National Geographic News May 18, 2013 Milky Way flowing into the sea. Madagascar Island east, from French territory Reunion Island coast, it's one fantastic you've taken over the Indian Ocean. Photo Contest and an empty 4th International Earth (Fourth International Earth and Sky Photo Contest), and was elected to the 2-position "beautiful starry sky (Beauty of the Night Sky)" of the department.
Taken by Prosper Henry, 1885. This photograph of the Ring Nebula in the constellation Lyra shows but a three-degree section of the firmament, 1,956 light-years from earth. Once a star similar to our own sun, the nebula was formed when the star exploded, releasing gasses from its outer shell into space.
Celestial Emissions - Eta Carina Nebula by strongmanmike2002. Glowing regions of gas in our galaxy are known as emission nebulae. Imaging these nebulae through filters that only allow the passage of very specific wavelengths of light produces this type of image.