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Nebulae

These pictures were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and are provided courtesy of the Space Telescope Science Institute. All images were imaged with the Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 or the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).

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M16: The Eagle Nebula #1
Columns of cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust in M16, the Eagle Nebula. (Size: 293K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC95-44a

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M16: The Eagle Nebula #2
Closer view of the leftmost "pillar" of interstellar hydrogen gas and dust in M16, the Eagle Nebula. (Size: 389K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC95-44b

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M42: The Orion Nebula
Mosaic of 45 images taken between Jan. 1994 and March 1995 of M42, the Orion Nebula. (Size: 246K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC95-45a

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Planetary Nebula, MyCn18
MyCn18, a young planetary nebula located about 8,000 light-years away. (Size: 387K)

Image IDs: STScI-PRC96-07, P-46535

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The Helix Nebula
Collision of two gasses ("cometary knots") in the Helix Nebula in the constellation Aquarius. (Size: 104K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC96-13a

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The Helix Nebula: Detail
Closer view of the "cometary knots" in the Helix Nebula. (Size: 69K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC96-13b

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M1: The Crab Nebula
The Crab Nebula, M1, as imaged by HST and the Mount Palomar telescope. (Size: 308K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC96-22a

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NGC 604
Star forming region in the nebula NGC 604, in the nearby sprial galaxy M33, as imaged by HST and the Mount Palomar telescope. (Size: 47K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC96-27

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NGC 2363
Star forming region in the nebula NGC 2363, in the Magellanic galaxy NGC 2366, as imaged by HST and the Canada-France-Hawaii (CFHT) 3.6 m telescope on Mauna Kea. (Size: 35K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC96-31

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M8: The Lagoon Nebula
One-half light-year long interstellar "twisters" in the Lagoon Nebula (M8) in the constellation Sagittarius. (Size: 25K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC96-38a

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The Lagoon Nebula: Detail
Closer view of the "twisters" in the Lagoon Nebula. (Size: 26K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC96-38b

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Hen-1357: The Stingray Nebula
Image of the youngest known planetary nebula, the Stingray nebula (Hen-1357). (Size: 18K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC98-15a

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NGC 3603
Stellar formation in NGC 3603. (Size: 175K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC99-20

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The Papillon Nebula
Stellar formation in the Papillon Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (Size: 165K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC99-23

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He2-104: The Southern Crab Nebula
Close-up of the "Southern Crab Nebula" (He2-104). (Size: 194K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC99-32

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30 Doradus
The birthplace of massive stars, 30 Doradus Nebula (WFPC2 and NICMOS). (Size: 209K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC99-33a

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30 Doradus: Detail
Closer view of the stars in the 30 Doradus Nebula (WFPC2 and NICMOS). (Size: 153K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC99-33b

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M20: The Trifid Nebula
Stellar formation in the Trifid Nebula (M20). (Size: 45K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC99-42

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NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula
The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) in Cassiopeia. (Size: 67K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC00-04

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NGC 3372: The Carina Nebula
The Carina Nebula (NGC 3372). (Size: 143K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC00-06

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NGC 2392: The Eskimo Nebula
The "Eskimo" Nebula (NGC 2392). (Size: 93K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC00-07

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NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula
The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888). (Size: 544K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC00-23

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NGC 6822: Hubble-X
Hubble-X (NGC 6822). (Size: 46K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC01-01

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