This is star cluster Pismis 24, located in the heart of the emission nebula NGC 6357. It can be found in the constellation Scorpius. I
It’s worth clicking on this picture to see it in a higher resolution. The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image was released on September 25, 2012.
One of my favourite things about picking up a good Space Opera novel is reading about the planets that the author has invented. Some of them
The Eagle Nebula is 7,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Serpens. This particular column of gas and dust is an enormous 91.7 trillion kilometres long.
This week’s picture features the space shuttle Endeavour docked at the International Space Station. The photo was taken during STS-118 in August 2007. Credit: NASA
This would have to be one of my favourite pictures. Taken from the space shuttle Discovery in August 2005, the International Space Station is poised