating image shows bright colourful clouds of dust and smoke of the cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings.

Here's a stunning image of the vibrant Lagoon Nebula, situated about 4000 light-years away from Earth. 

This marvellous image shows the sharpest view of the Orion Nebula in the constellation Orion. It shows massive young stars forming amidst dense gas glowing in different colours.

This spectacular image of the Twin Jet Nebula, or PN M2-9 shows the formation of a bright and colourful bipolar planetary nebulae.

This gorgeous image is of the colourful region surrounding the Herbig-Haro object, a luminous region surrounding newborn stars that emit stellar winds and gas.

This beautiful image is a close-up view of the Veil Nebula, the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded almost 10,000 years ago. It is also known as Cygnus Loop and is situated in the constellation Cygnus.

This spectacular image shows the first detection of X-ray emission from young solar-type stars outside Earth's Milky Way Galaxy. This region is known as the "Wing" region of the Small Magellanic Cloud.

This amazing image is of NGC 2074 showing colourful smoke and gas emitted during a star formation. It is located about 170,000 light-years away near the Tarantula Nebula.