This Fuzzy Blue Blob is Most Distant Galaxy Ever Seen : The farthest confirmed galaxy to date, imaged here by the Hubble Space Telescope. New measurements taken at the W. Keck Observatory show that the galaxy lies about billion light years from Earth.
Night sky watcher William Berry sent in a photo of a Perseid meteor at Slide Mountain over Washoe Valley, NV. He says the image is a wide angle stack of about 1 hour, 30 second exposures, and he brightened the meteor trail a bit.
A nebula from Latin: "cloud"is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Originally, nebula was a name for any diffuse astronomical object, including galaxies beyond the Milky Way.