It's the time of year when even the normally staid scientists at NASA get into the holiday spirit.
Last year, the space agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer imaged a cosmic christmas wreath for the holiday season. Not be outdone, the venerable Hubble Space Telescope is getting in on the action this year, offering up a dose of holiday cheer in the form of this image of NGC 5189, a nebula that
-- if you're brimming over with holiday cheer or just squinting a little -- resembles a very merry Christmas ornament wrapped in a festive ribbon.
You can take a trip through the cosmos to zoom in on the nebula just like the Hubble did in the short video below.