Pink gases in the Tarantula Nebula. Great public domain image from NASA’s GRIN collection.
This public domain photo is from GRIN, the Great Images In NASA Collection within the NASA image archive.
This colorful image captures the Tarantula Nebula which resides in the Large Magellanic Cloud. If all that just sounds like Greek to you, then we’re in the same boat. NASA’s website describes the cluster of stars in the lower right of the image as older and, in some cases, supernovae. The energy from these explosions is plowing through the gases of the Tarantula Nebula, causing the sheeting effect within the pink gases.
Because of the great texture and color in this public domain image, it would work well as a website background or as an inclusion in background collage.
This image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope – NASA. NASA is an Agency of the United States Government, therefore this image is in the public domain.
1.6 Megabyte JPG. Hosted by nasa.gov.