You'll feel traveling through the cosmos with these spectacular nebulae.

Nebulae, as you may know, are immense and diffuse clouds composed of cosmic dust, chemical elements like helium and hydrogen, and plasma that function as "star motherhoods", since it is in these vast celestial bodies that stars usually form. .

For over the years and with technological advancement, the development of increasingly powerful observing equipment has allowed astronomers to capture breathtaking images of nebulae that exist throughout the cosmos. Check out some of the most spectacular ones below - gathered from a selection shared by Alexander McNamara from Science Focus:

1 - “Pillars of Creation”, inside the Eagle Nebula

Pillars of Creation

Located 7, 000 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team / STScI / AURA / J. Hester and P. Scowen / Arizona State University)

2 - Double Jet Nebula

Double Jet Nebula

Located 2, 100 light-years from Earth (ESA / Hubble & NASA / Judy Schmidt)

3 - Veil Nebula

Veil Nebula

Nearly 1, 500 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team)

4 - Laguna Nebula

Laguna Nebula

Located over 4, 800 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / J. Trauger / Jet Propulson Laboratory)

5 - Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula

Located 6, 300 light-years from Earth (NASA / CXC / SAO)

6 - NGC 2174 Nebula or Monkey Head Nebula

Monkey Head Nebula

Located 6, 400 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team / STScI / AURA)

7 - Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula

About 1, 600 light-years from Earth (NASA / JPL-Caltech)

8 - Horse Head Nebula

Horse Head Nebula

Located 1, 500 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team)

9 - Butterfly Nebula

Butterfly Nebula

Located 3, 500 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / Hubble)

10 - Carina Nebula

Carina Nebula

Located between 6, 500 and 10, 000 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team / STScI / AURA)

11 - Pismis Nebula 24

Pimis Nebula 24

Located 4.5 light years from Earth (NASA / ESA / M. Livio / Hubble 20th Anniversary Team / STScI)

12 - Omega Nebula

Omega Nebula

Located between 5, 000 and 6, 000 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / JM Apellániz / IAA / Spain)

13 - NGC Nebula 1999

NGC Nebula 1999

Located 1, 500 light-years from Earth (NASA / ESA / J. Hester / ASU)