Ceropegia haygarthii - From the plant family Apocynaceae, this unusual flower is…
Atmosphere on Mars. Photo by NASA.
Lagoon Nebula. Using its infrared capabilities, the Hubble telescope was able to peer through the thick clouds of dust and gas. The most obvious difference between Hubble’s infrared and visible images of this region is the abundance of stars that fill the field of view in the infrared. Most of them are more distant, background stars located behind the nebula. However, some of them are young stars within the Lagoon Nebula itself. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI.
Lagoon Nebula. The whole nebula, about 4000 light-years away, is an incredible 55 light-years wide and 20 light-years tall. This image shows only a small part of this turbulent star-formation region, about four light-years across. The observations were taken by Hubble in February 2018. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI.
Steampunk sculpture by Belgian artist Stephane Halleux