Phoenix Nebula by ~freelancah - Sometimes all you need is a little brightness in your life and this piece has enough light for a whole galaxy. Wonderful work with great sweeping bursts of nebula. (
Such vivid imagination & incredible talent here...
Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey as you might recall. He also wrote a great short story available online-just one page. You can find it at [link]
I quote, "Even the word nebula is misleading: this is a far smaller object than those stupendous clouds of mist--the stuff of unborn stars--that are scattered throughout the length of the Milky Way. On the cosmic scale, indeed, the Phoenix Nebula is a tiny thing--a tenuous shell of gas surrounding a single star. "