12 Breathtaking Images From Space That Will Change Your Definition Of Natural Beauty

The universe is so unknown and foreign it’s absolutely mind-boggling. Sure, we’ve discovered a few stars and traveled above our planet, but that’s just a portion of the story.

Looking deeper into space, into different galaxies, we see a type of beauty that’s incomparable to anything we’ve seen on Earth. Some of the most beautiful discoveries seen by tools such as the Hubble telescope are nebulas. Defined as an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases, nebulae are intricate and stunning.

According to Wikipedia, “most nebulae are of vast size, even hundreds of light years in diameter. Although denser than the space surrounding them, most nebulae are far less dense than any vacuum created on Earth – a nebular cloud the size of the Earth would have a total mass of only a few kilograms. WOW.

Check out the 12 most beautiful and awe-inspiring nebulae in the universe!

1. Carina Nebula

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