Amazing Images of The Heavenly Gas Clouds – Nebulae!

Nebulae are the beautiful interstellar clouds of dust, hydrogen, helium (and other ionized gases) that we can see from Earth. Most require powerful telescopes but some like the Orion Nebula is visible with the naked eye on a dark night! Explore the beauty of the Milky Way’s nebulae by viewing this amazing selection of images, some of the best ever taken, and read the Nebula page to learn more about them!

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Pillars of Creation - Taken by Hubble shows the elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 6,500-7,000 light years from Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA/ESA)