infinity-imagined: Super Star Cluster Westerlund This cluster is so massive that it is expected to eventually evolve into a globular cluster. It hosts a dozen O-class hypergiant stars, each one with a luminosity - times greater than that of our Sun.
This nebula, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on August is about light-years away. Hubble completed its orbit in its year of exploration and discovery, and in doing so took a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal.
Cone Nebula (NGC Star-Forming Pillar of Gas and Dust Radiation from hot stars off the top of the picture illuminates and erodes this giant, gaseous pillar. Additional ultraviolet radiation causes the gas to glow, giving the pillar its red halo of light.
A spectacular Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the heart of the Lagoon Nebula. Seen as a massive cloud of glowing dust and gas, bombarded by the energetic radiation of new stars, this placid name hides a dramatic reality. The Advanced Camera for.