A diagram showing a timeline of the formation of the Universe from the Big Bang ± billion years ago through the "Dark Ages", formation of the earliest galaxies and stars, and the dark-energy dominated era.
This spectacular view of the nebula RCW 34 showcases a formation that scientists call "champagne flow" as young stars form. The nebula is located in the southern constellation Vela (The Sails) and observed by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large
One of my all-time favorites. This Hubble photo is but a small portion of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula. Towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from.