Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula | The leader of the survey team, Maria-Rosa Cioni (University of Hertfordshire, UK) explains: "This view is of one of the most important regions of star formation in the local Universe, the spectacular 30 Doradus star-forming region, also called the Tarantula Nebula. At its core is a large cluster of stars called RMC 136, in which some of the most massive stars known are located."
Fireworks of star formation light up #galaxyNGC4214 | Newly released images obtained with Hubble Space Telescope reveal episodes of star formation that are occurring across the face of the nearby galaxy NGC 4214 - located some 13 million light-years from #Earth!
VISTA views Messier 78 – This richly detailed view of the star formation region Messier 78, in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. More information: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1635a/ Credit: ESO
Galaxy #NGC1275 | A dusty spiral galaxy appears to be rotating on edge, like a pinwheel, as it slides through the larger, bright galaxy NGC 1275, in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. These images, taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), show traces of spiral structure accompanied by dramatic dust lanes and bright blue regions that mark areas of active star formation.
Glowing Interstellar Grains This image of the star formation region NGC 6334 is one of the first scientific images from the ArTeMiS instrument on APEX. The picture shows the glow detected at a wavelength of 0.35 millimetres coming from dense clouds of interstellar dust grains. Image: ArTeMiS team/Ph. André, M. Hennemann, V. Revéret et al./ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit [high-resolution] Caption: ESO
Wild Youth - SH2-140, a region of spent star formation, lies 2,700 light years away from Earth. The young star cluster has freed itself from its natal shroud. Massive blue stars in the cluster indicate it is less than 10 million years old.