On August 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Suns surface, but this one exploded, blasting hun
a region in the Carina Nebula imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope.The nebula is about 7500 light-years away from Earth. The pillar measures three light years in height; nascent stars inside the pillar fire off gas jets streaming from towering peaks
In the Heart of the Rosette Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years.