10 beautiful pics of space shared by NASA

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures the Carina Nebula, a giant cloud of gas and dust where new stars are born.

2. The Pillars of Creation , this one shows the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula. These towering columns of gas and dust are a popular target for astronomers because they are a site of active star formation.

3. Saturn's Rings This image from the Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's rings in stunning detail. The rings are made up of billions of ice particles, ranging in size from tiny grains to boulders.

4. The Earth This image, known as the "Blue Marble," shows the Earth as seen from space. It is a reminder of the beauty and fragility of our planet.

5. The Andromeda Galaxy This image from the Hubble Space  galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. Andromeda is a spiral galaxy that is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy.

6. The Sombrero Galaxy This image from the Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Sombrero Galaxy, a beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy.

7. The Sun This image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the Sun in all its fiery glory.

8. The Aurora Borealis This image shows the Aurora Borealis,  is caused by the interaction of charged particles from the Sun with the Earth's atmosphere.

9. The Milky Way Galaxy This image shows  galaxy is a vast disk of stars, gas, and dust, and we are located in one of its spiral arms.

10. The Universe  The image reveals thousands of galaxies, some of which are billions of light-years away.