Via Hubble: The cosmic "ice sculptures" of the Carina Nebula. Scientists are still trying to explain the beautiful spires.A nebula from Latin: "cloud"is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.
Remix Nebula - cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases that attract matter and materials to clump. These so called clumps form stars, planets, and other planetary systems. Nebulae are where the stars are formed!
The young star cluster NGC 602 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. This picture covers a region about 200 light years across, and the galaxies seen in the background are hundreds of millions of miles further from us.
This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousand of young stars & developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. I heart the Spitzer space telescope.
Combined visible and infra-red light images of star forming region Sharpless This nebula is located about light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It formed less years ago, making this one of the youngest star-forming regions known.