Just take a look at the photo below. Looks beautiful, doesn’t it? It looks more like the photo of an underwater life form taken under the sea than a giant cloud of interstellar gas undergoing the long processing that is the death of a star.
NASA says that this image taken by the space telescope Hubble—which is turning 20 this year—is the Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392. It was first discovered by William Herschel in 1787. In the middle you can see a dying star surrounded by some objects and gas.
The photography has been included in Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time, a book published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the space telescope. You can buy the book and see other similar photos at Amazon.