10 mesmerising images of stars captured by NASA

Pillars of Creation: This iconic image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, showcases towering columns of gas and dust within the Eagle Nebula, where new stars are being born.

The Orion Nebula: Another Hubble image, this nebula is a stellar nursery located in the Milky Way, where young stars illuminate the surrounding gas and dust with their intense radiation.

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104): A stunning image captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope, showcasing the dust lanes and bulging center of this spiral galaxy, resembling the brim of a Mexican hat.

The Crab Nebula (M1): Formed from a supernova explosion observed by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD, this nebula is a remnant of a star's death, now expanding outward in space.

The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293): Also known as the Eye of God, this planetary nebula resembles a cosmic eye staring back at us, formed from the outer layers of a dying star expelled into space.

The Carina Nebula: Another Hubble image, this nebula is one of the largest star-forming regions in the Milky Way, boasting intricate tendrils of gas and dust illuminated by young, massive stars.

The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543): This planetary nebula's intricate patterns resemble a cat's eye, formed from the outer layers of a dying star shedding into space.

The Horsehead Nebula: A dark nebula located in the constellation Orion, this image captures a silhouette resembling the profile of a horse's head against a background of bright emission nebula.

The Veil Nebula: A remnant of a supernova explosion, this intricate network of filaments showcases the aftermath of a massive star's demise, stretching across vast expanses of space.

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured stunning images of our neighboring galaxy, showcasing its spiral arms, dust lanes, and countless stars spread across its vast expanse.