The Heart Nebula Bleeds Out Into SpaceS

The so-called Heart Nebula lives up to its name, in this lush new image that an amateur astrophotographer posted on a new Flickr account. We've never seen nebula pictures this rich-looking. And just wait until you see the Rosette Nebula.

Check out more of these incredible space pictures over at the photographer's Flickr stream. [s58y on Flickr]

The Heart Nebula Bleeds Out Into SpaceS

Heart nebula - RGB.

The Heart Nebula Bleeds Out Into SpaceS

Rosette nebula

The Heart Nebula Bleeds Out Into SpaceS

Rosette nebula

The Heart Nebula Bleeds Out Into SpaceS

Barndoor nebula

The Heart Nebula Bleeds Out Into SpaceS

Elephant trunk nebula

The Heart Nebula Bleeds Out Into SpaceS

Elephant trunk nebula