The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy
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Hubble Sees Brilliant Tapestry of Stars
The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in this Hubble Space Telescope image.
Hubble Hooks a One-Arm Galaxy
Located about 21 million light-years from our galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, NGC 4618 has a diameter of about one-third that of our Milky Way. Together with its neighbor, NGC 4625, it forms an interacting galaxy pair, which means that the two galaxies are close enough to influence each other gravitationally.
Hubble Spies Galactic Traffic Jam
NGC 3887 is one of many galaxies in our universe with spiral arms, just like our own Milky Way. Until the 1960s, the behavior of spiral arms was an astronomical puzzle. The arms emanate from a spinning core and "should" therefore become wound up ever more tightly over time. Instead, they move more slowly, like an interstellar traffic jam.
Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy
This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast, silent emptiness of space, but don’t be fooled — it keeps a violent secret.
Hubble Hooks a Supernova Host Galaxy
Galaxy NGC 2442, seen here by the Hubble Space Telescope, is nicknamed the Meathook galaxy owing to its extremely asymmetrical and irregular shape.
Hubble Nabs Space Invaders?
The gravitational field surrounding this massive cluster of galaxies, Abell 68, acts as a natural lens in space to brighten and magnify the light coming from very distant background galaxies. Like a fun house mirror, lensing creates a fantasy landscape of arc-like images and mirror images of background galaxies. The foreground cluster is 2 billion light-years away, and the lensed images come from galaxies far behind it. In this photo, the image of a spiral galaxy at upper left has been…
Glimpse of God? The Hubble Telescope’s 12 Best Photos on the 30th Anniversary of its Launch into Orbit
On the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble space telescope, enjoy our favorite 12 remarkable photos of nebulae and the Universe.
Hubble Sees Anemic Spiral NGC 4921
How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921? Although presently estimated to be about 310 million light years distant, a more precise determination could be coupled with its known recession speed to help humanity better calibrate the expansion rate of the entire visible universe.
Hubble Space Telescope Captures a frEGGS-Plosion of Star Formation
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, depicts a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules, or frEGGs for short. This object is formally known as J025157.5+600606. When a massive new star starts to shine while still within the c
Hubble Peeks at Stellar Treats
Aside from its dazzling good looks, this cluster of stars, NGC 2203, contains lots of astronomical treats that have helped astronomers puzzle together the lifetimes of stars.
Hubble Sees A Smiling Lens
In the center of this image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it seems to be smiling. You can make out its two orange eyes and white button nose. In the case of this “happy face”, the two eyes are very bright galaxies and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing. Galaxy clusters are the most massive structures in the Universe and exert such a powerful gravitational pull…