Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer
Credit: T.A. Rector and B.A. Wolpa, NOAO, AURA, and NSF
This is a false-color image of the star AE Aurigae (bright source of light slightly off center of image) embedded in a region of space containing smoke-like filaments of carbon-rich dust grains, a common phenomenon. It was taken by FUSE, and contributed to the discussion of deuterium abundance in the universe.