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year          release        image    Subject.NameDescription
       2008              1   a        HD 61005     <p>These near-infrared images, taken with the Near-I
       2008              1   b        HD 61005     Caption File Missing
       2008              2   b        Arp's Loop   Caption File Missing
       2008              2   d        Holmberg IX <p>This loose collection of stars is actually a dwarf irre
       2008              3   a        Abell 901/902<p>These images reveal the distribution of dark matte
       2008              3   b        Abell 901/902<p>Astronomers assembled this photo by combining a
       2008              3   c        Abell 901/902Caption File Missing
       2008              3   d        Abell 901/902Caption File Missing
       2008              3   e        Abell 901/902Caption File Missing
       2008              3   f        Abell 901/902Caption File Missing
       2008              4   a                     <p>This is an image of gravitational lens system SDSS
                                      SDSSJ0946+1006
       2008              4   b                     <p>This is an image of gravitational lens system SDSS
                                      SDSSJ0946+1006
       2008              4   c                     <p>This is a zoom onto the Hubble Space Telescope Ad
                                      SDSSJ0946+1006
       2008              6   a        Jupiter      <p>Detailed analysis of two continent-sized storms tha
       2008              6   b        Jupiter      <p>An image of Jupiter in visible-light from NASA's Hu
       2008              6   d        Jupiter      <p>The background image is from Hubble Space Teles
       2008              7   a        NGC 1132     <p>The elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 reveals the final res
       2008              7   b        NGC 1132     <p>This image of the elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 comb
       2008              7   c        NGC 1132     <p>This image of the elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 comb
       2008              8   a        Abell 1689   <p>A massive cluster of yellowish galaxies is seemingl
       2008              8   b        Abell 1689   Caption File Missing
       2008              8   c        Abell 1689   Caption File Missing
       2008              8   d        Abell 1689   Caption File Missing
       2008              9   a        COSMOS Field<p>Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
       2008              9   b                     Caption
                                      COSMOS0038+4133 File Missing
       2008              9   c                     Caption
                                      COSMOS0211+1139 File Missing
       2008              9   d                     Caption
                                      COSMOS5921+0638 File Missing
       2008              9   e                     Caption
                                      COSMOS0018+3845 File Missing
       2008              9   f                     Caption
                                      COSMOS0013+2249 File Missing
       2008              9   g                     Caption
                                      COSMOS0047+5023 File Missing
       2008             13   a        NGC 2371     <p>Probing a glowing bubble of gas and dust encirclin
       2008             14   a                     <p>The core
                                      Omega Centauri, NGC 5139of the spectacular globular cluster Omega
       2008             15   a        unknown      <p>These images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Teles
       2008             16   a        unknown      <p>Astronomy textbooks typically present galaxies as
       2008             16   aa                    <p>Arp 148 is the staggering aftermath of an encount
                                      Arp 148, VV 032, Mayall's Object, MCG+07-23-019
       2008             16   ab                     340, Arp 302, also known 340B, KPG 446B
                                      UGC 9618, VV<p>UGC 9618, VV 340A, VVas VV 340 or Arp 302 consi
       2008             16   ac                    <p>Arp 256 is a stunning system of two spiral galaxies
                                      Arp 256, VV 352, MCG-02-01-051
       2008             16   ad                    <p>NGC 6670 is a gorgeous pair of overlapping edge-o
                                      NGC 6670 , NGC 6670A/B, VII Zw 812
       2008             16   ae                     617
                                      NGC 6240, VV<p>NGC 6240 is a peculiar, butterfly- or lobster-shape
       2008             16   af                    <p>ESO 593-8
                                      ESO 593-8, ESO 593-IG008 is an impressive pair of interacting gala
       2008             16   ag       NGC 454      <p>NGC 454 is galaxy pair comprising a large red ellip
       2008             16   ah                     250a, Arp 238, a strongly
                                      UGC 8335, VV<p>UGC 8335 isKPG 369B interacting pair of spiral ga
       2008             16   ai                    <p>This VV 414, KPG displays a beautiful pair of inter
                                      NGC 6786, UGC11415, Hubble image 538, LEDA 62867
       2008             16   aj                    34*
                                      NGC 17, NGC <p>This galaxy features a single nucleus, containing a
       2008             16   ak                    <p>This Hubble image of ESO
                                      ESO 77-14, ESO 077-IG014, AM 2317-692 77-14 is a stunning sna
2008   16   al                 1179, Arp 272
                 NGC 6050, IC <p>NGC 6050/IC 1179 (Arp 272) is a remarkable collis
2008   16   am                <p>2MASX J09133888-1019196 comprises two interac
                 2MASX J09133888-1019196, IRAS F09111-1007
2008   16   an   AM 0500-620 <p>AM 0500-620 consists of a highly symmetric spiral
2008   16   ao   AM 0702-601 <p>AM 0702 consists of a couple of detached galaxies,
2008   16   ap                 ESO 508-45
                 AM 1316-241,<p>AM 1316-241 is made up of two interacting galaxie
2008   16   aq                <p>Arp 220 KPG 470, be single,
                 Arp 220, IC 1127, VV 540, appears toUGCa09913 odd-looking galaxy
2008   16   ar                <p>CGCG 436-030,
                 CGCG 436-030, IRAS 01173+1405the eye-catching spiral galaxy in t
2008   16   as                <p>The galaxies 1633-682
                 ESO 69-6, ESO 069-IG006, AM of this beautiful interacting pair bear
2008   16   at                <p>ESO 99-4
                 ESO 99-4, ESO 099-G004 is a galaxy with a highly peculiar shape
2008   16   au                <p>ESO 148-2 is beautiful
                 ESO 148-2, ESO 148-IG002, AMa2312-591 object that resembles an
2008   16   av                <p>ESO 239-2 is 2246-490
                 ESO 239-2, ESO 239-IG002, AMmost likely the result of a cosmic col
2008   16   aw                <p>ESO 255-7 consists of a
                 ESO 255-7, ESO 255-IG007, AM 0626-470 quartet of interacting gala
2008   16   ax                <p>ESO 286-19 is peculiar
                 ESO 286-19, ESO 286-IG019, AMa2055-425galaxy that consists of wh
2008   16   ay                <p>ESO 507-70 is 1300-233
                 ESO 507-70, ESO 507-G070, AM an odd-looking galaxy that is proba
2008   16   az                <p>ESO 550-2 shows a pair of spiral galaxies, the larg
                 ESO 550-2, ESO 550-IG02
2008   16   b    unknown      <p>Astronomy textbooks typically present galaxies as
2008   16   ba                <p>IC 883 displays a very disturbed, complex central
                 IC 883, UGC 08387, Arp 193, VV 821, I Zw 056
2008   16   bb                <p>IC Arp is an interacting galaxy system that is ver
                 IC 1623, IC 1623A/B,1623 236, VV 114
2008   16   bc                <p>IC 2545 is a beautiful, but deceptive object that ap
                 IC 2545, AM 1003-333
2008   16   bd   IC 2810      <p>IC 2810 is a disk galaxy viewed nearly edge-on. It
2008   16   be                <p>IC 4687/6, AM 1809-574
                 IC 4687, IC 4689, IC 4687 forms a triplet with two other galaxies: IC
2008   16   bf   IC 5298      <p>IC 5298 is a beautiful face-on spiral galaxy with tw
2008   16   bg                II 96, CGCG system of merging galaxies with a bizarre
                 II Zw 96, ZW <p>This is a 448-020, 2MASX J20572362+1707445
2008   16   bh                <p>This system consists of two interacting spiral galax
                 IRAS 18090+0130, 2MASX J18113342+0131427
2008   16   bi                <p>IRAS 20351+2521 is a galaxy
                 IRAS 20351+2521, 2MASX J20371771+2531377with a sprawling str
2008   16   bj                <p>This system is an interacting galaxy pair. The inter
                 IRAS 21101+5810, 2MASX J21112926+5823074
2008   16   bk                <p>IRAS 1056+248
                 IRAS F10565+2448, EQF10565+2448 is a system that appears to co
2008   16   bl   MCG+08-11-002<p>MCG+08-11-002 is an odd-looking galaxy with a s
2008   16   bm   MCG+12-02-001<p>MCG+12-02-001 consists of a pair of galaxies visib
2008   16   bn                 8696, I Zw 071
                 Mrk 273, UGC<p>Markarian 273 is a galaxy with a bizarre structure
2008   16   bo                 157, VV 520 KPG 031
                 NGC 520, Arp <p>NGC 231, is the product of a collision between two
2008   16   bp                <p>NGC 695 is a peculiar galaxy which looks like a rev
                 NGC 695, V Zw 123
2008   16   bq                <p>The galaxy system NGC
                 NGC 1614, Arp 186, Mrk 0617, II Zw 015 1614 has a bright optical c
2008   16   br                 065, AM 1025-433
                 NGC 3256, VV<p>NGC 3256 is an impressive example of a peculiar g
2008   16   bs                 694, Mrk 171, Arp 299, of a pair of 288
                 NGC 3690, IC <p>This system consistsVV 118, KPGgalaxies, dubbed
2008   16   bt                <p>NGC Zw 067, KPG 388
                 NGC 5256, Mrk 0266, I 5256, also known as Markarian 266, is a strik
2008   16   bu                <p>NGC 5257/8 (Arp 240) is an 389
                 NGC 5257, NGC 5257/8, Arp 240, VV 055, KPGastonishing galaxy pa
2008   16   bv                 253, KPG 401
                 NGC 5331, VV<p>NGC 5331 is a pair of interacting galaxies beginnin
2008   16   bw                <p>This beautiful pair of interacting galaxies consists o
                 NGC 5754, NGC 5752, NGC 5752/4, Arp 297
2008   16   bx                <p>NGC 6090 is beautiful pair of
                 NGC 6090, Mrk 0496, VV 626, IaZw 135, KPG 486spiral galaxies with
2008   16   by                <p>NGC 6621/2 Arp 81, VII Zw 778, strongly
                 NGC 6621, NGC 6622, VV 247, (VV 247, Arp 81) is aKPG 534Ainterac
2008   16   bz                <p>This is a stunning pair of 1514, IC 5283, KPG 575
                 NGC 7469, QSO J2303+0852, Arp 298, Mrk interacting galaxies, the b
2008   16   ca                <p>NGC 7674 Arp 182, above the
                 NGC 7674, Mrk 533, HCG 96,(seen just VV 343a center), also know
2008   16   cb                 155, Arp 055, known as the &quot;The Grasshopper,&
                 UGC 4881, VV<p>UGC 4881, "The Grasshopper"
2008   16   cc   UGC 5101     <p>UGC 5101 is a peculiar galaxy with a single nucleu
2008   16   cd                <p>The extraordinary galaxy UGC 8058, also known a
                 UGC 8058, Mrk 0231, VII Zw 490, QSO B1254+571
2008   16   ce                <p>UGC Mrk 9006, known as
                 UGC 12812, NGC 7771,12812, alsoKPG 592B Markarian 331, is a spi
2008   16   cf                <p>VV 283 looks like a single
                 VV 283, CGCG 043-099, MCG+01-33-036 peculiar galaxy, but is in
2008   16   cg                <p>VV 705,
                 VV 705, Mrk 848, I Zw 107or Markarian 848, consists of two galaxies
2008   17   a   GRB 080319B<p>Peering across 7.5 billion light-years and halfway b
2008   22   a                 327.6+14.6
                SN 1006, SNR<p>A delicate ribbon of gas floats eerily in our galaxy.
2008   22   b                 327.6+14.6
                SN 1006, SNR<p>This image is a composite of visible (or optical), ra
2008   22   c                 327.6+14.6
                SN 1006, SNR<p>Comparison of visible hydrogen emission in the NW
2008   23   a   Jupiter      <p>In what's beginning to look like a case of planetary
2008   23   b   Jupiter      <p>False color cylindrical map of Jupiter, constructed f
2008   23   c   Jupiter      <p>False color cylindrical map of Jupiter, constructed f
2008   24   a                 Abell 1656
                Coma Cluster,<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures the magn
2008   24   b                 Abell 1656
                Coma Cluster,Caption File Missing
2008   24   c                 Abell 1656
                Coma Cluster,Caption File Missing
2008   24   d                 Abell 1656
                Coma Cluster,Caption File Missing
2008   25   a   NGC 6791     <p>In studying the dimmest burned-out stars in globu
2008   25   c   NGC 6791     <p>The full Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys field
2008   25   d   NGC 6791     <p>A blow-up of view of a small region of the Advance
2008   27   a   Jupiter      <p>This sequence of Hubble Space Telescope images o
2008   27   b   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2008   27   c   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2008   27   d   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2008   27   e   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2008   28   a                <p>This Hubble
                NGC 1275, Perseus A, 3C 84 Space Telescope image of galaxy NGC
2008   28   b                Caption 3C Missing
                NGC 1275, Perseus A, File 84
2008   28   c                <p>The active
                NGC 1275, Perseus A, 3C 84 galaxy NGC 1275 is also a well-known r
2008   29   a   COSMOS Field<p>These images show four spiral galaxies with bars o
2008   29   b                <p>Barred spiral galaxy COSMOS 3127341 is located 2
                COSMOS 3127341
2008   29   c                <p>Barred spiral galaxy COSMOS 1705033 is located 3
                COSMOS 1705033
2008   29   d                <p>Barred spiral galaxy COSMOS 1161898 is located 5
                COSMOS 1161898
2008   29   e                <p>Barred spiral galaxy COSMOS 2607238 is located 6
                COSMOS 2607238
2008   29   f   COSMOS FieldCaption File Missing
2008   30   a                <p>These images taken 4458, VCC 1539, Space Teles
                VCC 2000, NGC 4660, VCC 1146, NGC by NASA's HubbleIC 3506, VC
2008   30   b                Caption
                VCC 2000, NGC 4660 File Missing
2008   30   c                Caption
                VCC 1146, NGC 4458 File Missing
2008   30   d                3506
                VCC 1539, IC Caption File Missing
2008   30   e                Caption File Missing
                VCC 1993, 2MASX J12441198+1256306
2008   30   f   M87          <p>The monstrous elliptical galaxy M87 is the home of
2008   30   g   unknown      <p>These images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Teles
2008   30   k   M87          <p>This image is a composite of visible (or optical), ra
2008   30   l                Caption VCC 1146,
                VCC 2000, NGC 4660, File Missing NGC 4458, VCC 1539, IC 3506, VC
2008   30   m   M87          Caption File Missing
2008   31   a   NGC 2074     <p>In commemoration of NASA's Hubble Space Telesc
2008   31   b   NGC 2074     Caption File Missing
2008   31   c   unknown      <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reached a milesto
2008   32   a                <p>A powerful
                MACS J0025.4&#8722;1222 collision of galaxy clusters has been cap
2008   32   b                Caption File Missing
                MACS J0025.4&#8722;1222
2008   33   a                <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rar
                2MASX J00482185-2507365
2008   33   b                Caption File Missing
                2MASX J00482185-2507365
2008   34   a   NGC 3324     <p>The landmark 10th anniversary of the Hubble Spac
2008   34   b   NGC 3324     Caption File Missing
2008   35   a                <p>These 3077, taken with
                NGC 253, NGC 300, NGCimagesNGC 4163 NASA's Hubble Space Tel
2008   35   b   NGC 253      Caption File Missing
       2008             35   c       NGC 300      Caption File Missing
       2008             35   d       NGC 3077     Caption File Missing
       2008             35   e       NGC 4163     Caption File Missing
       2008             35   f       NGC 300      <p>These images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Teles
       2008             35   g       NGC 300      Caption File Missing
       2008             35   h       NGC 300      Caption File Missing
       2008             35   i       NGC 300      Caption File Missing
       2008             35   j       NGC 253      <p>A close-up view from Hubble shows that NGC 253
       2008             35   k                    Caption File Missing
                                     NGC 253, NGC 300, NGC 3077, NGC 4163
       2008             37   a       Arp 147      <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in busines
       2008             37   b       Arp 147      Caption File Missing
       2008             38   a       NGC 1569     <p>This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telesco
       2008             38   b       NGC 1569     Caption File Missing
       2008             38   c       NGC 1569     <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has imaged one o
       2008             39   a                    <p>This image, taken
                                     Fomalhaut, HD 216956, Fomalhaut bwith the Advanced Camera for S
       2008             39   b                    Caption File Missing
                                     Fomalhaut, HD 216956, Fomalhaut b
       2008             39   c       Fomalhaut b Caption File Missing
       2008             39   e                    Caption File Missing
                                     Fomalhaut, HD 216956, Fomalhaut b
       2008             40   a       M13, NGC 6205<p>Like a whirl of shiny flakes sparkling in a snow glob
       2008             40   b       M13, NGC 6205Caption File Missing
       2008             40   d       M13, NGC 6205<p>Hubble catches an instantaneous glimpse of many
       2008             42   a                    <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught Jupiter
                                     Jupiter, Ganymede
       2008             42   b                    Caption File Missing
                                     Jupiter, Ganymede
       2008             42   c                    Caption File Missing
                                     Jupiter, Ganymede
       2008             42   d       unknown      <p>This series of images taken with NASA's Hubble Sp

year          release        image   Subject.NameDescription
       2009              1   a                     <p>This pair of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images
                                     Kelu-1 AB, Kelu
       2009              1   c                     <p>NEED CAPTION</p>
                                     Kelu-1 AB, Kelu
       2009              1   d                     <p>NEED CAPTION</p>
                                     Kelu-1 AB, Kelu
       2009              1   e                     Caption File Missing
                                     Kelu-1 AB, Kelu
       2009              2   a                     <p>This composite color infrared image of the center o
                                     Galactic Center
       2009              2   b                     <p>This NASA Hubble Space Telescope infrared mosaic
                                     Galactic Center
       2009              2   c                     Caption File Missing
                                     Galactic Center
       2009              2   d                     Caption File Missing
                                     Galactic Center
       2009              3   a       unknown       <p>Resembling comets streaking across the sky, these
       2009              3   b       unknown       Caption File Missing
       2009              3   c       unknown       Caption File Missing
       2009              3   d       unknown       Caption File Missing
       2009              3   e       unknown       Caption File Missing
       2009              4   a       SCP 06F6      <p>This pair of NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures
       2009              4   b       SCP 06F6      Caption File Missing
       2009              4   c       SCP 06F6      Caption File Missing
       2009              4   d       SCP 06F6      Caption File Missing
       2009              5   a       NGC 2818      <p>The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged striking d
       2009              5   b       NGC 2818      Caption File Missing
       2009              7   a                     <p>In 1609, Galileo improved the newly invented teles
                                     M101, NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy
       2009              7   b                     <p>This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 is a co
                                     M101, NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy
       2009              7   d                     <p>The Pinwheel Galaxy
                                     M101, NGC 4547, The yellow color is Hubble's view in visible light. M
2009    7   f                <p>The Pinwheel Galaxy
                M101, NGC 4547, The galaxy Messier 101 is a swirling spiral of stars
2009    7   h                <p>Messier 101 has a pancake-like shape that we view
                M101, NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy
2009    7   j                Caption Pinwheel Galaxy
                M101, NGC 4547, The File Missing
2009    7   m                <p>Messier 101 (also known as NGC 5457) is a stunni
                M101, NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy
2009    8   a   unknown      <p>This is a Hubble Space Telescope photo of the spira
2009    8   b   NGC 3021     Caption File Missing
2009    8   c   unknown      Caption File Missing
2009    8   d   unknown      Caption File Missing
2009    8   e   unknown      Caption File Missing
2009    8   f   unknown      Caption File Missing
2009    8   h   unknown      Caption File Missing
2009   10   a                <p>This NASA Hubble M59
                Hickson Compact Group 90, HCG 90, Space Telescope image shows th
2009   10   b                Caption File Missing
                Hickson Compact Group 90, HCG 90, M59
2009   11   a   unknown      <p>These four dwarf galaxies are part of a census of s
2009   11   b                Caption File Missing
                [CGW2003] J031931.7+4131
2009   11   c                Caption File Missing
                [CGW2003] J031910.4+4129
2009   11   d                Caption File Missing
                [CGW2003] J031900.4+4129
2009   11   e                Caption File Missing
                [CGW2003] J031905.2+4134
2009   11   f   unknown      Caption File Missing
2009   11   i                Caption File Missing
                Perseus Cluster
2009   12   a   Saturn       <p>On February 24, 2009, the Hubble Space Telescop
2009   12   b   Saturn       <p>This sequence of images captures the parade of se
2009   12   c   Saturn       Caption File Missing
2009   12   d   Saturn       Caption File Missing
2009   12   e   Saturn       Caption File Missing
2009   12   f   Saturn       <p>This close-up view of Saturn's disk captures the tra
2009   12   g   Saturn       Caption File Missing
2009   12   h   Saturn       Caption File Missing
2009   12   i   Saturn       Caption File Missing
2009   13   a                <p>Archival photographs from NASA's Hubble Space T
                SN 2005gl, NGC 266
2009   13   c   SN 2005gl    Caption File Missing
2009   13   e   SN 2005gl    Caption File Missing
2009   13   f   SN 2005gl    Caption File Missing
2009   14   a                 5679
                Arp 274, NGC <p>On April 1-2, the Hubble Space Telescope photogra
2009   14   b                 5679
                Arp 274, NGC Caption File Missing
2009   15   b   HR 8799b     <p>This is a Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS (Near In
2009   15   c   HR 8799b     Caption File Missing
2009   15   e   HR 8799b     Caption File Missing
2009   16   a   M87          <p>These images taken in ultraviolet light by NASA's H
2009   16   b   M87          Caption File Missing
2009   16   c   M87          Caption File Missing
2009   16   d   M87          Caption File Missing
2009   16   e   M87          Caption File Missing
2009   16   f   M87          Caption File Missing
2009   16   g   M87          Caption File Missing
2009   16   h   M87          Caption File Missing
2009   17   a                <p>This
                MACS J0717.5+3745 composite image shows the massive galaxy cl
2009   17   b                Caption
                MACS J0717.5+3745 File Missing
2009   18   a   Arp 194      <p>To commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope's 19
2009   18   b    Arp 194       Caption File Missing
2009   18   d                  <
                 1ES 0657-55.8 p>This composite image shows the galaxy cluster 1E
2009   18   e                  Caption File Missing
                 Extended Groth Strip (EGS)
2009   18   f                  <p>This image, taken
                 Fomalhaut, HD 216956, Fomalhaut bwith the Advanced Camera for S
2009   18   g    HUDF          <p>These postage-stamp-size images reveal 36 young
2009   18   h    unknown       <p>This is a sampling of the host galaxies of long-dura
2009   18   j    SN 1987A      <p>Two decades ago, astronomers spotted one of the
2009   18   k    M4, NGC 6121  Caption File Missing
2009   18   l    HE0450-2958<p>This image shows the quasar HE0450-2958 after a
2009   18   m                  <p>This is a composite
                 Jupiter, Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 photo, assembled from separat
2009   18   n                   Nix, pair of
                 Pluto, Charon,<p>AHydra small moons that NASA's Hubble Space T
2009   19   a                  <p>These 4662
                 NGC 4163, NGC 4068, ICimages, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Tele
2009   19   b    NGC 4163      Caption File Missing
2009   19   c    NGC 4068      Caption File Missing
2009   19   d    IC 4662       Caption File Missing
2009   19   e                  Caption IC Missing
                 NGC 4163, NGC 4068,File 466
2009   21   a                  <p>The
                 Kohoutek 4-55, K 4-55Hubble community bids farewell to the soon-to
2009   21   b                  Caption File Missing
                 PN K 4-55, Kohoutek 4-55, PN G084.2+01.0
2009   23   a    Jupiter       <p>This Hubble picture, taken on July 23, is the sharp
2009   23   b    Jupiter       <p>Closeup view of the new dark spot on Jupiter taken
2009   23   c    Jupiter       <p>WFC3 image of Jupiter taken July 23, 2009.</p>
2009   23   d    Jupiter       Caption File Missing
2009   24   a                  <p>This illustration compares the Milky Way with a com
                 1255-0 (1256-151, 1256-0)
2009   25   a                  <p>These four images are among the first observation
                 NGC 6302, Stephan's Quintet, Omega Centauri, Jet in Carina
2009   25   ac   N132D         <p>The wispy, glowing, magenta structures in this NA
2009   25   ad   N132D         <p>Supernova remnant N132D in the Large Magellanic
2009   25   ae   N132D         Caption File Missing
2009   25   af   N132D         <p>Spectrum of the supernova remnant LMC N132D ta
2009   25   ag   Markarian 817 <p>Rings of brilliant blue stars encircle the bright, acti
2009   25   ah   Markarian 817 <p>Active galaxy Markarian 817</p>
2009   25   ai   Markarian 817 Caption File Missing
2009   25   aj   Markarian 817 <p>Comparison of Markarian 817 spectra taken with th
2009   25   ak   PKS 0405-123  <p>Using a distant quasar as a cosmic flashlight, a ne
2009   25   an   PKS 0405-123  <p>Spectrum of PKS 0405-123 quasar, showing evide
2009   25   ao   Abell 370     <p>Hubble Space Telescope's newly repaired Advanced
2009   25   ap   Abell 370     Caption File Missing
2009   25   aq   Abell 370     <p>Details of ACS Hubble image of galaxy cluster Abe
2009   25   ar   Abell 370     Caption File Missing
2009   25   av   Eta Carinae <p>The signature balloon-shaped clouds of gas blown
2009   25   aw   Eta Carinae <p>WFPC2 image of the variable star Eta Carinae</p>
2009   25   ax   Eta Carinae <p>STIS spectrum of the variable star Eta Carinae</p
2009   25   ay   Eta Carinae Caption File Missing
2009   25   az   Jupiter       <p>This Hubble picture, taken on July 23, is the first fu
2009   25   b    NGC 6302      <p>Hubble WFC3 image of NGC 6302, planetary nebul
2009   25   ba   Jupiter       <p>Jupiter in single filter F437W, imaged with the WFC
2009   25   bb   Jupiter       Caption File Missing
2009   25   bc   NGC 6217      <p>This is the first image of a celestial object taken w
2009   25   bd   NGC 6217      Caption File Missing
2009   25   c                  <p>Galaxy group Stephan's Quintet is located in the co
                 Stephan's Quintet
       2009             25   d       Omega Centauri<p>Globular Cluster Omega Centauri imaged with Hub
       2009             25   e       Jet in Carina <p>Jet in the Carina Nebula taken with Hubble's WFC3
       2009             25   f       NGC 6302      <p>This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly.
       2009             25   g       NGC 6302      Caption File Missing
       2009             25   h       Jet in Carina <p>These two images of a huge pillar of star birth dem
       2009             25   i       Jet in Carina <p>Hubble WFC3 image of a stellar jet in Carina, obse
       2009             25   j       Jet in Carina <p>Hubble WFC3 image of a stellar jet in Carina, obse
       2009             25   k       Jet in Carina <p>Hubble WFC3 image of a stellar jet in Carina, obse
       2009             25   l       Jet in Carina <p>Full-field image of a stellar jet in the Carina Nebula
       2009             25   m       Jet in Carina Caption File Missing
       2009             25   q       Omega Centauri<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this pano
       2009             25   r       Omega CentauriCaption File Missing
       2009             25   w       Omega Centauri<p>This is a Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys ima
       2009             25   x                     <p>A
                                     Stephan's Quintet clash among members of a famous galaxy quinte
       2009             25   y                     Caption File Missing
                                     Stephan's Quintet
       2009             28   a                     <p>In celebration of the International Year of Astronom
                                     Galactic Center
       2009             28   b                     Caption File Missing
                                     Galactic Center
       2009             28   c                     <p>In celebration of the International Year of Astronom
                                     Galactic Center
       2009             28   e                     <p>Although best known for its visible-light images, th
                                     Galactic Center
       2009             28   g                     Caption File Missing
                                     Galactic Center
       2009             28   h                     <p>In celebration of the International Year of Astronom
                                     Galactic Center
       2009             29   a       M83           <p>The spectacular new camera installed on NASA's H
       2009             29   b       M83           <p>The spectacular new camera installed on NASA's H
       2009             29   f       M83           Caption File Missing
       2009             30   a       NGC 4710      <p>The magnificent galaxy NGC 4710 is tilted nearly e
       2009             31   a                     <
                                     HUDF WFC3/IR p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made the dee
       2009             31   b                     C
                                     HUDF WFC3/IR aption File Missing
       2009             32   a                     <p>Just in time for the holidays: a Hubble Space Teles
                                     30 Doradus, 30 Dor
       2009             32   b                     <p>These two images, taken in visible and infrared lig
                                     30 Doradus, 30 Dor
       2009             32   c                     Caption
                                     30 Doradus, 30 Dor File Missing
       2009             32   d                     Caption
                                     30 Doradus, 30 Dor File Missing
       2009             32   e                     Caption
                                     30 Doradus, 30 Dor File Missing
       2009             32   f                     <p>The massive, young stellar grouping, called R136,
                                     30 Doradus, 30 Dor

year          release        image   Subject.NameDescription
       2010              1   a       GOODS-S/ERS <p>More than 12 billion years of cosmic history are sh
       2010              1   b       GOODS-S/ERS <p>These three close-up views show the rich variety o
       2010              1   c       GOODS-S/ERS Caption File Missing
       2010              1   d       GOODS-S/ERS Caption File Missing
       2010              1   e       GOODS-S/ERS Caption File Missing
       2010              1   f                    Field WFC3/ERS Details
                                     GOODS SouthCaption File Missing
       2010              1   i                    Field WFC3/ERS
                                     GOODS SouthCaption File Missing
       2010              2   a                   <
                                     HUDF WFC3/IR p>This is the deepest image of the universe ever take
       2010              2   b                   C
                                     HUDF WFC3/IR aption File Missing
       2010              2   c                   C
                                     HUDF WFC3/IR aption File Missing
       2010              2   d                   C
                                     HUDF WFC3/IR aption File Missing
       2010              2   e                   C
                                     HUDF WFC3/IR aption File Missing
       2010              3   b                   <p>This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of young b
                                     2MASS J04414489+2301513, 2MASS J044144
       2010              3   c                   Caption File Missing
                                     2MASS J04414489+2301513, 2MASS J044144
2010    3   d                Caption File Missing
                2MASS J04414489+2301513, 2MASS J044144
2010    3   e                Caption File Missing
                2MASS J04414489+2301513, 2MASS J044144
2010    5   a   NGC 2976     <p>NGC 2976 does not look like a typical spiral galaxy
2010    5   b   NGC 2976     Caption File Missing
2010    6   a   Pluto        <p>This is the most detailed view to date of the entire
2010    6   b   Pluto        Caption File Missing
2010    6   c   Pluto        Caption File Missing
2010    6   d   Pluto        Caption File Missing
2010    6   e   Pluto        <p>These are two Hubble photo maps of the dwarf pla
2010    6   f   Pluto        Caption File Missing
2010    6   g   Pluto        Caption File Missing
2010    6   h   Pluto        <p>This is the most detailed view to date of the entire
2010    6   i   Pluto        Caption File Missing
2010    7   a                <p>This is a A2
                Comet-like Asteroid P/2010NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture of a
2010    7   b                Caption File Missing
                Comet-like Asteroid P/2010 A2
2010    7   c                Caption File Missing
                Comet-like Asteroid P/2010 A2
2010    7   d                Caption File Missing
                Comet-like Asteroid P/2010 A2
2010    8   a   HCG 31       <p>These four dwarf galaxies waited billions of years t
2010    8   b   HCG 31       <p>These four dwarf galaxies waited billions of years t
2010    8   c   HCG 31       Caption File Missing
2010    9   a   Saturn       <p>In January and March 2009, astronomers using NA
2010    9   b   Saturn       Caption File Missing
2010   13   a                <p>This craggy fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by w
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   b                <p>These two images of a three-light-year-high pillar
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   c                Caption File Missing
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   d                Caption File Missing
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   e                <p>This craggy fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by w
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   f                <p>This is a series of close-up views of the complex ga
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   g                <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this billo
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   h                <p>This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope near-infrar
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   13   i                Caption File Missing
                HH 901, HH 902
2010   14   a   30 Dor #016 <p>This image of the 30 Doradus nebula, a rambuncti
2010   14   b   30 Dor #016 Caption File Missing
2010   14   e   30 Dor #016 Caption File Missing
2010   16   a   Jupiter      <p>These NASA Hubble Space Telescope snapshots re
2010   16   b   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   16   c   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   16   d   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   16   e   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   16   f   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   16   g   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   16   h   unknown      Caption File Missing
2010   18   a   M87          <p>Astronomers find that the supermassive black hole
2010   19   b   HE 0437-5439 <p>This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows th
2010   19   d   HE 0437-5439 Caption File Missing
2010   19   e   unknown      Caption File Missing
2010   20   a   Jupiter      <p>Detailed observations made by the Hubble Space T
2010   20   b   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   20   c   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   20   d   Jupiter      <p>The giant stormy planet Jupiter has gone through
2010   20   e   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   20   f   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   20   g   Jupiter      Caption File Missing
2010   22   a   NGC 3603     <p>Like a July 4 fireworks display, a young, glittering
2010   22   b   NGC 3603     Caption File Missing
2010   24   a   NGC 4911     <p>A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image sh
2010   24   b   NGC 4911     Caption File Missing
2010   25   a                <p>A beautiful new image of two colliding galaxies has
                NGC 4038/4039, Antennae Galaxies
2010   26   a   Abell 1689   <p>This is the Hubble Space Telescope image of the in
2010   26   b   Abell 1689   Caption File Missing
2010   26   c   Abell 1689   Caption File Missing
2010   27   a   SNR 0509     <p>A delicate sphere of gas, photographed by NASA's
2010   27   b   SNR 0509     Caption File Missing
2010   27   c   SNR 0509     <p>This colorful creation was made by combining data
2010   28   a                <p>The multicolor snapshot, at top, taken with Wide F
                Omega Centauri, NGC 5139, Omega Cen
2010   28   b                Caption 5139, Omega Cen
                Omega Centauri, NGC File Missing
2010   29   a                 Pillar
                Carina Nebula<p>Enjoying a frozen treat on a hot summer day can l
2010   29   b                 Pillar
                Carina NebulaCaption File Missing
2010   29   c                 Pillar
                Carina Nebula<p>[LEFT] This is the Carina Nebula as imaged by grou
2010   30   a   SN 1987A     <p>This image shows the entire region around superno
2010   31   b                <p>This ultraviolet-light data from the Hubble Space T
                HE 2347-4342, QSO B2347-4342
2010   32   a   unknown      <p>This is an artist's concept of a craggy piece of sola
2010   33   a   Vesta        <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped these ima
2010   33   b   Vesta        Caption File Missing
2010   33   c   Vesta        Caption File Missing
2010   33   d   Vesta        Caption File Missing
2010   33   e   Vesta        Caption File Missing
2010   33   f   Vesta, Moon Caption File Missing
2010   33   g   Vesta        Caption File Missing
2010   34   a                <p>These four Hubble Space Telescope images, taken
                Asteroid P/2010 A2
2010   34   b                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   c                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   d                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   e                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   f                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   g                <p>These seven Hubble Space Telescope images, take
                Asteroid P/2010 A2
2010   34   h                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   i   unknown      Caption File Missing
2010   34   j                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   k                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   l                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   m                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   34   n                Caption
                Asteroid P/2010 A2 File Missing
2010   35   a                <p>Hubble Space Telescope observations of comet 103
                Comet 103/P Hartley 2
2010   35   b                Caption File Missing
                Comet 103/P Hartley 2
2010   36   a   NGC 3982     <p>Though the universe is chock full of spiral-shaped
2010   36   b   NGC 3982     Caption File Missing
2010   37   a   Abell 1689   <p>This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows th
       2010             37   b       Abell 1689   Caption File Missing
       2010             38   a       NGC 4150     <p>These images, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Te
       2010             38   b       NGC 4150     Caption File Missing
       2010             38   c       NGC 4150     Caption File Missing
       2010             38   d       NGC 4150     Caption File Missing

year          release        image   Subject.NameDescription
       2011              1   a                    <p>In this image by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope,
                                     Hanny's Voorwerp, IC 2497
       2011              1   b                    <p>A vast number of galaxies is seen in this Hubble in
                                     Hanny's Voorwerp, IC 2497
       2011              1   c                    Caption 2497
                                     Hanny's Voorwerp, IC File Missing
       2011              3   a                    <p>These
                                     M51, Whirlpool Galaxy images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope s
       2011              3   b                    Caption
                                     M51, Whirlpool GalaxyFile Missing
       2011              3   c                    Caption
                                     M51, Whirlpool GalaxyFile Missing
       2011              3   d                    Caption
                                     M51, Whirlpool GalaxyFile Missing
       2011              4   b       HUDF         <p>This is a color composite image of the Hubble Ultra
       2011              5   a       HUDF         <p>The farthest and one of the very earliest galaxies e
       2011              5   b       HUDF         Caption File Missing
       2011              5   c       HUDF         Caption File Missing
       2011              5   d       HUDF         Caption File Missing
       2011              5   g       HUDF         Caption File Missing
       2011              6   a       NGC 2841     <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a majestic
       2011              6   b       NGC 2841     Caption File Missing
       2011              8   a       NGC 5584     <p>The brilliant, blue glow of young stars traces the g
       2011              8   b       NGC 5584     <p>This illustration shows the location of Cepheid vari
       2011              8   c       NGC 5584     Caption File Missing
es, taken with the Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope


ars is actually a dwarf irregular galaxy, called Holmberg IX. It resides just off the outer edge of M81, a large spiral galaxy i
distribution of dark matter in the supercluster Abell 901/902, composed of hundreds of galaxies.</p> <p>The image in th
his photo by combining a visible-light image of the Abell 901/902 supercluster taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescop




ational lens system SDSSJ0946+1006 as photographed by Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The g
ational lens system SDSSJ0946+1006 as photographed by Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys.</p>
ubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys image of gravitational lens system SDSSJ0946+1006, showing two c
ontinent-sized storms that erupted in Jupiter's atmosphere in March 2007 shows that Jupiter's internal heat plays a signifi
 ble-light from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) on May 11, 2007 showing the turbulent pattern generated by the tw
from Hubble Space Telescope and shows the turbulent pattern generated by the two plumes on May 11, 2007 (upper left p
1132 reveals the final result of what may have been a group of galaxies that merged together in the recent past. Another
l galaxy NGC 1132 combines an image from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory obtained in 2004 with images from the H
l galaxy NGC 1132 combines an image from NASA's /Chandra X-Ray Observatory/ obtained in 2004 with images from the
wish galaxies is seemingly caught in a spider web of eerily distorted background galaxies in the left-hand image, taken wit




s Hubble Space Telescope have compiled a large catalog of gravitational lenses in the distant universe. The catalog contain




 of gas and dust encircling a dying star, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a wealth of previously unseen structures.<
ar globular cluster Omega Centauri glitters with the combined light of 2 million stars. The entire cluster contains 10 million
ASA's Hubble Space Telescope show nine compact, ultradense galaxies as they appeared 11 billion years ago.</p> <p>Th
 cally present galaxies as staid, solitary, and majestic island worlds of glittering stars.</p> <p>But galaxies have a dynam
  aftermath of an encounter between two galaxies, resulting in a ring-shaped galaxy and a long-tailed companion. The colli
  VV 340 or Arp 302 consists of a pair of very gas-rich spiral galaxies in their early stages of interaction: VV 340A is seen e
tem of two spiral galaxies in an early stage of merging. The Hubble image displays two galaxies with strongly disrupted sh
pair of overlapping edge-on galaxies resembling a leaping dolphin. Scientists believe that NGC 6670 has already experienc
 utterfly- or lobster-shaped galaxy consisting of two smaller merging galaxies. It lies in the constellation of Ophiuchus, the
ve pair of interacting galaxies with a feather-like galaxy crossing a companion galaxy. The two components will probably m
 mprising a large red elliptical galaxy and an irregular gas-rich blue galaxy. The system is in the early stages of an interact
 teracting pair of spiral galaxies resembling two ice skaters. The interaction has united the galaxies via a bridge of material
ys a beautiful pair of interacting spiral galaxies with swirling arms. The smaller of the two, dubbed LEDA 62867 and positio
 gle nucleus, containing a blue central disk with delicate fine structure in the outer parts, and tidal tails indicative of two fo
  77-14 is a stunning snapshot of a celestial dance performed by a pair of similar sized galaxies. Two clear signatures of th
  72) is a remarkable collision between two spiral galaxies, NGC 6050 and IC 1179, and is part of the Hercules Galaxy Clust
  96 comprises two interacting galaxies that are both disturbed by gravitational interaction. The wide separation of the pair
a highly symmetric spiral galaxy seen nearly face-on and partially backlit by a background galaxy. The foreground spiral g
uple of detached galaxies, far apart and probably only just beginning to interact. The first signs of the interaction are visibl
  of two interacting galaxies - a spiral galaxy (on the left of the frame) in front of an elliptical galaxy (on the right of the fra
  ingle, odd-looking galaxy, but is in fact a nearby example of the aftermath of a collision between two spiral galaxies. It is
 atching spiral galaxy in the image, shows a very pronounced curling tail. The companion galaxy, located to the bottom-rig
 iful interacting pair bear some resemblance to musical notes on a stave. Long tidal tails sweep out from the two galaxies:
   a highly peculiar shape that is probably the remnant of an earlier merger process that has deformed it beyond visual reco
object that resembles an owl in flight. It consists of a pair of former disk galaxies undergoing a collision. The cores of the t
the result of a cosmic collision or a lengthy merger process that will eventually result in an elliptical galaxy. The messy int
 uartet of interacting galaxies. Three or four galaxies are embedded in a common structure with an arc-like shape. The upp
 galaxy that consists of what were originally two disk galaxies that are now in the midst of an ongoing collision. It has unde
 king galaxy that is probably the remnant of an earlier merger process. It is a chaotic swirl of gas, dust and stars with no s
  f spiral galaxies, the larger nearly face-on and accompanied by a smaller, highly tilted partner. Tidal interaction from the s
 cally present galaxies as staid, solitary, and majestic island worlds of glittering stars. But galaxies have a dynamical side.
  turbed, complex central region with two tidal tails of approximately the same length emerging at nearly right angles: one
 galaxy system that is very bright when observed in the infrared. One of the two galaxies, the infrared-bright, but optically
 t deceptive object that appears to be a single S-shaped galaxy, but is actually a pair of merging galaxies. The two cores of
  iewed nearly edge-on. It is slightly disturbed by gravitational interaction with a smaller, dusty companion (located to the
 th two other galaxies: IC 4686 to the right and IC 4689 further to the right. IC 4687 has a chaotic body of stars, gas and d
e-on spiral galaxy with two long arms extending from the central bulge and curving back amongst the scattered stars, gas
ng galaxies with a bizarre shape. Powerful young starburst regions hang as long threadlike structures between the main ga
wo interacting spiral galaxies. The galaxy to the left displays a dim plume of luminosity that extends to the right in the dire
  laxy with a sprawling structure of gas, dust and numerous blue star knots. IRAS 20351+2521 is located in the constellatio
 ing galaxy pair. The interaction has disturbed both galaxies: the lower galaxy has a bizarre structure and a tidal tail emerg
 ystem that appears to consist of two colliding galaxies. The larger galaxy has dust lanes, while the smaller galaxy has a pr
 d-looking galaxy with a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy's center, making it resemble a &quo
  of a pair of galaxies visibly affected by gravitational interaction as material is flung out in opposite directions. A large gala
   with a bizarre structure that somewhat resembles a toothbrush. The Hubble image shows an intricate central region and
   a collision between two disk galaxies that started 300 million years ago. It exemplifies the middle stages of the merging p
axy which looks like a revolving tornado. It is a disturbed spiral galaxy, seen face-on, with loosely wound spiral arms. Kno
 614 has a bright optical center and two clear inner spiral arms that are fairly symmetrical. It also has a spectacular outer
 e example of a peculiar galaxy that is actually the relict of a collision of two separate galaxies that took place in a distant
 pair of galaxies, dubbed NGC 3690 (or Arp 299), which made a close pass some 700 million years ago. As a result of this i
   Markarian 266, is a striking example of two disk galaxies that are about to merge. Spectacular streamers of gas surround
 an astonishing galaxy pair, composed of spiral galaxies of similar mass and size, NGC 5257 and NGC 5258. The galaxies a
  racting galaxies beginning to hold their arms . There is a blue trail which appears in the image flowing to the right of the s
  acting galaxies consists of NGC 5754, the large spiral on the right, and NGC 5752, the smaller companion in the bottom le
 air of spiral galaxies with an overlapping central region and two long tidal tails formed from material ripped out of the gala
   81) is a strongly interacting pair of galaxies, seen about 100 million years after their closest approach. It consists of NGC
  nteracting galaxies, the barred spiral Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 7469 (Arp 298, Mrk 1514), a luminous infrared source with a p
ve the center), also known as Markarian 533, is the brightest and largest member of the so-called Hickson 96 compact gro
 &quot;The Grasshopper,&quot; is a stunning system consisting of two colliding galaxies. It has a bright curly tail containin
  laxy with a single nucleus contained within an unstructured main body that suggests a recent interaction and merger. UGC
 UGC 8058, also known as Markarian 231, was discovered in 1969 as part of a survey searching for galaxies with strong ul
 s Markarian 331, is a spiral galaxy with no obvious tidal tails. It is located in the lower part of the Hubble image. Two neig
   peculiar galaxy, but is in fact a pair of merging galaxies. A tidal tail swirls out from a messy central region and splits into
 , consists of two galaxies that seem to be embracing each other. Two long, highly curved arms of gas and stars emerge fr
 light-years and halfway back to the Big Bang, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the fading optical counte
 oats eerily in our galaxy. A contrail from an alien spaceship? A jet from a black-hole? Actually this image, taken by NASA's
  of visible (or optical), radio, and X-ray data of the full shell of the supernova remnant from SN 1006. The radio data show
 rogen emission in the NW filament of SN 1006 in data taken at the CTIO 0.9m telescope (H-alpha, continuum-subtracted;
ok like a case of planetary measles, a third red spot has appeared alongside its cousins &mdash; the Great Red Spot and R
p of Jupiter, constructed from a set of images of the planet obtained with the WFPC2 on the Hubble Space Telescope. Indiv
p of Jupiter, constructed from a set of images of the planet obtained with the WFPC2 on the Hubble Space Telescope. Indiv
escope captures the magnificent starry population of the Coma Cluster of galaxies, one of the densest known galaxy collec




 burned-out stars in globular star cluster NGC 6791, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a paradox: three differ
  Camera for Surveys field is full of stars estimated to be 8 billion years old. Two background galaxies can be seen at upper
mall region of the Advanced Camera for Surveys field reveals very faint white dwarfs. The hotter dwarfs are 4 billion years o
Space Telescope images offers an unprecedented view of a planetary game of Pac-Man among three red spots clustered to




 ope image of galaxy NGC 1275 reveals the fine, thread-like filamentary structures in the gas surrounding the galaxy. The r

75 is also a well-known radio source (Perseus A) and a strong emitter of X-rays due to the presence of a black hole in the
 piral galaxies with bars of stars and gas slicing through them.</p> <p>The galaxies are at various distances from Earth.
MOS 3127341 is located 2.1 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is part of a landmark study of more than 2,000
MOS 1705033 is located 3.8 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is part of a landmark study of more than 2,000
MOS 1161898 is located 5.3 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is part of a landmark study of more than 2,000
MOS 2607238 is located 6.4 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is part of a landmark study of more than 2,000

 ASA's Hubble Space Telescope show four members of the Virgo cluster of galaxies, the nearest large galaxy cluster to Eart




 alaxy M87 is the home of several trillion stars, a supermassive black hole, and a family of 15,000 globular star clusters.</
 ASA's Hubble Space Telescope show the globular cluster systems of 100 galaxies observed within the Advanced Camera fo
  of visible (or optical), radio, and X-ray data of the giant elliptical galaxy, M87. M87 lies at a distance of 54 million light-ye


 SA's Hubble Space Telescope completing its 100,000th orbit in its 18th year of exploration and discovery, scientists at the

 escope reached a milestone of 100,000 orbits at 7:42 a.m. EDT on Monday, August 11, 2008. At that time the telescope w
 axy clusters has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. This clash of clusters

 escope has captured a rare alignment between two spiral galaxies. The outer rim of a small, foreground galaxy is silhouett

 ersary of the Hubble Space Telescope's Hubble Heritage Project is being celebrated with a 'landscape' image from the cosm

 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are close-up views of four galaxies from a large survey of nearby galaxies.</p> <p>The g
ASA's Hubble Space Telescope capture three close-up views of the spiral galaxy NGC 300, a member of the Sculptor Group




ble shows that NGC 253 is ablaze with the light from thousands of young, blue stars. The spiral galaxy is undergoing inten

escope is back in business.</p> <p>Just a couple of days after the orbiting observatory was brought back online, Hubble

A's Hubble Space Telescope showcases the brilliant core of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighborhood. The e

escope has imaged one of the most active galaxies in our local neighborhood. NGC 1569, sparkles with the light from millio
e Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the newly discovered planet, Fomalhaut b




s sparkling in a snow globe, Hubble catches an instantaneous glimpse of many hundreds of thousands of stars moving abo

 aneous glimpse of many hundreds of thousands of stars moving about in the globular cluster M13, one of the brightest an
escope has caught Jupiter's moon Ganymede playing a game of &quot;peek-a-boo.&quot; In this crisp Hubble image, Gany


 n with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, disappearing behind the planet.</p> <p


Space Telescope images of the binary brown dwarf Kelu-1 trace the orbital motion of the two stars over a seven-year span




red image of the center of our Milky Way galaxy reveals a new population of massive stars and new details in complex stru
Telescope infrared mosaic image represents the sharpest survey of the Galactic Center to date. It reveals a new population


king across the sky, these four speedy stars are plowing through regions of dense interstellar gas and creating brilliant arro




Space Telescope pictures shows the appearance of a mysterious burst of light that was detected on February 21, 2006, br




ope has imaged striking details of the famed planetary nebula designated NGC 2818, which lies in the southern constellatio

d the newly invented telescope, turned it toward the heavens, and revolutionized our view of the universe. In celebration o
alaxy Messier 101 is a composite of views from the Spitzer Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray
e's view in visible light. Most of this light comes from stars, and they trace the same spiral structure as the dust lanes.</p>
  a swirling spiral of stars, gas, and dust. Messier 101 is nearly twice as wide as our Milky Way Galaxy.</p> <p>Spitzer's
 e-like shape that we view face-on. This perspective shows off the spiral structure that gives it the nickname the Pinwheel

as NGC 5457) is a stunning face-on spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Urs
lescope photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 3021. This was one of several hosts of recent Type Ia supernovae observed by astr




Telescope image shows three galaxies playing a game of gravitational tug-of-war that may result in the eventual demise o

 are part of a census of small galaxies in the tumultuous heart of the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster.</p> <p>The galaxie




e Hubble Space Telescope took a photo of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet. In this view, the gia
captures the parade of several of Saturn's moons transiting the face of the gas giant planet. This is a rare event because th




urn's disk captures the transit of several moons across the face of the gas giant planet. The giant orange moon Titan &nda




m NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have been used to uncover the progenitor star to a supernova that exploded in 2005. To




Space Telescope photographed the winning target in the Space Telescope Science Institute's &quot;You Decide&quot; com

 lescope NICMOS (Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer) coronagraphic image of a planet orbiting the star


 raviolet light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal the brightening of a jet of gas blasting from the core of the gigant




 ws the massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745 (MACS J0717, for short), where four separate galaxy clusters have be

bble Space Telescope's 19 years of historic, trailblazing science, the orbiting telescope has photographed a peculiar system
 ws the galaxy cluster 1E 0657-556, also known as the &quot;bullet cluster.&quot; This cluster was formed after the collisi

 e Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the newly discovered planet, Fomalhaut b
e images reveal 36 young galaxies caught in the act of merging with other galaxies. These galaxies appear as they existed
host galaxies of long-duration gamma-ray bursts taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Gamma-ray bursts are powerfu
omers spotted one of the brightest exploding stars in more than 400 years.</p> <p>Since that first sighting, the doomed

  sar HE0450-2958 after advanced image processing known as MCS-deconvolution. Thanks to this technique, it is possible t
 , assembled from separate images of Jupiter and Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9, as imaged by the Wide Field &amp; Planeta
 t NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto now have official names: Nix and Hydra. Photographed by Hub
  ASA's Hubble Space Telescope, show myriad stars residing in the central regions of the three dwarf galaxies NGC 4163, N




 ds farewell to the soon-to-be decommissioned Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) onboard the Hubble Space Telesco

n on July 23, is the sharpest visible-light picture taken of the impact feature. The observations were made with Hubble's ne
dark spot on Jupiter taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 on July 23, 2009.</p>
ken July 23, 2009.</p>

 the Milky Way with a compact galaxy in the early universe.</p> <p>Looking almost 11 billion years into the past, astron
mong the first observations made by the new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the upgraded NASA Hubble Space Telescope.</p
enta structures in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image are the remains of a star 10 to 15 times the mass of the Sun t
 D in the Large Magellanic Cloud</p>

 a remnant LMC N132D taken with Hubble's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph.</p>
 s encircle the bright, active core of this spiral galaxy, whose monster black hole is blasting material into space at 9 million


 817 spectra taken with the COS detector in 2009 and GHRS detector in 1997</p>
 a cosmic flashlight, a new instrument aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has begun probing the invisible, skeletal str
 3 quasar, showing evidence of intergalactic clouds at different distances</p>
  newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has peered nearly 5 billion light-years away to resolve intricate detai

age of galaxy cluster Abell 370</p>

 ped clouds of gas blown from a pair of massive stars called Eta Carinae have tantalized astronomers for decades. Eta Cari
 ble star Eta Carinae</p>
 able star Eta Carinae</p>

n on July 23, is the first full-disk natural-color image of Jupiter made with Hubble's new camera, the Wide Field Camera 3 (
GC 6302, planetary nebula in Scorpius</p>
7W, imaged with the WFC3/UVIS detector.</p>

a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The camera was restored to operatio

Quintet is located in the constellation Pegasus.</p>
 entauri imaged with Hubble's WFC3 detector</p>
 aken with Hubble's WFC3 detector</p>
  like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene.</p> <p>What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauld

ge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and in infrared light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescop
stellar jet in Carina, observed in ultraviolet/visible light</p>
stellar jet in Carina, observed in infrared light</p>
stellar jet in Carina, observed in ultraviolet/visible/infrared light</p>
 r jet in the Carina Nebula, imaged by Hubble's WFC3/UVIS detector</p>

escope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star c

d Camera for Surveys image of the globular star cluster Omega Centauri. This image was used in a zoom animation highlig
of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young, blue stars to aging, red s

 national Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories &mdash; the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Te

 national Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories &mdash; the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Te
 ts visible-light images, the Hubble Space Telescope also observes over a limited range of infrared light. The galactic cente

national Year of Astronomy 2009, NASA's Great Observatories &mdash; the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Te
era installed on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4 in May has delivered the most detailed view of
era installed on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4 in May has delivered the most detailed view of

GC 4710 is tilted nearly edge-on to our view from Earth. This perspective allows astronomers to easily distinguish the cent
escope has made the deepest image of the universe ever taken in near-infrared light. The faintest and reddest objects in th

 ys: a Hubble Space Telescope picture postcard of hundreds of brilliant blue stars wreathed by warm, glowing clouds. The f
 in visible and infrared light by the Wide Field Camera 3 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveal a massive star clus




 r grouping, called R136, is only a few million years old and resides in the 30 Doradus Nebula, a turbulent star-birth region


s of cosmic history are shown in this unprecedented, panoramic, full-color view of thousands of galaxies in various stages o
ws show the rich variety of galaxies that appear in the new panoramic, full-color image of the Great Observatories Origins D




 of the universe ever taken in near-infrared light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The faintest and reddest objects (left




 lescope image of young brown dwarf 2M J044144. It has a companion object at the 8 o'clock position that is estimated to
ike a typical spiral galaxy, as this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows.</p> <p>In this view of the oddball galaxy

view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope ph




oto maps of the dwarf planet Pluto, as seen in 1994 and 2002-2003. Hubble's view isn't sharp enough to see craters or mo


view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope ph

ace Telescope picture of a comet-like object called P/2010 A2, which was first discovered by the LINEAR (Lincoln Near-Ear




 waited billions of years to come together, setting off a fireworks show as thousands of new star clusters come to life. The
 waited billions of years to come together, setting off a fireworks show as thousands of new star clusters come to life. The

09, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took advantage of a rare opportunity to record Saturn when its ring

 taintop enshrouded by wispy clouds looks like a bizarre landscape from Tolkien's &quot;The Lord of the Rings&quot; or a D
ree-light-year-high pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and infrared light by NASA's Hubble S


 taintop enshrouded by wispy clouds looks like a bizarre landscape from Tolkien's &quot;The Lord of the Rings&quot; or a D
p views of the complex gas structures in a small portion of the Carina Nebula. The nebula is a cold cloud of predominantly
escope captured this billowing cloud of cold interstellar gas and dust rising from a tempestuous stellar nursery located in th
ace Telescope near-infrared-light image of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the bri

adus nebula, a rambunctious stellar nursery, and the enlarged inset photo show a heavyweight star that may have been ki


e Telescope snapshots reveal an impact scar on Jupiter fading from view over several months between July 2009 and Nove




 supermassive black hole at the center of the most massive local galaxy (M87) is not where it was expected. Their researc
Telescope image shows the hypervelocity star that was kicked out of the center of our Milky Way galaxy with enough energ


de by the Hubble Space Telescope have found an answer to the flash of light seen June 3 on Jupiter. It came from a giant
upiter has gone through a makeover, as seen in these comparative Hubble Space Telescope images taken nearly 11 month




 play, a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas

Space Telescope image shows a majestic face-on spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies

two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million l
Telescope image of the inner region of Abell 1689, an immense cluster of galaxies located 2.2 billion light-years away. Dar


photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, floats serenely in the depths of space. The pristine shell, or bubble, is th

 made by combining data from two of NASA's Great Observatories. Optical data of SNR 0509-67.5 and its accompanying s
at top, taken with Wide Field Camera 3 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, captures the central region of the giant gl

n a hot summer day can leave a sticky mess as it melts in the Sun and deforms. In the cold vacuum of space, there is no e

Nebula as imaged by ground-based telescopes at the Cerro Tololo Inter-american Observatory (CTIO) in La Serena, Chile.
ire region around supernova 1987A. The most prominent feature in the image is a ring with dozens of bright spots. A shoc
 from the Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph shows strong helium II absorption and transmission lines
 of a craggy piece of solar system debris that belongs to a class of bodies called trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs). Most TNO
escope snapped these images of the asteroid Vesta in preparation for the Dawn spacecraft's visit in 2011.</p> <p>Each o




Telescope images, taken over a five-month period, show the odd-shaped debris that likely came from a collision between t




e Telescope images, taken over a five-month period, show the odd-shaped debris from a collision between two asteroids.<




observations of comet 103P/Hartley 2, taken on September 25, are helping in the planning for a November 4 flyby of the c

 ock full of spiral-shaped galaxies, no two look exactly the same. This face-on spiral galaxy, called NGC 3982, is striking fo

Telescope image shows the distribution of dark matter in the center of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 1689, containing abou
 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveal fresh star birth in the ancient elliptical galaxy NGC 4150, located about 44 million




Hubble Space Telescope, an unusual, ghostly green blob of gas appears to float near a normal-looking spiral galaxy.</p> <
s is seen in this Hubble infrared image of the area surrounding the space oddity, Hanny's Voorwerp. Located in the constell

Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different face-on views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool G




 mage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Green circles mark the locations of candidate galaxies at a redshift of z~8, while hig
he very earliest galaxies ever seen in the universe appears as a faint red blob in this ultra-deep&ndash;field exposure take




escope reveals a majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841.</p> <p>A bright cusp o

 young stars traces the graceful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5584 in this Hubble Space Telescope image. Thin, dark dust lan
e location of Cepheid variables found in the spiral galaxy NGC 5584. Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared data taken with Hubb
s Hubble Space Telescope, show the wing- shaped dust disk surrounding the young, nearby star HD 61005. Astronomers h


81, a large spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. This image was taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys in early 2006. H
 /p> <p>The image in the center shows the entire supercluster. Astronomers assembled this photo by combining a visible
G/ESO 2.2-meter telescope in La Silla, Chile, with a dark matter map derived from observations with NASA's Hubble Space




 amera for Surveys. The gravitational field of an elliptical galaxy warps the light of two galaxies exactly behind it. The mass
 amera for Surveys.</p> <p>The gravitational field of an elliptical galaxy warps the light of two galaxies exactly behind it.
946+1006, showing two concentric partial ring-like structures after subtracting the glare of the central, foreground galaxy.
 ernal heat plays a significant role in generating atmospheric disturbances. Understanding this outbreak could be the key t
 tern generated by the two plumes at the upper left part of Jupiter.</p>
May 11, 2007 (upper left part of Jupiter). The two bright plumes detach in the superimposed small infrared image obtained
 the recent past. Another possibility is that the galaxy formed in isolation as a &quot;lone wolf&quot; in a universe ablaze w
4 with images from the Hubble Space Telescope made in 2005 and 2006 in green and near-infrared light. The blue/purple
 04 with images from the /Hubble Space Telescope/ made in 2005 and 2006 in green and near-infrared light. The blue/pur
eft-hand image, taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.</p> <p>The




verse. The catalog contains 67 new gravitationally lensed galaxy images found around massive elliptical and lenticular-sha




ously unseen structures.</p> <p>The object, called NGC 2371, is a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a Sun-like s
luster contains 10 million stars, and is among the biggest and most massive of some 200 globular clusters orbiting the Mil
n years ago.</p> <p>The galaxies are only 5,000 light-years across and yet are 200 billion times more massive than the
ut galaxies have a dynamical side. They have close encounters that sometimes end in grand mergers and overflowing sites
 iled companion. The collision between the two parent galaxies produced a shockwave effect that first drew matter into the
action: VV 340A is seen edge-on to the left, and VV 340B face-on to the right. An enormous amount of infrared light is rad
with strongly disrupted shapes and an astonishing number of blue knots of star formation that look like exploding fireworks
70 has already experienced at least one close encounter and is now in the early stages of a second. The nuclei of the two g
 llation of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder, some 400 million light-years away. Observations with NASA s Chandra X-ray Ob
 mponents will probably merge to form a single galaxy in the future. The pair is adorned with a number of bright blue star
 arly stages of an interaction that has severely distorted both components. The three bright blue knots of very young stars
 s via a bridge of material and has yanked two strongly curved tails of gas and stars from the outer parts of their bodies . B
d LEDA 62867 and positioned to the left of the frame, seems to be safe for now, but will probably be swallowed by the larg
   tails indicative of two former disk galaxies. At present these galaxies appear to have completed their merger. The remnan
 wo clear signatures of the gravitational tug of war between the galaxies are the bridge of material that connects them and
  he Hercules Galaxy Cluster, located in the constellation of Hercules. The galaxy cluster is part of the Great Wall of clusters
 de separation of the pair - approximately 130,000 light-years - suggests that the galaxies are just beginning to merge. To
 . The foreground spiral galaxy has a number of dust lanes between its arms. The background galaxy was earlier classified
  the interaction are visible in the galaxy on the left, where the outer structure of the spiral arms is starting to expand, exte
xy (on the right of the frame). The starlight from the background galaxy is partially obscured by the bands and filaments o
  two spiral galaxies. It is the brightest of the three galactic mergers closest to Earth, about 250 million light-years away in
 located to the bottom-right of the image, displays an intricate structure, including a number of trails that extend quite far
ut from the two galaxies: gas and stars were stripped out and torn away from the outer regions of the galaxies. The presen
med it beyond visual recognition, leaving the main body largely obscured by dark bands of dust. ESO 99-4 lies in a rich fie
 llision. The cores of the two individual galaxies - seen at the center of the image - are embedded in hot dust and contain a
 al galaxy. The messy intermediate stage, captured here, is a galaxy with long, tangled tidal tails that envelope the galaxy
 n arc-like shape. The upper part of this structure appears almost like one single galaxy but has in fact two component gala
 oing collision. It has undergone a burst of star formation that ended about eight million years ago. ESO 286-19 has a long
   dust and stars with no sign of the conjectured original spiral or elliptical structure, now lost and distorted beyond recogni
  dal interaction from the smaller companion has clearly deformed one arm of the larger galaxy. Strong star formation cont
s have a dynamical side. They have close encounters that sometimes end in grand mergers and overflowing sites of new s
  nearly right angles: one diagonally to the top right of the frame and the other to the bottom right. The twin tidal tails sug
 ared-bright, but optically obscured galaxy VV 114E, has a substantial amount of warm and dense gas. Warm and dense ga
galaxies. The two cores of the parent galaxies are still visible in the central region. Other telltale markers for the collision in
 mpanion (located to the bottom of the image). The larger galaxy shows blue knots of star formation. Although the pair ha
 c body of stars, gas and dust and a large curly tail to the left. The two companions are partially obscured by dark bands of
t the scattered stars, gas and dust. A nearby smaller companion is linked by a bridge of matter to the principal galaxy in a
ures between the main galaxy cores. The system almost qualifies as an ultra-luminous system, but has not yet reached the
 ds to the right in the direction of the second spiral. Both galaxies are partly obscured by dust lanes. The galaxy at center i
  ocated in the constellation of Vulpecula, the Fox, 450 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of
 ure and a tidal tail emerges from the main body of the upper galaxy. The galaxy pair lies in a crowded field of Milky Way s
 e smaller galaxy has a pronounced curved tail that has been pulled away from the center (downwards as seen here). IRAS
 aking it resemble a &quot;Black Eye&quot;. Scientists believe that it is the remnant of an earlier collision of two separate
te directions. A large galaxy can be seen at the top of the frame and a smaller galaxy resembling an erupting volcano is at
  icate central region and a striking tail that extends diagonally towards the bottom-right of the image. The tail is about 130
 e stages of the merging process: the disks of the parent galaxies have merged together, but the nuclei have not yet coale
y wound spiral arms. Knotty star-forming regions are tangled in a mesh of dust and gas. NGC 695 is in an interaction with
   has a spectacular outer structure that consists principally of a large one-sided curved extension of one of these arms to th
at took place in a distant past. The telltale signs of the collision are two extended luminous tails swirling out from the galax
s ago. As a result of this interaction, the system underwent a fierce burst of star formation. In the last fifteen years or so s
treamers of gas surround the two nuclei and eye-catching blue spiral trails indicate recent star formation. The shape of the
NGC 5258. The galaxies are visibly interacting with each other via a bridge of dim stars connecting the two galaxies, almos
owing to the right of the system. NGC 5331 is very bright in the infrared, with about a hundred billion times the luminosity
 mpanion in the bottom left corner of the image. NGC 5754's internal structure has hardly been disturbed by the interactio
 rial ripped out of the galaxies by gravitational interaction. The two visible cores are approximately 10,000 light-years apar
 roach. It consists of NGC 6621 (to the left) and NGC 6622 (to the right). NGC 6621 is the larger of the two, and is a very
  s infrared source with a powerful starburst deeply embedded into its circumnuclear region, and its smaller companion IC 5
   Hickson 96 compact group of galaxies, consisting of four galaxies. This stunning Hubble image shows a spiral galaxy near
 bright curly tail containing a remarkable number of star clusters. The galaxies are thought to be halfway through a merge
 eraction and merger. UGC 5101 is thought to contain an active galactic nucleus an extremely bright, compact core - buried
or galaxies with strong ultraviolet radiation. It has long tidal tails and a disturbed shape. Results from the first spectrum sh
e Hubble image. Two neighboring blue galaxies are seen at the top of the frame. The galaxy at the very top is embellished
 ral region and splits into two branches. The upward twisting branch is brightened by luminous blue star knots. Like many
   gas and stars emerge from a central region with two cores. One arm, curving clockwise, stretches to the top of the image
 the fading optical counterpart of a powerful gamma ray burst that holds the record for being the intrinsically brightest nak
s image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explo
 006. The radio data show much of the extent that the X-ray image shows. In contrast, the visible light stems primarily fro
a, continuum-subtracted; Winkler, et al.) in 1998 (shown in green), and the Hubble ACS data (Raymond et. al) in 2006 (sh
 he Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. &mdash; in the turbulent Jovian atmosphere.</p> <p>This third red spot, which is a
le Space Telescope. Individual frames were obtained on May 9 and May 10, 2008. The images were deprojected and mosa
le Space Telescope. Individual frames were obtained on May 9 and May 10, 2008. The images were deprojected and mosa
sest known galaxy collections in the universe.</p> <p>The Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys viewed a large portion




 d a paradox: three different populations of stars exist in an object where all the stars should have formed at the same tim
xies can be seen at upper left.</p>
warfs are 4 billion years old and the cooler dwarfs are 6 billion years old.</p>
ee red spots clustered together in Jupiter's atmosphere.</p> <p>The time series shows the passage of the &quot;Red Sp




ounding the galaxy. The red filaments are composed of cool gas being suspended by a magnetic field, and are surrounded

nce of a black hole in the center of the galaxy. The behemoth also lies at the center of the cluster of galaxies known as the
us distances from Earth. The galaxy at upper left is 2.1 billion light-years away; the galaxy at upper right, 3.8 billion light
study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys a
study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys a
study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys a
study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys a

ge galaxy cluster to Earth.</p> <p>They are part of a survey of globular star clusters in 100 of Virgo's galaxies. Globular




  globular star clusters.</p> <p>M87 is the dominant galaxy at the center of the neighboring Virgo cluster of galaxies, wh
 the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) Virgo Cluster Survey. Globular clusters, dense bunches of hundreds of thousands
ance of 54 million light-years and is the largest galaxy in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. Bright jets moving at close to the sp


scovery, scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., have aimed Hubble to take a snapshot of a d

 hat time the telescope was flying above the midway point of the Pacific Ocean and directly over the equator, heading nort
ry. This clash of clusters provides striking evidence for dark matter and insight into its properties.</p> <p>The observatio

round galaxy is silhouetted in front of a larger background galaxy. Skeletal tentacles of dust can be seen extending beyon

ape' image from the cosmos. Cutting across a nearby star-forming region are the &quot;hills and valleys&quot; of gas and

 galaxies.</p> <p>The galaxies have very different masses and sizes and showcase the diversity of galaxies found in the
ber of the Sculptor Group of galaxies near our Milky Way. NGC 300 resides 7 million light-years from Earth.</p> <p>In th




alaxy is undergoing intense star formation. This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, reveals colors

ught back online, Hubble aimed its prime working camera, the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), at a particularly in

local neighborhood. The entire core is 5,000 light-years wide.</p> <p>The galaxy, called NGC 1569, sparkles with the lig

 with the light from millions of newly formed young stars. At the nucleus of the starburst galaxy is a grouping of three gia
ered planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting its parent star, Fomalhaut.</p> <p>The small white box at lower right pinpoints the pl




ands of stars moving about in the globular cluster M13, one of the brightest and best-known globular clusters in the north

3, one of the brightest and best-known globular clusters in the northern sky. This glittering metropolis of stars is easily fou
crisp Hubble image, Ganymede is shown just before it ducks behind the giant planet.</p> <p>Ganymede completes an o


ehind the planet.</p> <p>Ganymede completes an orbit around Jupiter every seven days. Because Ganymede's orbit is ti


rs over a seven-year span as photographed by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) on Hub




ew details in complex structures in the hot ionized gas swirling around the central 300 light-years. This sweeping panoram
 reveals a new population of massive stars and new details in complex structures in the hot ionized gas swirling around th


 and creating brilliant arrowhead structures and trailing tails of glowing gas.</p> <p>These bright arrowheads, or bow sh




on February 21, 2006, brightened over 100 days, and then faded into oblivion after another 100 days. The source of the o




 the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). The spectacular structure of the planetary nebula contains the outer la

universe. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of this milestone, 2009 has been designated as the International Year of
 ope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory. Each wavelength region shows different aspects of celestial objects and often reveal
 re as the dust lanes.</p>
 laxy.</p> <p>Spitzer's view [left frame], taken in infrared light, reveals the galaxy's delicate dust lanes as yellow-green
e nickname the Pinwheel Galaxy. In this Hubble image, taken in visible light, the bright blue clumps are regions where new

n of the constellation Ursa Major. Hubble's visible-light view shows off luminous swirling spirals of bright stars and glowing
ernovae observed by astronomers to refine the measure of the universe's expansion rate, called the Hubble constant. Hubb




 in the eventual demise of one of them.</p> <p>Located about 100 million light-years away in the constellation Piscis Au

er.</p> <p>The galaxies appear smooth and symmetrical, suggesting that they have not been tidally disrupted by the pu




anet. In this view, the giant orange moon Titan casts a large shadow onto Saturn's north polar hood. Below Titan, near th
s a rare event because the rings are tilted edge on to Earth every 15 years. The top frame captures the giant moon Titan




orange moon Titan &ndash; larger than the planet Mercury &ndash; can be seen at upper right. The white icy moons that




 hat exploded in 2005. To the surprise of astronomers, the progenitor is a rare class of ultra-bright star that, according to




ot;You Decide&quot; competition in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).</p> <p>The winner is a gro

a planet orbiting the star HR 8799, located 130 light-years away.</p> <p>The coronagraph has been used to block the lig


om the core of the gigantic elliptical galaxy M87. M87 is located 54 million light-years away in the Virgo Cluster.</p> <p>




e galaxy clusters have been involved in a collision &mdash; the first time such a phenomenon has been documented. Hot g

raphed a peculiar system of galaxies known as Arp 194. This interacting group contains several galaxies, along with a &qu
 as formed after the collision of two large clusters of galaxies, the most energetic event known in the universe since the Big

ered planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting its parent star, Fomalhaut.</p> <p>The small white box at lower right pinpoints the pl
es appear as they existed many billions of years ago. Astronomers have dubbed them &quot;tadpole galaxies&quot; becau
ma-ray bursts are powerful flashes of high-energy radiation that arise from some supernovae, the explosive deaths of extre
rst sighting, the doomed star, called Supernova 1987A, has continued to fascinate astronomers with its spectacular light s

 technique, it is possible to remove the brilliant glare from the quasar itself.</p> <p>The most interesting feature in the i
Wide Field &amp; Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), aboard. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST).</p> <p>Jupiter was ima
ra. Photographed by Hubble in 2005, Nix and Hydra are roughly 5,000 times fainter than Pluto and are about two to three
arf galaxies NGC 4163, NGC 4068, and IC 4662.</p> <p>The bluish dots are younger stars; the reddish dots, older stars.




 he Hubble Space Telescope. In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, a planetary nebula has been imaged as

 re made with Hubble's new camera, the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).</p> <p>The combination of the Hubble data with




 ears into the past, astronomers have measured the motions of stars for the first time in a very distant galaxy. They are wh
bble Space Telescope.</p> <p>The image at top left shows NGC 6302, a butterfly-shaped nebula surrounding a dying sta
 es the mass of the Sun that we would have seen exploding as a supernova 3,000 years ago. The remnant's fast-moving g




 ial into space at 9 million miles an hour.</p> <p>Viewed nearly face-on, the galaxy, called Markarian 817, shows intense




  the invisible, skeletal structure of the universe.</p> <p>Called the cosmic web, it is the diffuse, faint gas located in the s

  to resolve intricate details in the galaxy cluster Abell 370.</p> <p>Abell 370 is one of the very first galaxy clusters wher




mers for decades. Eta Carinae has a volatile temperament, prone to violent outbursts over the past 200 years.</p> <p>Ob




 he Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). It is the sharpest visible-light picture of Jupiter since the New Horizons spacecraft flew b




 was restored to operation during the STS-125 servicing mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.</p> <p>The ba
 are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at m

 's Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object.</p> <p>The pictures dem




wded core of a giant star cluster.</p> <p>The image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Cen

 a zoom animation highlighting the Omega Centauri Hubble release image.</p>
 blue stars to aging, red stars.</p> <p>This portrait of Stephan's Quintet, also known as Hickson Compact Group 92, was

ope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory &mdash; have collaborated to produce an unpreced

ope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory &mdash; have produced a matched trio of images o
 light. The galactic center is marked by the bright patch in the lower right. Along the left side are large arcs of warm gas t

ope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory &mdash; have collaborated to produce an unpreced
he most detailed view of star birth in the graceful, curving arms of the nearby spiral galaxy M83.</p> <p>Nicknamed the
he most detailed view of star birth in the graceful, curving arms of the nearby spiral galaxy M83.</p> <p>Nicknamed the

 asily distinguish the central bulge of stars from its pancake-flat disk of stars, dust, and gas. Like the yellow yolk on a fried
 and reddest objects in the image are galaxies that formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. No galaxies have been se

rm, glowing clouds. The festive portrait is the most detailed view of the largest stellar nursery in our local galactic neighbo
 eveal a massive star cluster nestled in the largest stellar nursery in our local galactic neighborhood.</p> <p>The massive




urbulent star-birth region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. Many of the stars are a


alaxies in various stages of assembly.</p> <p>This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, was made from mos
at Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) field, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The full field reveals 7,500




 and reddest objects (left inset) in the image are galaxies that correspond to &quot;look-back times&quot; of approximate




 tion that is estimated to be 5-10 times the mass of Jupiter. In the right panel, the light from the brown dwarf has been su
iew of the oddball galaxy's inner region, there are no obvious spiral arms. Dusty filaments running through the disk show

ubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.</p> <p>Hubble's view isn't sharp enough to see craters or




ough to see craters or mountains, if they exist on the surface, but Hubble does reveal a complex-looking and variegated wo


ubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003. NASA's New Horizons space probe, now halfway to Pluto, wi

 INEAR (Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program) sky survey on January 6. The object appears so unusual in ground




clusters come to life. The distorted galaxies are quickly producing massive, hot, young stars that are pumping out ultraviol
clusters come to life. The distorted galaxies are quickly producing massive, hot, young stars that are pumping out ultraviol

cord Saturn when its rings were edge-on, resulting in a unique movie featuring the nearly symmetrical light show at both

of the Rings&quot; or a Dr. Seuss book, depending on your imagination. The NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, which
light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object. The pair of im


 of the Rings&quot; or a Dr. Seuss book, depending on your imagination. The NASA Hubble Space Telescope photograph, w
d cloud of predominantly hydrogen gas. It is laced with dust, which makes the cloud opaque. The cloud is being eroded by
ellar nursery located in the Carina Nebula, 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. This pillar of dust a
ng eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby stars in the tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located

ar that may have been kicked out of its home by a pair of heftier siblings.</p> <p>In the inset image at right, an arrow p


ween July 2009 and November 2009.</p> <p>The Hubble image of Jupiter's full disk was taken July 23, 2009, revealing




s expected. Their research, conducted using the Hubble Space Telescope, concludes that the supermassive black hole in M
galaxy with enough energy to escape the galaxy's gravitational grip. Dubbed HE 0437-5439, the stellar speedster may hav


 er. It came from a giant meteor burning up high above Jupiter's cloud tops. The space visitor did not plunge deep enough
es taken nearly 11 months apart. Several months ago the dark Southern Equatorial Belt (SEB) vanished. The last time thi




 clouds of interstellar gas and dust&mdash;the raw material for new star formation. The nebula, located 20,000 light-year

 er of galaxies, which lies 320 million light-years away in the northern constellation Coma Berenices.</p> <p>The galaxy,

 ocated about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (b
ion light-years away. Dark matter in the cluster is mapped by plotting the plethora of arcs produced by the light from back


tine shell, or bubble, is the result of gas that is being shocked by the expanding blast wave from a supernova. Called SNR

5 and its accompanying star field, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, are composited with X-ray images from the Cha
tral region of the giant globular cluster Omega Centauri. All the stars in the image are moving in random directions, like a

 m of space, there is no edible ice cream, but there is radiation from massive stars that is carving away at cold molecular c

TIO) in La Serena, Chile. Narrow-band filters which allow emission from oxygen, hydrogen, and oxygen were used to creat
ns of bright spots. A shock wave of material unleashed by the stellar blast is slamming into regions along the ring's inner r
on and transmission lines from a quasar, identifying an era 11.7 to 11.3 billion years ago when electrons were stripped fro
objects (TNOs). Most TNOs are small and faint, making them difficult to spot. Generally, they are more than 100 million tim
n 2011.</p> <p>Each of the four Hubble images captures views of Vesta during its 5.34-hour rotation period. Hubble's sh




rom a collision between two asteroids.</p> <p>The Hubble images, taken from January to May 2010 with Wide Field Cam




 between two asteroids.</p> <p>The Hubble images, taken from January to May 2010 with Wide Field Camera 3, reveal a




 ovember 4 flyby of the comet by NASA's Deep Impact eXtended Investigation (DIXI) on NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft p

 NGC 3982, is striking for its rich tapestry of star birth, along with its winding arms. The arms are lined with pink star-form

ell 1689, containing about 1,000 galaxies and trillions of stars.</p> <p>Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that ac
, located about 44 million light-years away.</p> <p>The images combine observations taken in visible and near-ultraviol




king spiral galaxy.</p> <p>The bizarre object, dubbed Hanny's Voorwerp (Hanny's Object in Dutch), is the only visible pa
p. Located in the constellation Leo Minor, a faint outline of the mysterious object, which is primarily visible in oxygen light

1, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy.</p> <p>The image at left, taken in visible light, highlights the attributes of a typical spir




redshift of z~8, while higher-redshift candidates are circled in red. The estimated distances to these candidates have not b
dash;field exposure taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This is the deepest infrared image taken of the universe.




</p> <p>A bright cusp of starlight marks the galaxy's center. Spiraling outward are dust lanes that are silhouetted agains

mage. Thin, dark dust lanes appear to be flowing from the yellowish core, where older stars reside. The reddish dots sprink
ed data taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in 2010 reveal Cepheids of varying periods. Those stars with periods of l
HD 61005. Astronomers have dubbed the star system &quot;The Moth&quot; because the dust disk resembles the wings o


  Surveys in early 2006. Holmberg IX is of the so-called Magellanic type of galaxy, as its size and irregularity in structure a
 to by combining a visible-light image of the supercluster taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope in La Silla, Chile, w
with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The magenta-tinted clumps represent a map of the dark matter in the cluster. Dark m




xactly behind it. The massive foreground galaxy is almost perfectly aligned in the sky with two background galaxies at diffe
galaxies exactly behind it. The massive foreground galaxy is almost perfectly aligned in the sky with two background galax
entral, foreground galaxy.</p>
tbreak could be the key to unlock the mysteries buried in the deep Jovian atmosphere, say astronomers.</p> <p>Unders

l infrared image obtained at the NASA-IRTF facility a month before, on April 5, 2007.</p>
 ot; in a universe ablaze with galaxy groups and clusters.</p> <p>NGC 1132 is dubbed a &quot;fossil group&quot; becau
ed light. The blue/purple in the image is the X-ray glow from hot, diffuse gas. The giant foreground galaxy, numerous dwa
 rared light. The blue/purple in the image is the X-ray glow from hot, diffuse gas. The giant foreground galaxy, numerous d
  Telescope.</p> <p>The gravity of the cluster's trillion stars acts as a cosmic &quot;zoom lens,&quot; bending and magn




 iptical and lenticular-shaped galaxies. This sample demonstrates the rich diversity of strong gravitational lenses. If this sa




 g remains of a Sun-like star. The remnant star visible at the center of NGC 2371 is the super-hot core of the former red gi
 r clusters orbiting the Milky Way Galaxy. Omega Centauri lies 17,000 light-years from Earth.</p> <p>Astronomers Eva N
 s more massive than the Sun. They are a fraction of the size of today's grownup galaxies but contain the same number of
gers and overflowing sites of new star birth as the colliding galaxies morph into wondrous new shapes.</p> <p>Today, in
first drew matter into the center and then caused it to propagate outwards in a ring. The elongated companion perpendicu
  nt of infrared light is radiated by the gas from massive stars that are forming at a rate similar to the most vigorous giant
 k like exploding fireworks. The galaxy to the left has two extended ribbon-like tails of gas, dust and stars. The system is a
 d. The nuclei of the two galaxies are approximately 50,000 light-years apart. NGC 6670 glows in the infrared with more th
  ASA s Chandra X-ray Observatory have disclosed two giant black holes, about 3,000 light-years apart, which will drift tow
umber of bright blue star clusters. ESO 593-8 is located in the constellation of Sagittarius, the Archer, some 650 million lig
knots of very young stars to the right of the two main components are probably part of the irregular blue galaxy. Although
er parts of their bodies . Both galaxies show dust lanes in their centers. UGC 8335 is located in the constellation of Ursa Ma
 be swallowed by the larger spiral galaxy, NGC 6786 (to the right) eventually. There is already some disturbance visible in
 their merger. The remnant shows clear signs that the merger was gas-rich and accompanied by a starburst. NGC 17 is gas
al that connects them and the disruption of their main bodies. The galaxy on the right has a long, bluish arm while its com
 the Great Wall of clusters and superclusters, the largest known structure in the universe. The two spiral galaxies are linked
st beginning to merge. Together the two galaxies form an ultra-luminous infrared system, which is unusual for the early st
 axy was earlier classified as an elliptical galaxy, but Hubble has now revealed a galaxy with dusty spiral arms and bright k
 s starting to expand, extending a tidal tail of matter out into space.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59
 he bands and filaments of dust associated with the foreground spiral galaxy. The Hubble image unravels the fine detail in
million light-years away in the constellation of Serpens, the Serpent. The collision, which began about 700 million years ago
 ails that extend quite far out from its core. The bright star that appears between the two galaxies does not belong to the in
    the galaxies. The presence of these tails is the unique signature of an interaction. ESO 69-6 is located in the constellation
 ESO 99-4 lies in a rich field of foreground stars, in the constellation of Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, about 4
   in hot dust and contain a large number of stars. Two huge wings sweep out from the center and curve in opposite directio
  that envelope the galaxy's core.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken b
    fact two component galaxies. The lowest galaxy is substantially obscured by dust. The interacting group is about 550 mil
o. ESO 286-19 has a long tail to the right of the main body, and a shorter tail curving to the left. The presence of the tails
 distorted beyond recognition in a gravitational encounter with another galaxy. ESO 507-70 is some 300 million light-years
 trong star formation continues both in the deformed arm and in a ring structure around the galaxy's core. The pair is surro
  verflowing sites of new star birth as the colliding galaxies morph into wondrous new shapes. Today, in celebration of the H
  t. The twin tidal tails suggest that IC 883 is the remnant of the merger of two gas-rich disk galaxies. The collision appears
   gas. Warm and dense gas is also found in the overlap region connecting the two nuclei. Observations further support the
markers for the collision include two pronounced tidal arms of gas and stars flung out from the central region. The tidal arm
   on. Although the pair has no overlapping region at present, it is possible that the two will eventually collide in the future.
 bscured by dark bands of dust. The interacting triplet is about 250 million light-years away from Earth, in the constellation
    the principal galaxy in an interaction reminiscent of the famous Whirlpool Galaxy, M51. There is also a third faint, irregula
ut has not yet reached the late stage of coalescence that is the norm for most ultra-luminous systems. II Zw 96 is located
 es. The galaxy at center is adorned with blue knots of stars. IRAS 18090+0130 is located in the constellation of Ophiuchus
<p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and rele
  wded field of Milky Way stars. IRAS 21101+5810 is located in the constellation of Cepheus, the King, about 550 million lig
wards as seen here). IRAS F10565+2448 is located in the constellation of Leo, the Lion, about 600 million light-years away
  collision of two separate galaxies. This peculiar galaxy is at the center of a rich field of foreground stars, close to the plane
  an erupting volcano is at the bottom. The bright core of this galaxy emerges from the tip of the volcano . MCG+12-02-001
  age. The tail is about 130 thousand light-years long and is strongly indicative of a merger between two galaxies. Markaria
  nuclei have not yet coalesced. It features an odd-looking tail of stars and a prominent dust lane that runs diagonally acros
    is in an interaction with a small companion located just outside the image to the left. Scientists believe that this is a rece
 of one of these arms to the lower right, and a long, almost straight tail that emerges from the nucleus and crosses the ext
 wirling out from the galaxy. NGC 3256 belongs to the Hydra-Centaurus supercluster complex and provides a nearby templ
e last fifteen years or so six supernovae have popped off in the outer reaches of the galaxy, making this system a distingui
 rmation. The shape of the object is highly disturbed and observations in various wavelength regimes &#151; infrared, mill
 g the two galaxies, almost like two dancers holding hands while performing a pirouette. Both galaxies harbor supermassiv
  llion times the luminosity of the Sun. It is located in the constellation Virgo, the Maiden, about 450 million light-years awa
  sturbed by the interaction. The outer structure does exhibit tidal features, as does the symmetry of the inner spiral patter
 y 10,000 light-years apart, suggesting that the two galaxies are at an intermediate stage in the merging process. The Hub
 of the two, and is a very disturbed spiral galaxy. The encounter has pulled a long tail out of NGC 6621 that has now wrapp
  s smaller companion IC 5283. This system is located about 200 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of
 hows a spiral galaxy nearly face-on. The central bar-shaped structure is made up of stars. The shape of NGC 7674, includi
 halfway through a merger the cores of the parent galaxies are still clearly separated, but their disks are overlapping. A sup
ght, compact core - buried deep in the gas and dust. A pronounced tail extends diagonally to the top-right of the frame. A
  rom the first spectrum showed clear signs of the presence of a powerful quasar in the center that made Markarian 231 uni
 e very top is embellished by a remarkable number of blue star knots. Observations point to the presence of a giant black h
ue star knots. Like many merging systems, VV 283 is a very luminous infrared system, radiating nearly one thousand billio
   s to the top of the image where it makes a U-turn and interlocks with the other arm that curves up counter-clockwise from
 intrinsically brightest naked-eye object ever seen from Earth. For nearly a minute this single star was as bright as 10 milli
 caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago.</p> <p>On or around May 1, 1006 A.D., observe
  light stems primarily from a small delicate filament along the northwest rim of the shell. The entire object has an angular
 ymond et. al) in 2006 (shown in red). The stellar background is from WFPC2 broadband B, V, and I data from 2008 (Hubb
 third red spot, which is a fraction of the size of the two other features, lies to the west of the Great Red Spot in the same l
 re deprojected and mosaiced together. The map shows latitudes between +/-70 deg. The resolution is a quarter degree in
 re deprojected and mosaiced together. The map shows latitudes between +/-70 deg. The resolution is a quarter degree in
eys viewed a large portion of the cluster, spanning several million light-years across. The entire cluster contains thousands




e formed at the same time out of an interstellar cloud of gas and dust.</p> <p>[Left] &mdash; This is a ground-based te


age of the &quot;Red Spot Jr.&quot; in a band of clouds below (south) of the Great Red Spot (GRS). &quot;Red Spot Jr.&




ield, and are surrounded by the 100-million-degree Fahrenheit hot gas in the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster.</p> <

 of galaxies known as the Perseus Cluster. By combining multi-wavelength images into a single composite, the dynamics o
per right, 3.8 billion light-years away; the galaxy at lower left, 5.3 billion light-years away; and the galaxy at lower right,
ced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The observations are part of the Cosmic Evolution Survey
ced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The observations are part of the Cosmic Evolution Survey
ced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The observations are part of the Cosmic Evolution Survey
ced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The observations are part of the Cosmic Evolution Survey

Virgo's galaxies. Globular clusters, dense bunches of hundreds of thousands of stars, have some of the oldest surviving sta




go cluster of galaxies, which contains some 2,000 galaxies.</p> <p>Amid the smooth, yellow population of older stars, th
of hundreds of thousands of stars, have some of the oldest surviving stars in the universe. Most of the star clusters in the
 moving at close to the speed of light are seen at all wavelengths coming from the massive black hole at the center of the


 to take a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal.</p> <p>Hubble peered into a small portion of the

he equator, heading northward. Hubble completes an orbit around Earth approximately once every 90 minutes.</p>
</p> <p>The observations of the cluster known as MACS J0025.4-1222 indicate that a titanic collision has separated the

be seen extending beyond the small galaxy's disk of starlight.</p> <p>Such outer dark dusty structures, which appear to

valleys&quot; of gas and dust displayed in intricate detail. Set amid a backdrop of soft, glowing blue light are wispy tendri

y of galaxies found in the ANGST study. Although the galaxies are separated by many light-years, they are presented as if
om Earth.</p> <p>In the image at far left, Hubble resolves a dense swarm of stars, patches of dust, and a bright central




r Surveys, reveals colors and differing intensities of individual stars as well dark filaments of dust and gas interstellar dust

FPC2), at a particularly intriguing target, a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147.</p> <p>The image d

569, sparkles with the light from millions of newly formed young stars. NGC 1569 is pumping out stars at a rate that is 10

s a grouping of three giant star clusters, each containing more than a million stars. The clusters reside in a large, central c
wer right pinpoints the planet's location. Fomalhaut b has carved a path along the inner edge of a vast, dusty debris ring e




ular clusters in the northern sky. This glittering metropolis of stars is easily found in the winter sky in the constellation He

polis of stars is easily found in the winter sky in the constellation Hercules. This image is a composite of archival Hubble d
anymede completes an orbit around Jupiter every seven days. Because Ganymede's orbit is tilted nearly edge-on to Earth,


 se Ganymede's orbit is tilted nearly edge-on to Earth, it routinely can be seen playing a game of &quot;peek-a- boo,&quo


ometer (NICMOS) on Hubble.</p> <p>In 1998, the &quot;stars&quot; were too close together to be resolved by Hubble.




 . This sweeping panorama is the sharpest infrared picture ever made of the Galactic core. It offers a nearby laboratory for
ed gas swirling around the central 300 x 115 light-years. This sweeping infrared panorama offers a nearby laboratory for h


ht arrowheads, or bow shocks, can be seen in these four images taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The bow shoc




days. The source of the outburst remains unidentified.</p> <p>The event was detected serendipitously in a Hubble search




bula contains the outer layers of a star that were expelled into interstellar space.</p> <p>The glowing gaseous shrouds in

the International Year of Astronomy.</p> <p>Today, NASA's Great Observatories are continuing Galileo's legacy with stun
 objects and often reveals new objects that could not otherwise be studied. The red color shows Spitzer's view in infrared
st lanes as yellow-green filaments. Such dense dust clouds are where new stars can form. In this image, dust warmed by
ps are regions where new stars have formed. The yellowish core consists mainly of old stars. The dark brown dust lanes ar

f bright stars and glowing gas that give M101 a classic spiral look. It is no wonder it has been dubbed the &quot;Pinwheel
he Hubble constant. Hubble made precise measurements of Cepheid variable stars in the galaxy, highlighted by green circ




he constellation Piscis Austrinus (the Southern Fish), the galaxy interaction may ultimately lead to the three reforming into

 dally disrupted by the pull of gravity in the dense cluster environment. Larger galaxies around them, however, are being r




ood. Below Titan, near the ring plane and to the left is the moon Mimas, casting a much smaller shadow onto Saturn's equ
 es the giant moon Titan and its shadow near Saturn's northern polar hood. Tiny Mimas and its shadow have just entered t




The white icy moons that are much closer to Saturn, hence much closer to the ring plane in this view, are, from left to righ




 t star that, according to theory, shouldn't explode so early in its evolution.</p> <p>[Top Center] This is a 2005 ground-b




> <p>The winner is a group of galaxies called Arp 274. The striking object received 67,021 votes out of the nearly 140,000

been used to block the light from the bright star (black circle) allowing the search for the dim glow of the planet HR 8799b


 Virgo Cluster.</p> <p>The flare-up is coming from a knot of hot gas, called HST-1, embedded in the jet. The jet is powe




s been documented. Hot gas is shown in an image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, and galaxies are shown in an

alaxies, along with a &quot;cosmic fountain&quot; of stars, gas, and dust that stretches over 100,000 light-years.</p> <p
he universe since the Big Bang.</p> <p>Hot gas detected by Chandra in X-rays is seen as two pink clumps in the image

wer right pinpoints the planet's location. Fomalhaut b has carved a path along the inner edge of a vast, dusty debris ring e
ole galaxies&quot; because of their distinct knot-and-tail shapes, which suggest that they are engaging in galactic merger
 explosive deaths of extremely massive stars. Long-duration bursts last more than one to two seconds.</p> <p>The gree
ith its spectacular light show. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is one of many observatories that has been monitoring the

nteresting feature in the image is the nearly total absence of starlight from a host galaxy. The processing also reveals an in
 /p> <p>Jupiter was imaged on May 18, 1 994, when the giant planet was at a distance of 420 million miles (670 million k
nd are about two to three times farther from Pluto than its large moon, Charon, which was discovered in 1978.</p>
 reddish dots, older stars. The irregularly shaped red blobs in the images of NGC 4163 and IC 4662 are regions of current s




bula has been imaged as WFPC2's final &quot;pretty picture.&quot;</p> <p>This planetary nebula is known as Kohoutek

 of the Hubble data with mid-infrared images from ground-based telescopes will give astronomers an insight into changes




stant galaxy. They are whirling at a speed of one million miles per hour&mdash;about twice the speed of our Sun through
  surrounding a dying star. At top right is a picture of a clash among members of a galactic grouping called Stephan's Quin
 remnant's fast-moving gas is plowing into the surrounding gas of the galaxy, creating a supersonic shock wave in the surr




arian 817, shows intense star-forming regions and dark bands of interstellar dust along its spiral arms.</p> <p>Observa




 faint gas located in the space between galaxies. More than half of all normal matter resides outside of galaxies. By observ

first galaxy clusters where astronomers observed the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, where the warping of space by




t 200 years.</p> <p>Observations by the newly repaired Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard NASA's H




orizons spacecraft flew by that planet in 2007. Each pixel in this high-resolution image spans about 74 miles (119 km) in




 escope.</p> <p>The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was photographed on June 13 and July 8, 2009, as part of the initia
tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour&mdash;fast enough to travel from Earth to the Moon in 24 minu

/p> <p>The pictures demonstrate one example of the broad wavelength range of the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) ab




obular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars. Globular clusters, ancient swarms of stars united by g


n Compact Group 92, was taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Stephan

d to produce an unprecedented image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.</p> <p>In this spectacular image, ob

matched trio of images of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy. Each image shows the telescope's different waveleng
large arcs of warm gas that have been heated by clusters of bright massive stars. In addition, Hubble uncovered many m

d to produce an unprecedented image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.</p> <p>[Top Frame] &mdash; The s
</p> <p>Nicknamed the Southern Pinwheel, M83 is undergoing more rapid star formation than our own Milky Way galaxy
</p> <p>Nicknamed the Southern Pinwheel, M83 is undergoing more rapid star formation than our own Milky Way galaxy

the yellow yolk on a fried egg, the central bulge extends outside of the central disk. Dark dust lanes &mdash; raw materia
No galaxies have been seen before at such early times. The new deep view also provides insights into how galaxies grew i

our local galactic neighborhood.</p> <p>The massive, young stellar grouping, called R136, is only a few million years old
od.</p> <p>The massive, young stellar grouping, called R136, is only a few million years old and resides in the 30 Dorad




y. Many of the stars are among the most massive known. Several of them are over 100 times more massive than our Sun.


ope, was made from mosaics taken in September and October 2009 with the newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3)
he full field reveals 7,500 galaxies in various stages of assembly and stretching back through most of the universe's histor




 es&quot; of approximately 12.9 billion years to 13.1 billion years ago. No galaxies have been seen before at such early ep




brown dwarf has been subtracted to provide a clearer view of the companion object. The separation of the companion corr
g through the disk show no clear spiral structure. A raucous interaction with a neighboring group of hefty galaxies stripped

 enough to see craters or mountains, if they exist on the surface, but Hubble reveals a complex-looking and variegated wo




ooking and variegated world with white and charcoal-black terrain. The white areas are surface frost, and the dark areas a


 now halfway to Pluto, will get sharper images of Pluto when it is six months away from a close flyby in 2015.</p> <p>Hu

ears so unusual in ground-based telescopic images that discretionary time on Hubble was used to take a close-up look. Thi




are pumping out ultraviolet radiation, heating up surrounding gas clouds, and causing them to glow.</p> <p>Such encou
are pumping out ultraviolet radiation, heating up surrounding gas clouds, and causing them to glow.</p> <p>Such encou

etrical light show at both of the giant planet's poles. It takes Saturn almost thirty years to orbit the Sun, with the opportun

e Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar
of an object. The pair of images demonstrate how Hubble's new panchromatic view of the universe shows striking differenc


e Telescope photograph, which is stranger than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas
 cloud is being eroded by a gusher of ultraviolet light from young stars in the region. They sculpt a variety of fantasy shape
 arina. This pillar of dust and gas serves as an incubator for new stars and is teeming with new star-forming activity.</p>
 e Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The image marks the 20th anniversa

mage at right, an arrow points to the stellar runaway and a dashed arrow to its presumed direction of motion. The image w


July 23, 2009, revealing an elongated, dark spot at lower, right (inside the rectangular box).</p> <p>The photograph wa




ermassive black hole in M87 is displaced from the galaxy center.</p> <p>At right is a large-scale image of galaxy M87 tak
 stellar speedster may have been a member of a triple-star system and was jettisoned from the galaxy by the monster cen


 not plunge deep enough into the atmosphere to explode and leave behind any telltale cloud of debris, as seen in previous
anished. The last time this happened was in the early 1970s, when we didn't have powerful enough telescopes to study the




 ocated 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603.

 es.</p> <p>The galaxy, known as NGC 4911, contains rich lanes of dust and gas near its center. These are silhouetted a

ndra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red). The
 ed by the light from background galaxies that is warped by the foreground cluster's gravitational field. Dark matter canno


a supernova. Called SNR 0509-67.5 (or SNR 0509 for short), the bubble is the visible remnant of a powerful stellar explos

 ray images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The result shows soft green and blue hues of heated material from the X
random directions, like a swarm of bees. Astronomers used Hubble's exquisite resolving power to measure positions for sta

 away at cold molecular clouds, creating bizarre, fantasy-like structures.</p> <p>These one-light-year-tall pillars of cold

xygen were used to create this multi-colored image. The white box outlines the Hubble Space Telescope/CTIO Carina Nebu
ns along the ring's inner regions, heating them up, and causing them to glow. The ring, about a light-year across, was prob
 ectrons were stripped from primeval helium atoms &mdash; a process called reionization.</p>
 more than 100 million times fainter than objects visible to the unaided eye. The newfound TNOs range from 25 to 60 mile
 tation period. Hubble's sharp &quot;eye&quot; can see features as small as about 25 miles (40 kilometers) across in these




2010 with Wide Field Camera 3, reveal a point-like object about 400 feet (120 meters) wide, with a long, flowing dust tail




e Field Camera 3, reveal a point-like object about 400 feet (120 meters) wide, with a long, flowing dust tail behind a never




Deep Impact Spacecraft performing the EPOXI mission.</p> <p>Analysis of the new Hubble data shows that the nucleus h

e lined with pink star-forming regions of glowing hydrogen, newborn blue star clusters, and obscuring dust lanes that prov

ble form of matter that accounts for most of the universe's mass. Hubble cannot see the dark matter directly. Astronomers
visible and near-ultraviolet light with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. Ultraviolet light traces the glow of young stars.</p> <




tch), is the only visible part of a 300,000-light-year-long streamer of gas stretching around the galaxy, called IC 2497. The
 ily visible in oxygen light, can be seen below the large galaxy IC 2497 near the center.</p> <p>Leo Minor is known for it

attributes of a typical spiral galaxy, including graceful, curving arms, pink star-forming regions, and brilliant blue strands o




 se candidates have not been confirmed spectroscopically.</p> <p>About 20 to 30 percent of these high-z galaxy candida
ge taken of the universe. Based on the object's color, astronomers believe it is 13.2 billion light-years away.</p> <p>The




 at are silhouetted against the population of whitish middle-aged stars. Much younger blue stars trace the spiral arms.</p>

e. The reddish dots sprinkled throughout the image are largely background galaxies.</p> <p>Among the galaxy's myriad
ose stars with periods of less than 30 days and between 30 and 60 days are marked with green and blue circles, respective
sk resembles the wings of the flying insect.</p> <p>The Moth's wingspan extends about 22 billion miles from the star. Th


rregularity in structure are similar to the Small Magellanic Cloud, a neighbor to our own Milky Way. Holmberg IX was first
 cope in La Silla, Chile, with a dark matter map derived from observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.</p> <p>
tter in the cluster. Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe's mass. The image sho




ckground galaxies at different distances. The foreground galaxy is 3 billion light-years away, the inner ring and outer ring
th two background galaxies at different distances. The foreground galaxy is 3 billion light-years away, the inner ring and o

 omers.</p> <p>Understanding these phenomena is important for Earth's meteorology where storms are present everywh


 fossil group&quot; because it contains enormous concentrations of dark matter, comparable to the dark matter found in a
nd galaxy, numerous dwarf galaxies in its neighborhood, and many much more distant galaxies in the background are seen
round galaxy, numerous dwarf galaxies in its neighborhood, and many much more distant galaxies in the background are
&quot; bending and magnifying the light of the galaxies located far behind it, a technique called gravitational lensing. The




itational lenses. If this sample is representative, there would be nearly half a million similar gravitational lenses over the w




 core of the former red giant, now stripped of its outer layers. Its surface temperature is a scorching 240,000 degrees Fahr
> <p>Astronomers Eva Noyola, of the Max-Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, and Karl Gebh
tain the same number of stars. Each galaxy could fit inside the central hub of our Milky Way Galaxy.</p> <p>Hubble's Ne
apes.</p> <p>Today, in celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 18th launch anniversary, 59 views of colliding galax
ed companion perpendicular to the ring suggests that Arp 148 is a unique snapshot of an ongoing collision. Infrared observ
 the most vigorous giant star-forming regions in our own Milky Way. UGC 9618 is 450 million light-years away from Earth,
nd stars. The system is a luminous infrared system radiating more than a hundred billion times the luminosity of our Sun.
 the infrared with more than a hundred billion times the luminosity of our Sun and is thought to be entering a starburst ph
apart, which will drift toward one another and eventually merge together into a larger black hole. The merging process, wh
 her, some 650 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of mergi
 ar blue galaxy. Although the dust lanes that stretch all the way to the center of the elliptical galaxy suggest that gas has p
e constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, about 400 million light-years from Earth. It is the 238th galaxy in Arp's Atlas
me disturbance visible in both components. The pair is number 538 in Karachentsev's Catalog of Pairs of Galaxies. A super
  starburst. NGC 17 is gas-rich and can sustain its strong central starburst and present mild central activity for some time t
  bluish arm while its companion has a shorter, redder arm. This interacting pair is in the constellation of Indus, the Indian,
   spiral galaxies are linked by their swirling arms. Arp 272 is located some 450 million light-years away from Earth and is t
 s unusual for the early stages of an interaction. One possible explanation is that the one or both of the components have a
   spiral arms and bright knots of stars. AM0500-620 is 350 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Dorad
of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion o
 nravels the fine detail in the patchy clumps of dust confined to the spiral arms of the spiral galaxy. This dust reddens the l
  out 700 million years ago, has sparked a cracking burst of star formation, resulting in about 200 huge star clusters in a pa
   does not belong to the interacting system and is located within the Milky Way. CGCG 436-030 is located in the constellati
  cated in the constellation of Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, about 650 million light-years away from Earth.</
 outhern Triangle, about 400 million light-years away.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of mer
 curve in opposite directions. These are tidal tails of stars and gas that have been pulled from the easily distorted disks of t
  merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April
  g group is about 550 million light-years away from Earth, in the constellation of Puppis, the Stern.</p> <p>This image is
The presence of the tails is a unique signature of the merger process: gas and stars were stripped out by rippling gravitatio
me 300 million light-years away from Earth toward the constellation of Hydra, the Water Snake.</p> <p>This image is par
 y's core. The pair is surrounded by the glow of faintly shining stars and interstellar matter that has been smeared through
ay, in celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 18th launch anniversary, this poster with 59 views of colliding galaxies c
  ies. The collision appears to have triggered a burst of star formation, indicated by a number of bright star clusters in the c
 tions further support the notion that IC 1623 is approaching the final stage of its merger, when a violent central inflow of g
ntral region. The tidal arm curving upwards and clockwise in the image contains a number of blue star clusters. IC 2545 gl
 ally collide in the future. IC 2810 is located in the constellation of Leo, the Lion, about 450 million light-years away.</p> <
 Earth, in the constellation of Pavo, the Peacock.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging g
  also a third faint, irregular galaxy, visible at the top of the image that is also linked by a bridge of matter and probably inv
 ems. II Zw 96 is located in the constellation of Delphinus, the Dolphin, about 500 million light-years away from Earth.</p>
 onstellation of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder, some 400 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part
 Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
  ing, about 550 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merg
0 million light-years away. Some scientists regard this system as a candidate for a three-galaxy system. The nature of the
d stars, close to the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy. MCG+08-11-002 is about 250 million light-years away in the cons
  olcano . MCG+12-02-001 is a luminous infrared system that radiates with more than a hundred billion times the luminosit
en two galaxies. Markarian 273 has an intense region of starburst, where 60 solar masses of new stars are born each year.
 hat runs diagonally across the center of the image and obscures the galaxy. NGC 520 is one of the brightest galaxy pairs o
 believe that this is a recent but relatively weak interaction. NGC 695 is located in the constellation of Aries, the Ram, abou
cleus and crosses the extended arm to the upper right. The galaxy appears to be the result of a tidal interaction and the re
   provides a nearby template for studying the properties of young star clusters in tidal tails. The system hides a double nuc
ng this system a distinguished supernova factory. Arp 299 belongs to the family of ultra-luminous infrared galaxies and is l
mes &#151; infrared, millimeter-wave and radio &#151; provide additional evidence for a starburst in this system. NGC 52
axies harbor supermassive black holes in their centers and are actively forming new stars in their disks. Arp 240 is located
50 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies t
  of the inner spiral pattern and the kinked arms just beyond its inner ring. In contrast, NGC 5752 has undergone a starbur
merging process. The Hubble image reveals bright knots of newborn stars in the region where the two galaxies overlap. Th
 6621 that has now wrapped behind its body. The collision has also triggered extensive star formation between the two gala
  th in the constellation of Pegasus, the Winged Horse.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of mer
  ape of NGC 7674, including the long narrow streamers seen to the left of and below the galaxy can be accounted for by tid
 ks are overlapping. A supernova exploded in this system in 1999 and astronomers believe that a vigorous burst of star for
 top-right of the frame. A fainter halo of stars surrounds the galaxy and is visible in the image, due to Hubble s ability to co
   made Markarian 231 unique in the Markarian sample. Markarian 231 has maintained its reputation as an exceptional obje
  esence of a giant black hole anchored at the center of the bright core of UGC 12812. The galaxy produces 80 solar masses
nearly one thousand billion times energy more than our Sun. VV 283 is located in the constellation of Virgo, the Maiden, so
up counter-clockwise from below. The two cores are 16,000 light-years apart. The pair is thought to be midway through a
  was as bright as 10 million galaxies. Hubble Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) images of GRB 080319B, taken
May 1, 1006 A.D., observers from Africa to Europe to the Far East witnessed and recorded the arrival of light from what is n
 ire object has an angular size of roughly 30 arcminutes (0.5 degree, or about the size of the full moon), and a physical siz
d I data from 2008 (Hubble Heritage Team).</p>
 at Red Spot in the same latitude band of clouds.</p> <p>The new red spot was previously a white oval-shaped storm. Th
 on is a quarter degree in latitude and longitude. Images were combined at 673, 502, and 410 nm, as red, green, and blue
 on is a quarter degree in latitude and longitude. Images were combined at 673, 502, and 410 nm, as red, green, and blue
 uster contains thousands of galaxies in a spherical shape more than 20 million light-years in diameter.</p> <p>Also know




This is a ground-based telescopic view of NGC 6791, located 13,300 light-years away in the constellation Lyra. The green i


RS). &quot;Red Spot Jr.&quot; first appeared on Jupiter in early 2006 when a previously white storm turned red. This is th




us galaxy cluster.</p> <p>The filaments are dramatic markers of the feedback process through which energy is transferre

omposite, the dynamics of the galaxy are more easily visible. Detail and structure from X-ray, optical, and radio wavelengt
he galaxy at lower right, 6.4 billion light-years away.</p> <p>The galaxies are part of a landmark study of more than 2,0
 Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS). Astronomers assembled this image from observations taken between fall 2003 and s
 Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS). Astronomers assembled this image from observations taken between fall 2003 and s
 Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS). Astronomers assembled this image from observations taken between fall 2003 and s
 Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS). Astronomers assembled this image from observations taken between fall 2003 and s

of the oldest surviving stars in the universe. Most of the star clusters in the Virgo survey are older than 5 billion years.</p>




 pulation of older stars, the two features that stand out most in this Hubble Space Telescope image of M87 are its soft blue
of the star clusters in the Virgo survey are older than 5 billion years. The Hubble study found evidence that these globular
 hole at the center of the galaxy. It has also been identified with the strong radio source, Virgo A, and is a powerful source


 to a small portion of the nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074 (upper, left). The region is a firestorm of raw stellar creati

 y 90 minutes.</p>
 llision has separated the dark from ordinary matter and provide an independent confirmation of a similar effect detected p

ructures, which appear to be devoid of stars, like barren branches, are rarely so visible in a galaxy because there is usually

 lue light are wispy tendrils of gas as well as dark trunks of dust that are light-years in height.</p> <p>The Hubble Herita

  they are presented as if they are all at the same distance to show their relative sizes.</p> <p>The images, taken with H
dust, and a bright central star cluster. This cluster lies at the very nucleus of the galaxy. Similar clusters are thought to be




 and gas interstellar dust intersperced among the stars. NGC 253 is the dominant galaxy in the Sculptor Group of galaxies

47.</p> <p>The image demonstrated that the camera is working exactly as it was before going offline, thereby scoring a

 stars at a rate that is 100 times faster than the rate observed in our Milky Way Galaxy. This frenzied pace has been almos

 eside in a large, central cavity. The gas in the cavity has been blown out by the multitude of massive, young stars that alr
  vast, dusty debris ring encircling Fomalhaut that is 21.5 billion miles across. Fomalhaut b lies 1.8 billion miles inside the




ky in the constellation Hercules and can even be glimpsed with the unaided eye under dark skies.</p> <p>M13 is home t

osite of archival Hubble data taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys. Observa
 nearly edge-on to Earth, it routinely can be seen passing in front of and disappearing behind its giant host, only to reeme


&quot;peek-a- boo,&quot; passing in front of and disappearing behind its giant host, only to reemerge later. Composed of


o be resolved by Hubble. By 2005, they had moved apart to a separation of 520 million miles. The projected maximum sep




s a nearby laboratory for how massive stars form and influence their environment in the often violent nuclear regions of o
a nearby laboratory for how massive stars form and influence their environment in the often violent nuclear regions of oth


 Telescope. The bow shocks form when the stars' powerful stellar winds, streams of matter flowing from the stars, slam int




itously in a Hubble search for supernovae in a distant cluster of galaxies. The light-signature of this event does not match




owing gaseous shrouds in the nebula were shed by the central star after it ran out of fuel to sustain the nuclear reactions

 Galileo's legacy with stunning images and breakthrough science from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Tele
Spitzer's view in infrared light. It highlights the heat emitted by dust lanes in the galaxy where stars can form. The yellow
image, dust warmed by the light of hot, young stars glows red. The rest of the galaxy's hundreds of billions of stars are le
dark brown dust lanes are colder and denser regions where interstellar clouds may collapse to form new stars. All of these

bbed the &quot;Pinwheel Galaxy.&quot;</p> <p>This galaxy is similar to our own Milky Way galaxy, except M101 is near
highlighted by green circles in the four inset boxes. These stars pulsate at a rate that is matched closely to their intrinsic b




o the three reforming into two larger star cities.</p> <p>The three galaxies&mdash;NGC 7173 (middle left), NGC 7174 (m

em, however, are being ripped apart by the gravitational tug of other galaxies.</p> <p>The images, taken by NASA's Hu




hadow onto Saturn's equatorial cloud tops. Farther to the left, and off Saturn's disk, are the bright moon Dione and the fai
adow have just entered the left limb of Saturn, slightly above the rings. To the far left off the disk, Dione, the brightest of




ew, are, from left to right: Enceladus, Dione, and Mimas. The dark band running across the face of the planet slightly abo




] This is a 2005 ground-based photograph of the supernova as seen in host galaxy NGC 266, located in the constellation P




out of the nearly 140,000 votes cast for the six candidate targets.</p> <p>Arp 274, also known as NGC 5679, is a system

w of the planet HR 8799b. A special image-processing algorithm was used to suppress the starlight bleeding around the co


n the jet. The jet is powered by accretion onto a supermassive black hole, one of the most massive black holes yet discove




galaxies are shown in an optical image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The hot gas is color-coded to show temperat

,000 light-years.</p> <p>The northern (upper) component of Arp 194 appears as a haphazard collection of dusty spiral a
 ink clumps in the image and contains most of the &quot;normal,&quot; or baryonic, matter in the two clusters. The bullet

  vast, dusty debris ring encircling Fomalhaut that is 21.5 billion miles across. Fomalhaut b lies 1.8 billion miles inside the
gaging in galactic mergers.</p> <p>The galaxies were captured in 2004 in the Hubble Space Telescope's Ultra Deep Field
 onds.</p> <p>The green crosshairs pinpoint the location of the gamma-ray bursts, now long faded away. The galaxies in
has been monitoring the blast's aftermath.</p> <p>This image shows the entire region around the supernova. The most

cessing also reveals an interesting smaller cloud of gas about 2,500 light-years wide, which the scientists call &quot;the b
 illion miles (670 million km) from Earth. This &quot;true-color&quot; picture was assembled from separate HST exposures
ered in 1978.</p>
2 are regions of current starburst activity. Starbursts are areas of intense star formation.</p> <p>The three galaxies are




ula is known as Kohoutek 4-55 (or K 4-55). It is one of a series of planetary nebulae that were named after their discovere

s an insight into changes of the vertical structure of Jupiter's atmosphere due to the impact. The expanding spot is twice th




 peed of our Sun through the Milky Way. The galaxies are a fraction the size of our Milky Way, and so may have evolved ov
 ng called Stephan's Quintet. The image at bottom left gives viewers a panoramic portrait of a colorful assortment of 100,0
nic shock wave in the surrounding medium and making the material glow.</p> <p>The Hubble visible-light image reveals




 arms.</p> <p>Observations by the new Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope cap




ide of galaxies. By observing the cosmic web, astronomers can probe the raw materials from which galaxies form, and det

 the warping of space by the cluster's gravitational field distorts the light from galaxies lying far behind it. This is manifest




h (STIS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal a stream of charged particles from a massive stellar wind and som




 ut 74 miles (119 km) in Jupiter's atmosphere. Jupiter was more than 370 million miles (600 million km) from Earth when




2009, as part of the initial testing and calibration of Hubble's ACS. The galaxy lies 60 million light-years away in the north
h to the Moon in 24 minutes!</p> <p>A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of

Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard the Hubble telescope, extending from ultraviolet to visible to infrared light.</p> <p>Comp




warms of stars united by gravity, are the homesteaders of our Milky Way galaxy. The stars in Omega Centauri are between


Space Telescope. Stephan's Quintet, as the name implies, is a group of five galaxies. The name, however, is a bit of a misn

this spectacular image, observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the inte

scope's different wavelength view of the galactic center region, illustrating the unique science each observatory conducts.<
ubble uncovered many more massive stars across the region. Winds and radiation from these stars create the complex stru

 p Frame] &mdash; The spectacular composite image combines observations using infrared light and X-ray light that see th
our own Milky Way galaxy, especially in its nucleus. The sharp &quot;eye&quot; of the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has ca
our own Milky Way galaxy, especially in its nucleus. The sharp &quot;eye&quot; of the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has ca

nes &mdash; raw material for future generations of stars and planets &mdash; also appear confined to the central disk. Wh
 into how galaxies grew in their formative years early in the universe's history.</p> <p>The image was taken in the same

 ly a few million years old and resides in the 30 Doradus Nebula, a turbulent star-birth region in the Large Magellanic Clou
d resides in the 30 Doradus Nebula, a turbulent star-birth region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of




re massive than our Sun. These hefty stars are destined to become supernovae in a few million years.</p> <p>The image


e Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and in 2004 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The view covers a portion of the sout
st of the universe's history.</p> <p>Astronomers combined new observations taken by the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3)




en before at such early epochs. These galaxies are much smaller than the Milky Way galaxy and have populations of stars t




on of the companion corresponds to 1.4 billion miles at the distance of the Taurus star-forming region, which is only about
 of hefty galaxies stripped away some gas and funneled the rest to the galaxy's inner region, fueling star birth about 500 m

 oking and variegated world with white, dark-orange, and charcoal-black terrain. The overall color is believed to be a resul




ost, and the dark areas are a carbon-rich residue caused by sunlight breaking up methane that is present on Pluto's surfac


yby in 2015.</p> <p>Hubble's view isn't sharp enough to see craters or mountains, if they exist on the surface, but Hubb

 take a close-up look. This picture, from the January 29 observation, shows a bizarre X-pattern of filamentary structures n




ow.</p> <p>Such encounters between dwarf galaxies are normally seen billions of light-years away and therefore occurre
ow.</p> <p>Such encounters between dwarf galaxies are normally seen billions of light-years away and therefore occurre

e Sun, with the opportunity to image both of its poles occurring only twice during that time.</p> <p>The light shows, cal

three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pilla
e shows striking differences between visible and infrared wavelengths. This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempest


ight-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is als
a variety of fantasy shapes, many forming tadpole-like structures. In some frames, smaller pieces of nebulosity can be see
ar-forming activity.</p> <p>Hot, young stars erode and sculpt the clouds into this fantasy landscape by sending out thick
marks the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch and deployment into an orbit around Earth.</p> <p>The image reveals a

n of motion. The image was taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Teles


> <p>The photograph was taken four days after an amateur astronomer first spotted the scar. The unexpected blemish wa




e image of galaxy M87 taken in 1998 with Hubble's Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2. The two images at left show an image
alaxy by the monster central black hole.</p> <p>Galaxies in this image provide a grid of landmarks, which astronomers u


ebris, as seen in previous Jupiter collisions.</p> <p>Hubble's sharp vision and ultraviolet sensitivity were brought to bear
 h telescopes to study the change in detail.</p> <p>Left <br /> A Hubble picture from July 23, 2009, captures the planet




t stars, called NGC 3603.</p> <p>This environment is not as peaceful as it looks. Ultraviolet radiation and violent stellar

. These are silhouetted against glowing newborn star clusters and iridescent pink clouds of hydrogen, the existence of whi

ace Telescope (red). The Antennae galaxies take their name from the long antenna-like &quot;arms,&quot; seen in wide-a
 field. Dark matter cannot be photographed, but its distribution is shown in the blue overlay. The dark matter concentratio


 a powerful stellar explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small galaxy about 160,000 light-years from Earth.</p

eated material from the X-ray data surrounded by the glowing pink optical shell, which shows the ambient gas being shock
 measure positions for stars in 2002 and 2006.</p> <p>From these measurements, they can predict the stars' future mov

t-year-tall pillars of cold hydrogen and dust, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, are located in the Carina Nebula. Vio

escope/CTIO Carina Nebula mosaic, released in 2007. Image courtesy of N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and
ght-year across, was probably shed by the star about 20,000 years before it exploded.</p>

range from 25 to 60 miles (40-100 km) across. In this illustration, the distant Sun is reduced to a bright star at a distance
ilometers) across in these images. Vesta was 131 million miles (211 kilometers) from Earth when Hubble made the observ




 a long, flowing dust tail behind a never-before-seen X pattern, which remained intact. Particle sizes in the tail are estima




g dust tail behind a never-before-seen X pattern. Particle sizes in the tail are estimated to vary from about 1/25th of an in




 shows that the nucleus has a diameter of approximately 0.93 miles (1.5 kilometers), which is consistent with previous es

uring dust lanes that provide the raw material for future generations of stars. The bright nucleus is home to an older popul

 ter directly. Astronomers inferred its location by analyzing the effect of gravitational lensing, where light from galaxies be
 ow of young stars.</p> <p>In the large-scale image, NGC 4150 looks very much like a typical elliptical galaxy. The dark




alaxy, called IC 2497. The greenish Voorwerp is visible because a searchlight beam of light from the galaxy's core illumina
Leo Minor is known for its galaxy clusters, and this image is a testament to that fact. Most galaxies in this picture are spira

 nd brilliant blue strands of star clusters.</p> <p>In the image at right, most of the starlight has been removed, revealing




ese high-z galaxy candidates are very close to foreground galaxies, which is consistent with the prediction that a significan
ears away.</p> <p>The most distant objects in the universe appear extremely red because their light is stretched to long




 race the spiral arms.</p> <p>Notably missing are pinkish emission nebulae indicative of new star birth. It is likely that th

mong the galaxy's myriad stars are pulsating stars called Cepheid variables and one recent Type Ia supernova, a special cla
nd blue circles, respectively. A small number of Cepheids, with periods larger than 60 days, are marked in red.</p>
on miles from the star. The black disk in the center of the images represents the coronagraphic hole in the NICMOS camera


 y. Holmberg IX was first discovered by astronomer Sidney van den Bergh in 1959, and cataloged as DDO 66. The galaxy r
ace Telescope.</p> <p>The magenta-tinted clumps represent a map of the dark matter in the cluster. Dark matter is an
se's mass. The image shows that the supercluster galaxies lie within the clumps of dark matter.</p> <p>Hubble cannot s




 nner ring and outer ring are comprised of multiple images of two galaxies at a distance of 6 and approximately 11 billion l
 way, the inner ring and outer ring are comprised of multiple images of two galaxies at a distance of 6 and approximately 1

orms are present everywhere and jet streams dominate the atmospheric circulation. Jupiter is a natural laboratory where a


e dark matter found in an entire group of galaxies. NGC 1132 also has a strong X-ray glow from an abundant amount of h
 the background are seen in visible light.</p>
s in the background are seen in visible light.</p>
ravitational lensing. The faraway galaxies appear in the Hubble image as arc-shaped objects around the cluster, named Ab




tational lenses over the whole sky.</p> <p>The lenses come from a recently completed, large set of observations as part




 ng 240,000 degrees Fahrenheit. NGC 2371 lies about 4,300 light-years away in the constellation Gemini.</p> <p>The Hu
   Germany, and Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas at Austin, have reported on the possible detection of an intermed
xy.</p> <p>Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer snapped these images between June 2006 an
9 views of colliding galaxies constitute the largest collection of Hubble images ever released to the public. This new Hubble
  collision. Infrared observations reveal a strong obscuration region that appears as a dark dust lane across the nucleus in o
 t-years away from Earth, and is the 302nd galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.</p> <p>This image is part of a large
he luminosity of our Sun. Arp 256 is located in the constellation of Cetus, the Whale, about 350 million light-years away. It
 e entering a starburst phase. The pair is located some 400 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is par
  The merging process, which began about 30 million years ago, triggered dramatic star formation and sparked numerous s
 on of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th annive
 xy suggest that gas has penetrated that far, no signs of star formation or nuclear activity are visible. The pair is approxim
 38th galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging g
Pairs of Galaxies. A supernova was seen to explode in the large spiral in 2004. NGC 6786 is located in the constellation of
al activity for some time to come. NGC 17 is located about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus, the W
 tion of Indus, the Indian, some 550 million light-years away from Earth. The dust lanes between the two galaxy centers sh
 away from Earth and is the number 272 in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collectio
of the components have already experienced a merger or interaction. Giant black holes lurk at the cores of both galaxies, w
 the constellation of Dorado, the Swordfish.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galax
eleased on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
y. This dust reddens the light from the background just as the intervening dust in the Earth's atmosphere reddens sunsets
 huge star clusters in a packed, dusty region about 5,000 light-years across (about 5 percent of the Milky Way's diameter).
  located in the constellation of Pisces, the Fish, about 400 million light-years away.</p> <p>This image is part of a large
years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hu
ction of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anni
 easily distorted disks of the galaxies. This cosmic owl is one of the most luminous infrared galaxies known and is located s
anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
n.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
   out by rippling gravitational pulls as the galaxies collided and the outer regions of the parent galaxies were torn off. Thes
 p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and
as been smeared through space by the gravitational effects of the collision and the pull of a third nearby galaxy.</p> <p>
ews of colliding galaxies constitute the largest collection of Hubble images ever released to the public. This new Hubble atl
 ight star clusters in the central region. IC 883 is 300 million light-years away toward the constellation of Canes Venatici, t
 violent central inflow of gas will trigger intense starburst activity that could boost the infrared luminosity above the ultra-l
  star clusters. IC 2545 glows strongly in the infrared part of the spectrum - another sign that it is a pair of merging galaxie
n light-years away.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble
of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversar
 f matter and probably involved in the interaction.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of mergin
ars away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubb
> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and r

ion of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th annive
ystem. The nature of the third object is unknown.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging
ht-years away in the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images
billion times the luminosity of our Sun. It is located some 200 million light-years away from Earth toward the constellation
 stars are born each year. Near-infrared observations reveal a nucleus with two components. Markarian 273 is one of the m
 e brightest galaxy pairs on the sky, and can be observed with a small telescope toward the constellation of Pisces, the Fish
n of Aries, the Ram, about 450 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59
dal interaction and the resulting merger of two predecessor systems. The system has a nuclear region of quasar-like lumin
ystem hides a double nucleus and a tangle of dust lanes in the central region. The tails are studded with a particularly high
 infrared galaxies and is located in the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, approximately 150 million light-years a
st in this system. NGC 5256 is located in the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, some 350 million light-years from
 disks. Arp 240 is located in the constellation Virgo, approximately 300 million light-years away, and is the 240th galaxy in
 ges of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th
 has undergone a starburst episode, with a rich population of massive and luminous star clusters clumping around the core
 two galaxies overlap. The right hand component has a clear spiral structure if viewed face-on, while the other is seen edg
tion between the two galaxies. Scientists believe that Arp 81 has a richer collection of young massive star clusters than th
ction of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anni
an be accounted for by tidal interactions with its companions. NGC 7674 has a powerful active nucleus of the kind known a
 vigorous burst of star formation may have just started. This notable object is located in the constellation of Lynx, some 50
e to Hubble s ability to collect and detect faint light. This halo is probably a result of the earlier collision. UGC 5101 is abou
on as an exceptional object since those early observations and continues to be a favorite target in all wavelength regimes.
produces 80 solar masses of new stars on average every year. It is an open question whether Markarian 331 is actually a m
n of Virgo, the Maiden, some 500 million light-years away.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images o
 to be midway through a merger. Markarian 848 is located in the constellation of Bootes, the Bear Watcher, and is approxi
 of GRB 080319B, taken on Monday, April 7, show the fading optical counterpart of the titanic blast. The object erupted in
val of light from what is now called SN 1006, a tremendous supernova explosion caused by the final death throes of a whit
moon), and a physical size of 60 light-years (18 parsecs) based on its distance of nearly 7,000 light-years. The small green

 te oval-shaped storm. The change to a red color indicates its swirling storm clouds are rising to heights like the clouds of t
m, as red, green, and blue colors.</p>
m, as red, green, and blue colors.</p>
meter.</p> <p>Also known as Abell 1656, the Coma Cluster is over 300 million light-years away. The cluster, named afte




 ellation Lyra. The green inset box shows the view with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.</p> <p>[Top right] &mda


orm turned red. This is the second time, since turning red, it has skirted past its big brother apparently unscathed.</p> <




which energy is transferred from the central massive black hole to the surrounding gas. The filaments originate when cool

 ical, and radio wavelengths combine for an aesthetically pleasing, but nonetheless violent depiction of events going on at
 k study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys
n between fall 2003 and spring 2005 with Hubble and the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.</p>
n between fall 2003 and spring 2005 with Hubble and the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.</p>
n between fall 2003 and spring 2005 with Hubble and the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.</p>
n between fall 2003 and spring 2005 with Hubble and the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.</p>

  than 5 billion years.</p> <p>The galaxy at top, left, NGC 4660, contains 205 globular clusters. The galaxy at top, right,




 e of M87 are its soft blue jet and the myriad of starlike globular clusters scattered throughout the image.</p> <p>The jet
 ence that these globular clusters are more likely to form in dense areas where star birth occurs at a rapid rate, instead of u
 and is a powerful source of X-rays as it resides near the center of a hot, X-ray&ndash;emitting cloud that extends over mu


 torm of raw stellar creation, perhaps triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. It lies about 170,000 light-years away ne


a similar effect detected previously in a target dubbed the Bullet Cluster. These new results show that the Bullet Cluster is

 y because there is usually nothing behind them to illuminate them. Astronomers have never seen dust this far beyond the

 > <p>The Hubble Heritage Project, which began in October 1998, has released nearly 130 images mined from the Hubble

The images, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, reveal rich detail in the stellar populations and in the inter
 lusters are thought to be related to the formation of supermassive black holes. The image at center shows a star-forming




culptor Group of galaxies and resides about 13 million light-years from Earth.</p> <p>This galaxy is part of a detailed su

offline, thereby scoring a &quot;perfect 10&quot; both for performance and beauty.</p> <p>The two galaxies happen to

zied pace has been almost continuous for the past 100 million years.</p> <p>The core's centerpiece is a grouping of thre

sive, young stars that already exploded as supernovae. NGC 1569 is located 11 million light-years from Earth in the const
8 billion miles inside the ring's inner edge and orbits 10.7 billion miles from its star.</p> <p>The inset at bottom right is




</p> <p>M13 is home to over 100,000 stars and located at a distance of 25,000 light-years. These stars are packed so cl

mera for Surveys. Observations from four separate science proposals taken in November 1999, April 2000, August 2005, an
giant host, only to reemerge later.</p> <p>Composed of rock and ice, Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system


merge later. Composed of rock and ice, Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system. It is even larger than the plane


e projected maximum separation is 550 million miles.</p> <p>Binary systems allow astronomers to estimate the mass of




olent nuclear regions of other galaxies.</p> <p>This view combines the sharp imaging of the Hubble Space Telescope's N
ent nuclear regions of other galaxies.</p> <p>The infrared mosaic was taken with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Mu


g from the stars, slam into surrounding dense gas. The phenomenon is similar to that seen when a speeding boat pushes t




his event does not match the behavior of a supernova or any previously observed astronomical transient phenomenon in th




ain the nuclear reactions in its core. Our own sun will undergo a similar process, but not for another 5 billion years or so. P

e, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.</p> <p>While Galileo observed the sky using visible
ars can form. The yellow color is Hubble's view in visible light. Most of this light comes from stars, and they trace the same
s of billions of stars are less prominent and form a blue haze. Astronomers can use infrared light to examine the dust cloud
rm new stars. All of these features are shaped into a beautiful spiral pattern by a combination of gravity and rotation. Astr

axy, except M101 is nearly twice the size. The section of M101 shown here is 22,500 light-years across, while the entire ga
closely to their intrinsic brightness. This makes them ideal for measuring intergalactic distances. The Cepheids are used to




middle left), NGC 7174 (middle right), and NGC 7176 (lower right)&mdash;are part of Hickson Compact Group 90, named

ges, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, are evidence that the undisturbed galaxies are enshrouded by a &quot;cus




t moon Dione and the fainter moon Enceladus.</p> <p>These rare moon transits only happen when the tilt of Saturn's ri
k, Dione, the brightest of the icy moons in this view &ndash; and Enceladus, fainter and farther to the left &ndash; can ea




of the planet slightly above the rings is the shadow of the rings cast on the planet. This picture was taken with Hubble's W




ted in the constellation Pisces.</p> <p>Credit: Puckett Observatory</p> <p>[Bottom Left] This is a 1997 Hubble archiva




 as NGC 5679, is a system of three galaxies that appear to be partially overlapping in the image, although they may be at

ht bleeding around the coronagraph to the point where the planet was detectable.</p> <p>The planet was first discovere


ve black holes yet discovered.</p> <p>Hubble's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) snapped the top row of im




-coded to show temperature, where the coolest gas is reddish purple, the hottest gas is blue, and the temperatures in betw

collection of dusty spiral arms, bright blue star-forming regions, and at least two galaxy nuclei that appear to be connected
 e two clusters. The bullet-shaped clump on the right is the hot gas from one cluster, which passed through the hot gas fro

8 billion miles inside the ring's inner edge and orbits 10.7 billion miles from its star.</p> <p>The inset at bottom right is
escope's Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) survey of thousands of distant galaxies. They are part of more than 165 tadpole galaxies
ded away. The galaxies in these images were part of a study that compared the environments of long bursts with those of
he supernova. The most prominent feature in the image is a ring with dozens of bright spots. A shock wave of material un

 cientists call &quot;the blob,&quot; just next to the quasar. Very Large Telescope (VLT) observations show this cloud to be
m separate HST exposures in red, blue, and green light. Jupiter's rotation between exposures creates the blue and red fring

p>The three galaxies are part of a Hubble study of starbursts in nearby, small, or dwarf, galaxies. Based on this study, ast




 med after their discoverer, Czech astronomer Lubos Kohoutek. A planetary nebula contains the outer layers of a red giant

expanding spot is twice the length of the United States.</p> <p>First discovered by Australian amateur astronomer Antho




d so may have evolved over billions of years into the full-grown galaxies seen around us today.</p>
orful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of Omega Centauri, a giant globular cluster. At bottom righ
 sible-light image reveals, deep within the remnant, a crescent-shaped cloud of pink emission from hydrogen gas and soft




bble Space Telescope captured the powerful outflow of material from this galaxy.</p> <p>The COS spectrum of Markarian




ch galaxies form, and determine how this gas was assembled into the complex structures of the present-day universe.</p>

behind it. This is manifested as arcs and streaks in the picture, which are the stretched images of background galaxies.</p




 ive stellar wind and some of the chemical elements that were ejected in the eruption seen in the middle of the nineteenth




 on km) from Earth when the images were taken.</p> <p>The dark smudge at bottom right is debris from a comet or aste




-years away in the north circumpolar constellation Ursa Minor.</p>
he Sun is at the center of this fury. It has ejected its envelope of gases and is now unleashing a stream of ultraviolet radia

ed light.</p> <p>Composed of gas and dust, the pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula,




ega Centauri are between 10 billion and 12 billion years old. The cluster lies about 16,000 light-years from Earth.</p> <p>


owever, is a bit of a misnomer. Studies have shown that group member NGC 7320, at upper left, is actually a foreground

g dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. Note that the center of the galaxy is located within the bright

h observatory conducts.</p> <p>[Top Frame] &mdash; Spitzer's infrared-light observations provide a detailed and specta
s create the complex structures seen in the gas throughout the image. This sweeping panorama is the sharpest infrared p

and X-ray light that see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. Note that the cen
 Camera 3 (WFC3) has captured hundreds of young star clusters, ancient swarms of globular star clusters, and hundreds o
 Camera 3 (WFC3) has captured hundreds of young star clusters, ancient swarms of globular star clusters, and hundreds o

ed to the central disk. What's striking in the image is a ghostly &quot;X&quot; pattern of stars. This is due to the inclined
ge was taken in the same region as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), which was taken in 2004 and is the deepest visib

he Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. There is no known star-forming region in our galaxy
MC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. The nebula is close enough to Earth that Hubble can resolve individual stars, givin




ears.</p> <p>The image, taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, spans about 100 light-years. The nebula is close enoug


vers a portion of the southern field of a large galaxy census called the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS),
 Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and data taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) to make this mosaic.</p> <p>The im




ave populations of stars that are intrinsically very blue. This may indicate the galaxies are so primordial that they are defi




egion, which is only about 1 million years old. The companion may be a very small brown dwarf or a large planet, dependin
ng star birth about 500 million years ago. At the same time, the galaxy's outer regions stopped making stars because the

 is believed to be a result of ultraviolet radiation from the distant Sun breaking up methane that is present on Pluto's surfa




 present on Pluto's surface.</p> <p>A comparison of the maps shows that Pluto's brightness has changed between 1994


on the surface, but Hubble reveals a complex-looking and variegated world with white, dark-orange, and charcoal-black te

 filamentary structures near the point-like nucleus of the object and trailing streamers of dust.</p> <p>The inset picture




way and therefore occurred billions of years ago. But these galaxies, members of Hickson Compact Group 31, are relatively
way and therefore occurred billions of years ago. But these galaxies, members of Hickson Compact Group 31, are relatively

 <p>The light shows, called aurorae, are produced when electrically charged particles race along the planet's magnetic fie

by bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be
acle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern con


ght stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen
s of nebulosity can be seen freely drifting, such as the 2.3-trillion-mile-long structure at upper right. The most striking feat
cape by sending out thick stellar winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation. The low-density regions of the nebula are shred
<p>The image reveals a plethora of stars behind the gaseous veil of the nebula's wall of hydrogen, laced with dust. The fo

 SA's Hubble Space Telescope. The heavyweight star, called 30 Dor #016, is 90 times more massive than the Sun and is tr


e unexpected blemish was created when an unknown object plunged into Jupiter and exploded, scattering debris into the




es at left show an image taken in 2006 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The position of the supermassive blac
rks, which astronomers used to measure the full speed of this stellar outcast over 3 1/2 years. The stellar outcast is rocke


vity were brought to bear on seeking out any trace evidence of the aftermath of the cosmic collision (right inset). Images t
2009, captures the planet's common appearance over the past several decades with alternating zones of high altitude amm




iation and violent stellar winds have blown out an enormous cavity in the gas and dust enveloping the cluster, providing a

gen, the existence of which indicates ongoing star formation. Hubble has also captured the outer spiral arms of NGC 4911,

ms,&quot; seen in wide-angle views of the system. These features were produced by tidal forces generated in the collision.
dark matter concentration and distribution is then used to better understand the nature of dark energy, a pressure that is


 ght-years from Earth.</p> <p>Ripples in the shell's surface may be caused by either subtle variations in the density of th

 ambient gas being shocked by the expanding blast wave from the supernova. Ripples in the shell's appearance coincide w
edict the stars' future movement. The bottom illustration charts the future positions of the stars highlighted by the white b

in the Carina Nebula. Violent stellar winds and powerful radiation from massive stars are sculpting the surrounding nebula

California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF.</p> <p>[TOP RIGHT] This is the Hubble Space Telescope/CTIO mosaic of a su


a bright star at a distance of over 3 billion miles. Astronomers culling the data archives of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
 Hubble made the observations.</p> <p>The images show the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface




zes in the tail are estimated to vary from about 1/25th of an inch (a millimeter) to an inch (2.5 centimeters) in diameter.




om about 1/25th of an inch (a millimeter) to an inch (2.5 centimeters) in diameter. The tail contains enough dust to make




nsistent with previous estimates.</p> <p>The comet is in a highly active state as it approaches the Sun. The Hubble data

s home to an older population of stars, which grow ever more densely packed toward the center.</p> <p>NGC 3982 is loc

ere light from galaxies behind Abell 1689 is distorted by intervening matter within the cluster.</p> <p>Researchers used
 liptical galaxy. The dark strands of dust in the center, however, provide tentative evidence of a recent galaxy merger. The




 he galaxy's core illuminated it. This beam came from a quasar, a bright, energetic object that is powered by a black hole.
 es in this picture are spirals. Some are nearly face-on, as is the case with IC 2497 and its smaller companion to the left. O

 been removed, revealing the Whirlpool's skeletal dust structure, as seen in near-infrared light. This new image is the shar




 rediction that a significant fraction of galaxies at very high redshifts are gravitationally lensed by individual foreground gal
  light is stretched to longer, redder wavelengths by the expansion of the universe. This object is at an extremely faint mag




 ar birth. It is likely that the radiation and supersonic winds from fiery, super-hot, young blue stars cleared out the remaini

 a supernova, a special class of exploding stars. Astronomers use Cepheid variables and Type Ia supernovae as reliable dist
marked in red.</p>
 le in the NICMOS camera that blocks most of the starlight so that astronomers can see details in the surrounding dust dis


 as DDO 66. The galaxy received its &quot;Holmberg IX&quot; naming when it was discussed in Eric Holmberg's study of g
uster. Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe's mass. The image shows that the
/p> <p>Hubble cannot see the dark matter directly. Astronomers inferred its location by analyzing the effect of so-called w




approximately 11 billion light-years. The odds of seeing such a special alignment are estimated to be 1 in 10,000. The righ
 of 6 and approximately 11 billion light-years. The odds of seeing such a special alignment are estimated to be 1 in 10,000

atural laboratory where atmospheric scientists study the nature and interplay of the intense jets and severe atmospheric p


an abundant amount of hot gas that is normally only found in galaxy groups.</p> <p>In visible light, however, it appears


und the cluster, named Abell 1689. The increased magnification allows astronomers to study remote galaxies in greater de




et of observations as part of a huge project to survey a single 1.6-square-degree field of sky (nine times the area of the fu




 Gemini.</p> <p>The Hubble image reveals several remarkable features, most notably the prominent pink clouds lying on
 detection of an intermediate-mass black hole in the core of Omega Centauri.</p> <p>The result is primarily based on spe
es between June 2006 and June 2007.</p>
e public. This new Hubble atlas dramatically illustrates how galaxy collisions produce a remarkable variety of intricate stru
ne across the nucleus in optical light. Arp 148 is nicknamed Mayall s object and is located in the constellation of Ursa Majo
 is image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released o
 illion light-years away. It is the 256th galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.</p> <p>This image is part of a large coll
 p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and
  and sparked numerous supernova explosions. The merger will be complete in some tens to hundreds of millions of years.<
ccasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 ble. The pair is approximately 164 million light-years away.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images
  59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary
ed in the constellation of Draco, the Dragon, about 350 million light-years away.</p> <p>This image is part of a large col
nstellation of Cetus, the Whale.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by
 the two galaxy centers show the extent of the distortion to the originally flat disks that have been pulled into three-dimen
 s part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occ
  cores of both galaxies, which are found in the constellation of Hydra, the Sea Serpent, about 700 million light-years away
 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on

 osphere reddens sunsets here. AM1316-241 is located some 400 million light-years away toward the constellation of Hydr
he Milky Way's diameter). The amount of gas in this tiny region equals the amount of gas in the entire Milky Way Galaxy. T
  image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on
 galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p
 occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
es known and is located some 600 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of

  Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 axies were torn off. These tidal tails can persist long after the galaxies have finally merged. ESO 286-19 is located 600 mi
bble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
nearby galaxy.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Spa
ublic. This new Hubble atlas dramatically illustrates how galaxy collisions produce a remarkable variety of intricate structur
ation of Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs. It is Number 193 in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.</p> <p>This image is par
minosity above the ultra-luminous threshold. The system will likely evolve into a compact starburst system similar to Arp 2
  a pair of merging galaxies. It lies in the constellation of Antlia, the Air Pump, some 450 million light-years away from Ear
 xies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 ion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
n of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th annivers
 laxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
ble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>

 ccasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
n of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th annivers
e collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18t
  toward the constellation of Cassiopeia, the Seated Queen.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images o
karian 273 is one of the most luminous galaxies when observed in the infrared, and is located 500 million light-years away
 ellation of Pisces, the Fish, having the appearance of a comet. It is about 100 million light-years away and about 100,000
 f a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of
egion of quasar-like luminosity, but shows no direct evidence for an active nucleus. It is heavily and unevenly reddened ac
ed with a particularly high density of star clusters.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of mergin
  150 million light-years away. It is the 299th galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. Despite its enormous amount of ab
50 million light-years from Earth. Each galaxy also contains an active galactic nucleus, evidence that the chaos is allowing
 nd is the 240th galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. With the exception of a few foreground stars from our own Milky
  18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 clumping around the core and intertwined with intricate dust lanes. The contrasting reactions of the two galaxies to their i
hile the other is seen edge-on with no spiral arms visible. NGC 6090 is located in the constellation of Draco, the Dragon, ab
 sive star clusters than the notable Antennae galaxies (which are much closer than Arp 81). The pair is located in the const
  occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
cleus of the kind known as a type 2 Seyfert that is perhaps fed by gas drawn into the center through the interactions with
 ellation of Lynx, some 500 million light-years away from Earth. UGC 4881 is the 55th galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Gala
 llision. UGC 5101 is about 550 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59
n all wavelength regimes. Its infrared luminosity is similar to that of quasars, making it one of the most luminous and powe
rkarian 331 is actually a merging system or whether its infrared brightness stems from another process. UGC 12812 is loca
  collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th
   Watcher, and is approximately 550 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection
ast. The object erupted in a brilliant flash of gamma rays and other electromagnetic radiation at 2:12 a.m. EDT on March 1
nal death throes of a white dwarf star nearly 7,000 light-years away. The supernova was probably the brightest star ever s
 ht-years. The small green box along the bright filament at the top of the image corresponds to the dimensions of the Hubb

eights like the clouds of the Great Red Spot. One possible explanation is that the red storm is so powerful it dredges mate


 The cluster, named after its parent constellation Coma Berenices, is near the Milky Way's north pole. This places the Com




p> <p>[Top right] &mdash; The full Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys field is full of stars estimated to be 8 billion ye


rently unscathed.</p> <p>But this is not the fate of &quot;baby red spot,&quot; which is in the same latitudinal band as




ents originate when cool gas is transported from the center of the galaxy by radio bubbles that rise in the hot interstellar g

on of events going on at the heart of the galaxy.</p> <p>X-ray data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory's Advanced CC
nced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.</p> <p>The survey's results show that so-called barre




 The galaxy at top, right, NGC 4458, has 72. Both galaxies possess a typical number of globular clusters for their size and




 image.</p> <p>The jet is a black-hole-powered stream of material that is being ejected from the core of the galaxy. As
 a rapid rate, instead of uniformly from galaxy to galaxy. Comprised of over 2,000 galaxies and located about 54 million li
oud that extends over much of the Virgo cluster. The extended radio emission consists of plumes of relativistic (extremely


0,000 light-years away near the Tarantula nebula, one of the most active star-forming regions in our Local Group of galaxi


that the Bullet Cluster is not an anomalous case.</p> <p>MACS J0025 formed after an enormously energetic collision be

 dust this far beyond the visible edge of a galaxy. They do not know if these dusty structures are common features in gala

es mined from the Hubble data archive as well as a number of observations taken specifically for the project. By releasing

pulations and in the interstellar dust scattered between the stars. Hubble's sharp views reveal the colors and brightnesses
 er shows a star-forming region a few thousand light-years farther from the galaxy's center. The yellow blobs are the glow




xy is part of a detailed survey called the ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury program (ANGST). The natural-color images

 two galaxies happen to be oriented so that they appear to mark the number 10. The left-most galaxy, or the &quot;one&

iece is a grouping of three giant star clusters, each containing more than a million stars. (Two of the clusters are so close

 s from Earth in the constellation Camelopardalis. Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 and Advanced Camera for Surve
e inset at bottom right is a composite image showing the planet's position during Hubble observations taken in 2004 and 2




ese stars are packed so closely together in a ball, approximately 150 light-years across, that they will spend their entire liv

ril 2000, August 2005, and April 2006 were used. The image includes broadband filters that isolate light from the blue, vis
moon in our solar system. It is even larger than the planet Mercury. But Ganymede looks like a dirty snowball next to Jupi


ven larger than the planet Mercury.</p> <p>The top images show Ganymede next to Jupiter. The images were taken in b


s to estimate the mass of companion objects. The brown dwarfs are 61 and 50 times the mass of Jupiter. They are therefo




bble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) with color imagery from a previous
 Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). The Galactic core is obscured in visible light by intervening du


a speeding boat pushes through water on a lake.</p> <p>The stars in these images are among 14 runaway stars spotted




ansient phenomenon in the universe.</p> <p>Astronomers do not know the object's distance, so it can either be in our M




er 5 billion years or so. Planetary nebulae fade gradually over tens of thousands of years. The hot, remnant stellar core of

rved the sky using visible light seen by the human eye, technology now allows us to observe in many wavelengths, includi
, and they trace the same spiral structure as the dust lanes. The blue color shows Chandra's view in X-ray light. Sources o
 o examine the dust clouds where stars are born.</p> <p>Messier 101 has a pancake-like shape that we view face-on. Th
gravity and rotation. Astronomers use visible light to study where and how stars form in spiral galaxies.</p>

across, while the entire galaxy is on the order of 114,000 light-years across.</p> <p>In this unique black and white Hubb
 The Cepheids are used to calibrate an even brighter milepost marker that can be used over greater distances, a Type Ia su




ompact Group 90, named after astronomer Paul Hickson, who first cataloged these small clusters of galaxies in the 1980s.

shrouded by a &quot;cushion&quot; of dark matter, which protects them from their rough-and-tumble neighborhood.</p>




 hen the tilt of Saturn's ring plane is nearly &quot;edge on&quot; as seen from the Earth. Saturn's rings will be perfectly e
o the left &ndash; can easily be seen just above the rings. In the center frame, Dione and Enceladus can be seen near the




as taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on February 24, 2009, when Saturn was at a distance of roughly 77




 is a 1997 Hubble archival visible-light image of the region of the galaxy where the supernova exploded. The white circle m




although they may be at somewhat different distances. The spiral shapes of two of these galaxies appear mostly intact. Th

planet was first discovered in 2007 at the Gemini North observatory. It was identified in the NICMOS archival data in a follo


snapped the top row of images and Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) the bottom row. The core of M87 is locat




 the temperatures in between are purple.</p> <p>The repeated collisions in MACS J0717 are caused by a 13-million-ligh

at appear to be connected and in the early stages of merging. A third, relatively normal, spiral galaxy appears off to the rig
d through the hot gas from the other larger cluster during the collision. An optical image from Magellan and the Hubble Sp

e inset at bottom right is a composite image showing the planet's position during Hubble observations taken in 2004 and 2
 han 165 tadpole galaxies in the HUDF studied recently by a team of astronomers. The team was looking for indications of
 ong bursts with those of supernovae. Only a small fraction of a certain type of supernovae produces gamma-ray bursts.</
hock wave of material unleashed by the stellar blast is slamming into regions along the ring's inner regions, heating them

 ons show this cloud to be glowing because it is bathed in the intense radiation coming from the quasar. Most likely, it is th
tes the blue and red fringe on either side of the disk. HST can resolve details in Jupiter's magnificent cloud belts and zones

 Based on this study, astronomers have found that starbursts continue 100 times longer than first thought, lasting 200 m




uter layers of a red giant star that were expelled into interstellar space when the star was in the late stages of its life. Ultr

mateur astronomer Anthony Wesley, the feature is the impact site and &quot;backsplash&quot; of material from a small o




ar cluster. At bottom right, an eerie pillar of star birth in the Carina Nebula rises from a sea of greenish-colored clouds.</p
m hydrogen gas and soft purple wisps that correspond to regions of glowing oxygen. A dense background of colorful stars




OS spectrum of Markarian 817 highlights the outflow's dynamic nature. A gas cloud containing hydrogen gas that was dete




resent-day universe.</p> <p>Using the light from the quasar PKS 0405-123, located 7 billion to 8 billion light-years awa

 background galaxies.</p> <p>Gravitational lensing proves a vital tool for astronomers when measuring the dark matter




 middle of the nineteenth century.</p> <p>STIS resolved the chemical information along a narrow section of one of the g




ebris from a comet or asteroid that plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere and disintegrated.</p> <p>In addition to the fresh
 tream of ultraviolet radiation that is making the cast-off material glow. This object is an example of a planetary nebula, so

 called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The pair of images shows th




ears from Earth.</p> <p>This is one of the first images taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), installed aboard H


 is actually a foreground galaxy about seven times closer to Earth than the rest of the group.</p> <p>Three of the galaxi

 located within the bright white region to the right of and just below the middle of the image. The entire image width cover

vide a detailed and spectacular view of the galactic center region. The swirling core of our galaxy harbors hundreds of thou
 s the sharpest infrared picture ever made of the galactic center region.</p>

 ic core. Note that the center of the galaxy is located within the bright white region on the lower right-hand side of the ima
 clusters, and hundreds of thousands of individual stars, mostly blue supergiants and red supergiants.</p> <p>The image
 clusters, and hundreds of thousands of individual stars, mostly blue supergiants and red supergiants.</p> <p>The image

 his is due to the inclined orbits of the stars in the galaxy's central bar-like structure. Located 65 million light-years away, N
4 and is the deepest visible-light image of the universe. Hubble's newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) collects light

ming region in our galaxy as large or as prolific as 30 Doradus.</p> <p>Many of the diamond-like icy blue stars are amon
olve individual stars, giving astronomers important information about the stars' birth and evolution.</p> <p>In the image




The nebula is close enough to Earth that Hubble can resolve individual stars, giving astronomers important information abo


s Deep Survey (GOODS), a deep-sky study by several observatories to trace the formation and evolution of galaxies.</p>
 mosaic.</p> <p>The image combines a broad range of colors, from the ultraviolet, through visible light, and into the ne




mordial that they are deficient in heavier elements, and as a result, are quite free of the dust that reddens light through sc




r a large planet, depending on how it formed. Images were taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to track the
making stars because the gas ran out. Now, the inner disk is almost out of gas as new stars burst to life, shrinking the star

is present on Pluto's surface, leaving behind a dark, molasses-colored, carbon-rich residue.</p> <p>The center disk (180




s changed between 1994 and 2003. The northern pole is brighter and the southern hemisphere is darker. Summer is appro


 ge, and charcoal-black terrain. The overall color is believed to be a result of ultraviolet radiation from the distant Sun brea

p> <p>The inset picture shows a complex structure that suggests the object is not a comet but instead the product of a h




t Group 31, are relatively nearby, only 166 million light-years away.</p> <p>In this composite image of the galaxy group
t Group 31, are relatively nearby, only 166 million light-years away.</p> <p>In this image, taken by NASA's Hubble Spa

 the planet's magnetic field and into the upper atmosphere where they excite atmospheric gases, causing them to glow. Sa

off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.</p> <p>This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a temp
 away in the southern constellation Carina. The images mark the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch and deployment into


 of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.</p> <p>This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuou
ht. The most striking feature is a 3.5-trillion-mile-long horizontal jet in the upper left frame. It is being blasted into space
s of the nebula are shredded while the denser parts resist erosion and remain as thick pillars. In the dark, cold interiors of
n, laced with dust. The foreground pillar becomes semi-transparent because infrared light from background stars penetrate

 ve than the Sun and is traveling at more than 250,000 miles an hour.</p> <p>In the wider view of 30 Doradus, the hom


cattering debris into the giant planet's cloud tops. The strike was equal to the explosion of a few thousand standard nuclea




 of the supermassive black hole is indicated by the black dot in the lower left panel, and a knot in the jet (HST-1), which w
he stellar outcast is rocketing through the Milky Way's distant outskirts at 1.6 million miles an hour, high above the galaxy


on (right inset). Images taken on June 7 show no sign of dark debris above Jupiter's cloud tops. This means that the objec
ones of high altitude ammonia ice crystal clouds (white strips) and belts of lower altitude material (dark strip). The image w




g the cluster, providing an unobstructed view of the cluster.</p> <p>Most of the stars in the cluster were born around th

spiral arms of NGC 4911, along with thousands of other galaxies of varying sizes. The high resolution of Hubble's cameras

generated in the collision.</p> <p>The collision, which began more than 100 million years ago and is still occurring, has t
 nergy, a pressure that is accelerating the expansion of the universe. The imaging data used in the natural-color photo was


ations in the density of the ambient interstellar gas, or possibly driven from the interior by pieces of the ejecta. The bubble

l's appearance coincide with brighter areas of the X-ray data.</p> <p>The Type Ia supernova that resulted in the creation
ighlighted by the white box in the top image. Each streak represents the motion of the star over the next 600 years. The m

g the surrounding nebula. Inside the dense structures, new stars may be born.</p> <p>This image of dust pillars in the C

cope/CTIO mosaic of a subsection of the Carina Nebula. CTIO emission filters were combined with Hubble Advanced Came


 Hubble Space Telescope have added 14 new TNOs to the catalog. Their search method promises to turn up hundreds mor
r on the asteroid's surface. These characteristics hint at the large-scale features that the Dawn spacecraft will see when it




entimeters) in diameter. The tail contains enough dust to make a ball 65 feet (20 meters) wide, most of it blown out of the




ins enough dust to make a ball 65 feet (20 meters) wide, most of it blown out of the bigger body by the impact-caused ex




the Sun. The Hubble data show that the coma is remarkably uniform, with no evidence for the types of outgassing jets see

</p> <p>NGC 3982 is located about 68 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy spans about 3

> <p>Researchers used the observed positions of 135 lensed images of 42 background galaxies to calculate the location a
ecent galaxy merger. The inset image shows a magnified view of the chaotic activity inside the galaxy's core. Those region




powered by a black hole. The quasar may have turned off about 200,000 years ago.</p> <p>This Hubble view uncovers a
 companion to the left. Others are edge-on, as demonstrated by the multitude of elongated objects in the background.</p

his new image is the sharpest view of the dense dust in M51. The narrow lanes of dust revealed by Hubble reflect the galax




individual foreground galaxies. This will help as a guide for future observations planned for the James Webb Space Telesco
at an extremely faint magnitude of 29, which is 500 million times fainter that the faintest stars seen by the human eye.</p




s cleared out the remaining gas (which glows pink), and hence shut down further star formation in the regions in which th

upernovae as reliable distance markers to measure the universe's expansion rate. NGC 5584 was one of eight galaxies astr
 the surrounding dust disk.</p> <p>HD 61005 is about 100 million years old. Dust disks around stars of The Moth's age a


Eric Holmberg's study of groups of galaxies ten years later. It is suspected that the dwarf galaxy was created as a result of
 he image shows that the supercluster galaxies lie within the clumps of dark matter.</p> <p>Hubble cannot see the dark
ng the effect of so-called weak gravitational lensing, where light from more than 60,000 galaxies behind Abell 901/902 is d




o be 1 in 10,000. The right panel is a zoom onto the lens showing two concentric partial ring-like structures after subtractin
 timated to be 1 in 10,000.</p>

and severe atmospheric phenomena.</p> <p>An international team coordinated by Agustin S&aacute;nchez-Lavega from


 light, however, it appears as a single, isolated, large elliptical galaxy. The origin of fossil-group systems remains a puzzle.


ote galaxies in greater detail.</p> <p>One galaxy is so far away, however, it does not show up in the visible-light image t




e times the area of the full Moon) with several space-based and Earth-based observatories. The COSMOS project, led by Ni




 inent pink clouds lying on opposite sides of the central star. This color indicates that they are relatively cool and dense, co
  is primarily based on spectroscopic measurements obtained with the Gemini South observatory in Chile which suggest the

 e variety of intricate structures in never-before-seen detail.</p> <p>Astronomers estimate that only one out of one thous
 onstellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, approximately 500 million light-years away. This interacting pair of galaxies is
  Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
  age is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on th
 bble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 reds of millions of years.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the H

 e collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18t
on of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
mage is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on th
merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2
n pulled into three-dimensional shapes.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies
 e and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
0 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies ta
of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>

 the constellation of Hydra, the Water Snake.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging gal
 ntire Milky Way Galaxy. The star clusters are the bluish-white bright knots visible in the Hubble image. Arp 220 glows brig
Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 ry on 24th April 2008.</p>

 rt of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasio


286-19 is located 600 million light-years away from Earth and is an exceptionally luminous source of infrared radiation.</

 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
ariety of intricate structures in never-before-seen detail.</p>
p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and
st system similar to Arp 220. IC 1623 is located about 300 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is par
ght-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by th
n 24th April 2008.</p>

asion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
on 24th April 2008.</p>




asion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
  collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th
   million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies ta
away and about 100,000 light-years across. The galaxy pair is included in Arp's catalog of peculiar galaxies as Arp 157.</p
 leased on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
nd unevenly reddened across its nucleus, while infrared imaging also shows a ridge of dust. The linear tail to the upper rig
n of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th annivers
s enormous amount of absorbing dust, enough violet and near-ultraviolet light leaks out for it to be number 171 in B.E. Ma
hat the chaos is allowing gas to fall into the regions around central black holes as well as feeding starbursts. Recent observ
 stars from our own Milky Way all the objects in this image are galaxies.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection o

he two galaxies to their interaction are due to their differing masses and sizes. NGC 5754 is located in the constellation Bo
 of Draco, the Dragon, about 400 million light-years away from Earth. A number of fainter, and more distant, background
air is located in the constellation of Draco, approximately 300 million light-years away from Earth. Arp 81 is the 81st galax

ugh the interactions with the companions. NGC 7674 falls into the family of luminous infrared galaxies and is featured in A
 rp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by
of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion o
  most luminous and powerful known ultra-luminous infrared galaxies. Although the emission of many ultra-luminous infra
rocess. UGC 12812 is located in the constellation of Pegasus, the Winged Horse, about 250 million light-years away from E
n the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occas
 :12 a.m. EDT on March 19, and was detected by Swift, NASA's gamma ray burst watchdog satellite. Immediately after the
y the brightest star ever seen by humans, and surpassed Venus as the brightest object in the night time sky, only to be su
 e dimensions of the Hubble release image.</p> <p>The optical data were obtained at the University of Michigan's 0.9- m

powerful it dredges material from deep beneath Jupiter's cloud tops and lifts it to higher altitudes where solar ultraviolet ra


pole. This places the Coma Cluster in an area unobscured by dust and gas from the plane of the Milky Way, and easily visi




timated to be 8 billion years old. Two background galaxies can be seen at upper left.</p> <p>[Bottom right] &mdash; A


same latitudinal band as the GRS. This new red spot first appeared earlier this year. The baby red spot gets ever closer to




se in the hot interstellar gas.</p> <p>At a distance of 230 million light-years, NGC 1275 is one of the closest giant elliptic

servatory's Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer and radio data from NRAO's Very Large Array were combined with optica
show that so-called barred spiral galaxies were far less plentiful over the last 7 billion years than they are today, in the loc




lusters for their size and brightness.</p> <p>IC 3506, at bottom, left, is a dwarf galaxy near Virgo's central hub that con




he core of the galaxy. As gaseous material from the center of the galaxy accretes onto the black hole, the resultant energy
ocated about 54 million light-years away, the Virgo cluster is the nearest large galaxy cluster to Earth. These composite im
 of relativistic (extremely hot) gas from the jets rising into the X-ray&ndash;emitting cluster medium.</p> <p>The optica


our Local Group of galaxies.</p> <p>The three-dimensional-looking image reveals dramatic ridges and valleys of dust, se


sly energetic collision between two large clusters. Using visible-light images from Hubble, the team was able to infer the d

common features in galaxies.</p> <p>Understanding a galaxy's color and how dust affects and dims that color are crucia

he project. By releasing a new, previously unseen Hubble image every month, the team's intent was to showcase some of

e colors and brightnesses of individual stars, which astronomers used to derive the history of star formation in each galaxy
yellow blobs are the glow from hot gas that has been heated by radiation from the nearest young, blue stars. The image at




 The natural-color images were constructed using Hubble observations taken in infrared, visible, and blue light. Data from t

 alaxy, or the &quot;one&quot; in this image, is relatively undisturbed apart from a smooth ring of starlight. It appears nea

 the clusters are so close they appear as one grouping.) The clusters reside in a large, central cavity. The gas in the cavity

 vanced Camera for Surveys made the observations of NGC 1569 in September 1999, November 2006, and January 2007.
 ions taken in 2004 and 2006. Astronomers have calculated that Fomalhaut b completes an orbit around its parent star eve




  will spend their entire lives whirling around in the cluster.</p> <p>Near the core of this cluster, the density of stars is ab

 te light from the blue, visible, and infrared portions of the spectrum.</p>
 rty snowball next to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter is so big that only part of its Southern Hemisph


 e images were taken in blue and red light on Jan. 19, 2005 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The close-up ima


 Jupiter. They are therefore too small to burn as stars, but too large to have formed as planets. Based on the total estimate




 r imagery from a previous Spitzer Space Telescope survey done with its Infrared Astronomy Camera (IRAC). The Galactic c
  le light by intervening dust clouds, but infrared light penetrates the dust. The spatial resolution of this image corresponds


 14 runaway stars spotted by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The stars appear to be young, just millions of years




  it can either be in our Milky Way galaxy or at a great astronomical distance. The optical spectrum of the object contains a




 t, remnant stellar core of NGC 2818 will eventually cool off for billions of years as a white dwarf.</p> <p>NGC 2818 is oft

many wavelengths, including Spitzer's infrared view and Chandra's view in X-rays. Each wavelength region shows different
 in X-ray light. Sources of X-rays include million-degree gas, exploded stars, and material colliding around black holes. Su
that we view face-on. This perspective shows off the spiral structure that gives it the nickname the Pinwheel Galaxy. In th
axies.</p>

que black and white Hubble Space Telescope image, bright knots of glowing gas highlight regions of active star formation.
 er distances, a Type Ia supernova. The supernova was observed in the galaxy in 1995. The images in the boxes were take




of galaxies in the 1980s. NGC 7173 and NGC 7176 appear to be smooth, normal elliptical galaxies without much gas and d

 mble neighborhood.</p> <p>Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe's mass. As




s rings will be perfectly edge on to our line of sight on August 10, 2009, and September 4, 2009. Unfortunately, Saturn wi
dus can be seen near the western limb of Saturn, while Titan's shadow is off the limb, and Mimas is on the right most limb




 a distance of roughly 775 million miles (1.25 billion kilometers) from Earth. Hubble can see details as small as 190 miles




ploded. The white circle marks a star that Hubble measured to have an absolute magnitude of -10.3. This corresponds to t




s appear mostly intact. The third galaxy (to the far left) is more compact, but shows evidence of star formation.</p> <p>T

OS archival data in a follow-up search to see if Hubble had serendipitously imaged the planet. The planet changed position


. The core of M87 is located at lower left in the images. HST-1 is the bright blob at center. The glowing material at far righ




used by a 13-million-light-year-long stream of galaxies, gas, and dark matter &mdash; known as a filament &mdash; pou

axy appears off to the right. The southern (lower) component of the galaxy group contains a single large spiral galaxy wit
gellan and the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxies in orange and white. The blue areas in this image depict where

 ions taken in 2004 and 2006. Astronomers have calculated that Fomalhaut b completes an orbit around its parent star eve
looking for indications of black hole activity in these young galaxies. A characteristic signature of such activity is a fluctuat
ces gamma-ray bursts.</p> <p>These six images show the wide variety of host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts. The distan
er regions, heating them up, and causing them to glow. The ring, about a light-year across, was probably shed by the star

quasar. Most likely, it is the gas from this &lsquo;blob' that feeds the supermassive black hole, thereby allowing it to shine
 ent cloud belts and zones as small as 200 miles (320 km) across (wide field mode). This detailed view is only surpassed b

 t thought, lasting 200 million to 400 million years. These galaxies show that starbursts are not isolated events, but sweep




 ate stages of its life. Ultraviolet radiation emitted from the remaining hot core of the star ionizes the ejected gas shells, ca

of material from a small object that plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere and disintegrated.</p> <p>The only other time in h




eenish-colored clouds.</p>
kground of colorful stars is also visible.</p> <p>Probing this tattered gaseous relic, the newly installed Cosmic Origins Sp




drogen gas that was detected in Hubble data taken in 1997 does not appear in the COS observation because the cloud has




 8 billion light-years away, the newly installed Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) on Hubble probed a string of gas cloud

easuring the dark matter distribution in massive clusters, since the mass distribution can be reconstructed from its gravitat




 w section of one of the giant lobes of ejected material. In the resulting spectrum, iron and nickel define the outer materia




>In addition to the fresh impact, the image reveals a spectacular variety of shapes in the swirling atmosphere of Jupiter. T
 of a planetary nebula, so-named because many of them have a round appearance resembling that of a planet when viewe

e pair of images shows that astronomers have a much more complete view of the pillar and its contents when distinct deta




WFC3), installed aboard Hubble in May 2009, during Servicing Mission 4. The camera can snap sharp images over a broad


> <p>Three of the galaxies have distorted shapes, elongated spiral arms, and long, gaseous tidal tails containing myriad s

 entire image width covers about one-half a degree, about the same angular width as the full moon.</p> <p>Each telesco

harbors hundreds of thousands of stars that cannot be seen in visible light. These stars heat the nearby gas and dust. The


ight-hand side of the image. Each telescope's contribution is presented in a different color. Yellow represents the near-infr
ants.</p> <p>The image at right is Hubble's close-up view of the myriad stars near the galaxy's core, the bright whitish r
ants.</p> <p>The image, taken in August 2009, provides a close-up view of the myriad stars near the galaxy's core, the

million light-years away, NGC 4710 is a member of the giant Virgo Cluster of galaxies. It can be seen as a dim, 11th-magn
ra 3 (WFC3) collects light from near-infrared wavelengths and therefore looks even deeper into the universe, because the

e icy blue stars are among the most massive stars known. Several of them are over 100 times more massive than our Sun
 n.</p> <p>In the image at left, taken in ultraviolet, visible, and red light, the stars look like icy blue diamonds. The gree




mportant information about the stars' birth and evolution.</p> <p>The brilliant stars are carving deep cavities in the sur


volution of galaxies.</p> <p>The final image combines a broad range of colors, from the ultraviolet, through visible light,
 ble light, and into the near-infrared. Such a detailed multi-color view of the universe has never before been assembled in




 reddens light through scattering.</p> <p>The image was taken with Hubble's newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC




ary Camera 2 to track the motion of the two objects to see if they actually do travel across space together. Additional obse
 to life, shrinking the star-formation region to a small area of about 5,000 light-years around the core.</p> <p>Astronom

<p>The center disk (180 degrees) has a mysterious bright spot that is unusually rich in carbon monoxide frost. This regio




 darker. Summer is approaching Pluto's north pole, and this may cause surface ices to melt and refreeze in the colder shad


 rom the distant Sun breaking up methane that is present on Pluto's surface, leaving behind a dark, molasses-colored, carb

nstead the product of a head-on collision between two asteroids traveling five times faster than a rifle bullet (5 kilometers




 mage of the galaxy grouping, the bright, distorted object at middle, left, is actually two colliding dwarf galaxies. Myriad st
en by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the bright, distorted object at middle, left, is actually two colliding dwarf galaxies. M

 causing them to glow. Saturn's aurorae resemble the same phenomena that take place at the Earth's poles.</p> <p>The

nnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern c
nch and deployment into an orbit around Earth.</p> <p>[Left] &mdash; This visible-light view shows how scorching radi


  lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern conste
 being blasted into space by a young star hidden in the tip of the pillar-like structure. A bowshock has formed near the tip
the dark, cold interiors of these columns new stars continue to form.</p> <p>In the process of star formation, a disk arou
ackground stars penetrates through much of the dust. A few stars inside the pillar also become visible. The false colors are

w of 30 Doradus, the homeless star, located on the outskirts of the nebula, is centered within a white box. The box shows H


thousand standard nuclear bombs.</p> <p>The series of close-up images at right, taken between July 23, 2009 and Nov.




  the jet (HST-1), which was flaring in 2006, is also indicated on this panel. The red dot indicates the center of the galaxy's
ur, high above the galaxy's disk, about 200,000 light-years from the center. The star is destined to roam the empty depths


This means that the object didn't descend beneath the clouds and explode as a fireball. If it had, dark sooty blast debris wo
 (dark strip). The image was taken to study a wispy patch of dark debris in the far Southern Hemisphere caused by the su




ster were born around the same time but differ in size, mass, temperature, and color. The course of a star's life is determi

 tion of Hubble's cameras, paired with considerably long exposures, made it possible to observe these faint details.</p> <

nd is still occurring, has triggered the formation of millions of stars in clouds of dust and gas in the galaxies. The most ma
e natural-color photo was taken in 2002 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.</p>


 of the ejecta. The bubble-shaped shroud of gas is 23 light-years across and is expanding at more than 11 million miles pe

at resulted in the creation of SNR 0509-67.5 occurred nearly 400 years ago for Earth viewers. The supernova remnant and
he next 600 years. The motion between dots corresponds to 30 years.</p>

age of dust pillars in the Carina Nebula is a composite of 2005 observations taken of the region in hydrogen light (light em

h Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) data taken with filters that isolate hydrogen emission. This higher-resolution


to turn up hundreds more.</p>
acecraft will see when it visits the potato-shaped asteroid.</p> <p>Vesta is somewhat like our Moon, with ancient lava b




most of it blown out of the bigger body by the impact-caused explosion.</p> <p>The asteroid debris, dubbed P/2010 A2,




 by the impact-caused explosion.</p> <p>The asteroid debris, dubbed P/2010 A2, appears to be shrinking in each succes




pes of outgassing jets seen from most &quot;Jupiter Family&quot; comets, of which Hartley 2 is a member.</p> <p>Jets

The galaxy spans about 30,000 light-years, one-third of the size of our Milky Way galaxy. This color image is composed of

to calculate the location and amount of dark matter in the cluster. They superimposed a map of these inferred dark matter
laxy's core. Those regions within about 650 light-years of the center that are not obscured by dust appear bright in near-u




s Hubble view uncovers a pocket of star clusters, the yellowish-orange area at the tip of Hanny's Voorwerp. The star cluste
ts in the background.</p> <p>This Hubble image was taken on April 4, 2010, with the Wide Field Camera 3 infrared dete

y Hubble reflect the galaxy's moniker, the Whirlpool Galaxy, as if they were swirling toward the galaxy's core.</p> <p>To




mes Webb Space Telescope when it is launched.</p>
en by the human eye.</p> <p>The dim object is a compact galaxy of blue stars that existed 480 million years after the B




n the regions in which they were born. NGC 2841 currently has a relatively low star formation rate compared to other spir

one of eight galaxies astronomers studied to measure the universe's expansion rate. In those galaxies, astronomers analy
 stars of The Moth's age are typically flat structures where planets can form. These Hubble images show that some dust dis


was created as a result of a galactic interaction between M81 and neighboring galaxy M82.</p> <p>Of the more than 20,0
bble cannot see the dark matter directly. Astronomers inferred its location by analyzing the effect of so-called weak gravita
behind Abell 901/902 is distorted by intervening matter within the cluster. Researchers used the observed, subtle distortio




structures after subtracting the glare of the central, foreground galaxy.</p>


acute;nchez-Lavega from the Universidad del Pa&iacute;s Vasco in Spain presents its findings about this event in the Janu


ystems remains a puzzle. They may be the end-products of complete merging of galaxies within once-normal groups. Or, t


n the visible-light image taken with ACS [top, right], because its light is stretched to invisible infrared wavelengths by the




OSMOS project, led by Nick Scoville at the California Institute of Technology, used observations from several observatories




tively cool and dense, compared to the rest of the gas in the nebula.</p> <p>Also striking are the numerous, very small
n Chile which suggest the stars are moving around the central core of the cluster at higher than expected velocities.</p>

only one out of one thousand galaxies in the nearby universe in the act of colliding. However, galaxy mergers were much m
acting pair of galaxies is included in Arp's catalog of peculiar galaxies as number 148.</p> <p>This image is part of a lar

 scope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>

g galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.<

on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>

escope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
nniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
ages of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24t
 es of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th


59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary o
mage. Arp 220 glows brightest in infrared light and is an ultra-luminous infrared galaxy. Previous Hubble observations, tak




 d released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>


 e of infrared radiation.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hub

 th April 2008.</p>

bble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and
ging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008




 n the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 es of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th
 r galaxies as Arp 157.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hub

 near tail to the upper right and extended arms to the lower right are likely the remains of an interacting companion and th
asion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
be number 171 in B.E. Markarian's catalog of galaxies with excess ultraviolet emission.</p> <p>This image is part of a lar
 starbursts. Recent observations from the Chandra X-ray Observatory show that both nuclei, as well as a region of hot gas
 art of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasi

 ed in the constellation Bootes, the Herdsman, some 200 million light-years away.</p> <p>This image is part of a large co
more distant, background galaxies is seen in the image. This system has much in common with the famous Antennae galax
 . Arp 81 is the 81st galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 image

axies and is featured in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies as number 182. It is located in the constellation of Pegasus, the Wi
 erging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2
eleased on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
many ultra-luminous infrared galaxies appears to be dominated by energetic starbursts, Markarian 231 has been repeatedly
n light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by

and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 te. Immediately after the explosion, the gamma ray burst glowed as a dim 5th magnitude &quot;star&quot; in the spring
ht time sky, only to be surpassed by the moon. It was visible even during the day for weeks, and remained visible to the n
rsity of Michigan's 0.9- meter Curtis Schmidt telescope at the National Science Foundation's Cerro Tololo Inter-American O

 where solar ultraviolet radiation &mdash; via some unknown chemical reaction &mdash; produces the familiar brick color


Milky Way, and easily visible by Earth viewers.</p> <p>Most of the galaxies that inhabit the central portion of the Coma C




 ottom right] &mdash; A blow up of view of a small region of the Advanced Camera for Surveys field reveals very faint whi


d spot gets ever closer to the GRS in this picture sequence until it is caught up in the anticyclonic spin of the GRS. In the fi




of the closest giant elliptical galaxies and lies at the center of the Perseus cluster of galaxies.</p> <p>The galaxy was pho

were combined with optical wavelengths in the red, green, and blue from Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. In the co
 they are today, in the local universe. The study's results confirm the idea that bars are a sign of galaxies reaching full ma




 go's central hub that contains 31 globular clusters. By contrast, the dwarf galaxy VCC 1993, at bottom, right, has no clust




hole, the resultant energy released produces a fire-hose stream of subatomic particles that are accelerated to velocities nea
 arth. These composite images were made from the advanced camera's full field-of-view observations. Astronomers also us
 um.</p> <p>The optical data of M87 were obtained with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys in visible and infrared fi


 es and valleys of dust, serpent-head &quot;pillars of creation,&quot; and gaseous filaments glowing fiercely under torrent


 m was able to infer the distribution of the total mass &mdash; dark and ordinary matter. Hubble was used to map the dar

 dims that color are crucial to measuring a galaxy's true brightness. By knowing the true brightness, astronomers can calcu

was to showcase some of the most attractive images ever taken by the Hubble telescope, and share them with a wide aud

 formation in each galaxy.</p> <p>In the composite image at the top, NGC 253 is ablaze with the light from thousands o
 blue stars. The image at far right reveals more diffuse groupings of young, blue stars, farther away from the galaxy's cen




nd blue light. Data from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile were used to fill in small gaps in the Hubble

f starlight. It appears nearly on edge to our line of sight. The right-most galaxy, resembling a zero, exhibits a clumpy, blue

 ty. The gas in the cavity has been blown out by the multitude of massive, young stars that already exploded as supernova

 006, and January 2007. This image shows the full region that was imaged by both detectors.</p>
around its parent star every 872 years.</p> <p>The white dot in the center of the image marks the star's location. The re




 the density of stars is about a hundred times greater than the density in the neighborhood of our sun. These stars are so


t of its Southern Hemisphere can be seen in this image.</p> <p>Hubble's view is so sharp that astronomers can see featu


 urveys. The close-up images at bottom follow Ganymede as it ducks behind Jupiter a few minutes later.</p>


ased on the total estimated mass of the system, astronomers suspect there is a third brown dwarf member that has not ye




era (IRAC). The Galactic core is obscured in visible light by intervening dust clouds, but infrared light penetrates the dust.<
 f this image corresponds to 0.025 light-years at the distance of the Galactic core of 26,000 light-years. Hubble reveals det


ng, just millions of years old. Their ages are based on their colors and the presence of strong stellar winds, a signature of y




m of the object contains absorption features that have not yet been identified. This may represent a previously undetected




</p> <p>NGC 2818 is often heralded as one of the Galaxy&rsquo;s few planetary nebulae to be discovered as a member o

 h region shows different aspects of celestial objects and often reveals new objects that could not otherwise be studied.</p
 g around black holes. Such composite images allow astronomers to see how features seen in one wavelength match up wi
he Pinwheel Galaxy. In this Hubble image [middle frame], taken in visible light, the bright blue clumps are regions where n


 of active star formation. These star forming regions are concentrated in M101's spiral arms along with brilliant clusters of
es in the boxes were taken with the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).</p>




s without much gas and dust.</p> <p>In stark contrast, NGC 7174 is a mangled spiral galaxy that appears as though it i

f the universe's mass. Astronomers have deduced the existence of dark matter by observing its gravitational influence on




Unfortunately, Saturn will be too close to the sun to be seen by viewers on Earth at that time. This &quot;ring plane cross
is on the right most limb, its shadow also now off the limb. In the bottom frame, Dione and its shadow are centered above




ils as small as 190 miles (300 km) across on Saturn.</p>




0.3. This corresponds to the brightness of 1 million suns (at the galaxy's distance of 215 million light-years).</p> <p>Cre




tar formation.</p> <p>Two of the three galaxies are forming new stars at a high rate. This is evident in the bright blue k

e planet changed position between the two epochs as it moved along its centuries-long orbit about the star.</p> <p>The


owing material at far right is part of a stream of particles in the jet that speed up and glow in the ultraviolet.</p> <p>The




 a filament &mdash; pouring into a region already full of matter. A collision between the gas in two or more clusters cause

le large spiral galaxy with its own blue star-forming regions.</p> <p>However, the most striking feature of this galaxy tr
 this image depict where astronomers find most of the mass in the clusters. The concentration of mass is determined by a

around its parent star every 872 years.</p> <p>The white dot in the center of the image marks the star's location. The re
 such activity is a fluctuation in brightness over time, an indication that a black hole is feasting on surrounding stars and g
ma-ray bursts. The distances of these bursts range from 2 billion to 10 billion light-years from Earth. Most of the galaxies i
probably shed by the star about 20,000 years before it exploded.</p> <p>Astronomers detected the first bright spot in 19

ereby allowing it to shine as a quasar.</p>
 view is only surpassed by images from spacecraft that have traveled to Jupiter.</p> <p>The dark spot on the disk of Jup

olated events, but sweep across a galaxy.</p> <p>Each of the three starburst galaxies has a different shape. The collecti




the ejected gas shells, causing them to glow.</p> <p>In the specific case of K 4-55, a bright inner ring is surrounded by

>The only other time in history such a feature has been seen on Jupiter was in 1994 during the collision of fragments from




stalled Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope detected pristine gas ejected by the do




on because the cloud has apparently been driven out by an outflow of material from the galaxy.</p> <p>This discharge i




bed a string of gas clouds residing along the light path at different distances. Quasars are the bright cores of active galaxi

structed from its gravitational effects.</p> <p>Ground-based telescopic observations in the mid-1980s of the most prom




define the outer material cast off in the nineteenth century from Eta Carinae. STIS also reveals the interior material being




 atmosphere of Jupiter. The planet is wrapped in bands of yellow, brown, and white clouds. These bands are produced by t
at of a planet when viewed through a small telescope.</p> <p>The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a new camera aboard N

ntents when distinct details not seen at visible wavelengths are uncovered in near-infrared light.</p> <p>The top image,




arp images over a broad range of wavelengths.</p> <p>The photograph showcases the camera's color versatility by reve


 tails containing myriad star clusters, proof of their close encounters. These interactions have sparked a frenzy of star birth

on.</p> <p>Each telescope's contribution is presented in a different color:</p> <p>- Yellow represents the near-infrared

nearby gas and dust. These dusty clouds glow in infrared light and reveal their often dramatic shapes. Some of these cloud


 represents the near-infrared observations of Hubble. Red represents the infrared observations of Spitzer. Blue and violet
core, the bright whitish region at far right. An image of the entire galaxy, taken by the European Southern Observatory's W
ar the galaxy's core, the bright whitish region at far right.</p> <p>WFC3's broad wavelength range, from ultraviolet to ne

een as a dim, 11th-magnitude, spindle-like smudge in a medium-sized amateur telescope. This natural-color photo was ta
he universe, because the light from very distant galaxies is stretched out of the ultraviolet and visible regions of the spectr

ore massive than our Sun. These hefty stars are destined to pop off, like a string of firecrackers, as supernovas in a few mi
 blue diamonds. The green in the nebula is from the glow of oxygen and the red is from fluorescing hydrogen.</p> <p>In




g deep cavities in the surrounding material by unleashing a torrent of ultraviolet light, and hurricane-force stellar winds (st


let, through visible light, and into the near-infrared. Such a detailed multi-color view of the universe has never before bee
efore been assembled in such a combination of color, clarity, accuracy, and depth.</p> <p>Hubble's sharp resolution and




ide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), which collects light from near-infrared wavelengths and therefore looks even deeper into the u




together. Additional observations were done with the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.</p>
 core.</p> <p>Astronomers pieced together the galaxy's star-formation story with the help of Hubble's sharp vision. The g

monoxide frost. This region will be photographed in the highest possible detail when NASA's New Horizons probe flies by Plu




 efreeze in the colder shadowed portion of the planet.</p> <p>The Hubble pictures underscore that Pluto is not simply a b


 k, molasses-colored, carbon-rich residue.</p> <p>Pluto is so small and distant that the task of resolving the surface is a

 rifle bullet (5 kilometers per second). Astronomers have long thought that the asteroid belt is being ground down through




dwarf galaxies. Myriad star clusters have formed in the streamers of debris pulled from the galaxies and at the site of their
colliding dwarf galaxies. Myriad star clusters have formed in the streamers of debris pulled from the galaxies and at the sit

 rth's poles.</p> <p>The 2009 Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys observations have allowed astronomers to monitor t

 rs away in the southern constellation Carina. The image celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch and deployme
 hows how scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from super-hot newborn stars in the nebula ar


ay in the southern constellation Carina. The image marks the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch and deployment into Ear
  has formed near the tip of the jet.</p>
 tar formation, a disk around the proto-star slowly accretes onto the star's surface. Part of the material is ejected along jet
sible. The false colors are assigned to three different infrared wavelength ranges.</p> <p>Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3

hite box. The box shows Hubble's field of view. The image was taken by the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Wide


 n July 23, 2009 and Nov. 3, 2009, show the impact site rapidly disappearing. Jupiter's winds also are spreading the debris




 the center of the galaxy's light distribution, which is offset from the position of the black hole by about 22 light-years.</p>
 o roam the empty depths of intergalactic space.</p> <p>Based on the speed and position of HE 0437-5439, the star wou


dark sooty blast debris would have been ejected and subsequently would have settled down onto the cloud tops.</p> <p>
isphere caused by the suspected explosion of an asteroid plunging into the lower atmosphere on July 19, 2009.</p> <p>




 of a star's life is determined by its mass, so a cluster of a given age will contain stars in various stages of their lives, givin

hese faint details.</p> <p>NGC 4911 and other spirals near the center of the cluster are being transformed by the gravita

 e galaxies. The most massive of these young stars have already sped through their evolution in a few million years and ex




e than 11 million miles per hour (5,000 kilometers per second).</p> <p>Astronomers have concluded that the explosion

e supernova remnant and its progenitor star reside in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small galaxy about 160,000 ligh


 hydrogen light (light emitted by hydrogen atoms) along with 2010 observations taken in oxygen light (light emitted by ox

on. This higher-resolution ACS image was used as a luminosity layer and combined with the multi-filtered CTIO data. The




Moon, with ancient lava beds (the dark patches) and powdery debris, the pulverized remains of impacts (the orange-colore




bris, dubbed P/2010 A2, appears to be shrinking in each successive image because Earth's faster orbit is carrying the plan




 shrinking in each successive image because Earth's faster orbit is carrying the planet away from the object. Between Janu




a member.</p> <p>Jets can be produced when the dust emanates from a few specific icy regions, while most of the surfa

 or image is composed of exposures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), the A

hese inferred dark matter concentrations, tinted blue, on an image of the cluster taken by Hubble's Advanced Camera for S
st appear bright in near-ultraviolet light (shown here in blue). The blue areas indicate a flurry of recent star birth. The stel




Voorwerp. The star clusters are confined to an area that is a few thousand light-years wide. The youngest stars are a coup
d Camera 3 infrared detector. This near-infrared view of galaxies is typical of what is to come with the James Webb Space

alaxy's core.</p> <p>To map the galaxy's dust structure, researchers collected the galaxy's starlight by combining image




0 million years after the Big Bang, only four percent of the universe's current age. It is tiny and considered a building block




e compared to other spirals that are ablaze with emission nebulae.</p> <p>NGC 2841 lies 46 million light-years away in

axies, astronomers analyzed more than 600 Cepheid variables, including 250 in NGC 5584.</p> <p>Cepheid variables pu
s show that some dust disks have some surprising shapes. HD 61005 appears to be plowing through a local patch of highe


<p>Of the more than 20,000 stars that can be resolved in this Hubble image, only about 10 percent are considered to be o
 of so-called weak gravitational lensing, where light from more than 60,000 galaxies behind Abell 901/902 is distorted by
observed, subtle distortion of the galaxies' shapes to reconstruct the dark matter distribution in the supercluster.</p>




out this event in the January 24 issue of the journal Nature.</p> <p>The team monitored the new eruption of cloud activ


 nce-normal groups. Or, they may be very rare objects that formed in a region or period of time where the growth of mode


ared wavelengths by the universe's expansion.</p> <p>Astronomers used Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Obje




 om several observatories including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the XMM-Newton spacecraft




he numerous, very small pink dots, marking relatively dense and small knots of gas, which also lie on diametrically opposi
expected velocities.</p> <p>Among the possible explanations for these speedy stars &mdash; and the one favored by the

axy mergers were much more common long ago when they were closer together, because the expanding universe was sm
his image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released




 ary on 24th April 2008.</p>




s 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>


of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
Hubble observations, taken in the infrared at a wavelength that looks through the dust, have uncovered the cores of the p




galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p




bble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 ersary on 24th April 2008.</p>




8th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
alaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p

racting companion and the tidal plume(s) caused by the collision. NGC 1614 is located about 200 million light-years away

This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and release
ell as a region of hot gas in between them, have been heated by the shock waves driven as gas clouds at high velocities co
nd released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>

mage is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on
e famous Antennae galaxies both in terms of how far the merger has progressed and in our viewing angle.</p> <p>This i
ge collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 1

lation of Pegasus, the Winged Horse, about 400 million light-years away from Earth.</p> <p>This image is part of a large
niversary on 24th April 2008.</p>

231 has been repeatedly identified as an exception and many pieces of evidence point toward an accreting black hole as t
erging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2
;star&quot; in the spring constellation Bootes. Designated GRB 080319B, the intergalactic firework has been fading away e
remained visible to the naked eye for at least two and a half years before fading away.</p> <p>It wasn't until the mid-19
o Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) near La Serena, Chile. CTIO is part of the National Optical Astronomy Observa

es the familiar brick color.</p> <p>Detailed analysis of the visible-light images taken by Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Ca


 ral portion of the Coma Cluster are ellipticals. These featureless &quot;fuzz-balls&quot; are pale goldish brown in color an




eld reveals very faint white dwarfs. The blue circles identify hotter dwarfs that are 4 billion years old. The red circles identi


 spin of the GRS. In the final image the baby spot is deformed and pale in color and has been spun to the right (east) of th




> <p>The galaxy was photographed in July and August 2006 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys in three color filters.<

era for Surveys. In the composite image, the X-ray data contribute to the soft violet shells around the outside of the cente
galaxies reaching full maturity as the &quot;formative years&quot; end. The observations are part of the Cosmic Evolution




ottom, right, has no clusters and resides in Virgo's outskirts.</p> <p>The Hubble study found evidence that globular clus




celerated to velocities near the speed of light.</p> <p>Being in the center of the Virgo cluster of galaxies, M87 may have
ions. Astronomers also used modeling data to fill in a narrow gap between the camera's detectors. The images were taken
s in visible and infrared filters (data courtesy of P. Cote (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics) and E. Baltz (Stanford Univers


 ing fiercely under torrential ultraviolet radiation. The region is on the edge of a dark molecular cloud that is an incubator fo


 was used to map the dark matter (colored in blue) using a technique known as gravitational lensing. The Chandra data en

ss, astronomers can calculate the galaxy's distance from Earth.</p> <p>Astronomers calculated that the background gala

are them with a wide audience. The Heritage team continues to create aesthetic images that present the universe from an

he light from thousands of young, blue stars. The spiral galaxy is undergoing intense star formation. The image demonstra
way from the galaxy's center, along with faint shells of hot gas.</p> <p>NGC 300 is part of a detailed survey called the AC




small gaps in the Hubble image of NGC 253.</p>

o, exhibits a clumpy, blue ring of intense star formation.</p> <p>The blue ring was most probably formed after the galax

dy exploded as supernovae. These explosions also triggered a violent flow of gas and particles that is sculpting giant gaseo


 the star's location. The region around Fomalhaut's location is black because astronomers used the Advanced Camera's cor




r sun. These stars are so crowded that they can, at times, slam into each other and even form a new star, called a &quot;b


astronomers can see features on Ganymede's surface, most notably the white impact crater, Tros, and its system of rays, b


s later.</p>


f member that has not yet been resolved.</p>




ght penetrates the dust.</p> <p>The spatial resolution of the NICMOS image corresponds to 0.025 light-years at the dist
years. Hubble reveals details in objects as small as 20 times the size of our own solar system.</p> <p>The new NICMOS


 ar winds, a signature of youthful stars.</p> <p>Depending on their distance from Earth, the bullet-nosed bow shocks cou




 a previously undetected class of transient phenomenon in the universe.</p>




 iscovered as a member of an open star cluster. The other celebrated case is the planetary nebula NGC 2438 in the open st

 otherwise be studied.</p> <p>This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 is a composite of views from Spitzer, Hubble,
 wavelength match up with those seen in another wavelength. It's like seeing with a camera, night vision goggles, and X-r
umps are regions where new stars have formed. The yellowish core consists mainly of old stars. The dark brown dust lanes


 with brilliant clusters of hot, newborn stars. The softer, less-bright areas near the core and between the arms consist mai




 at appears as though it is being ripped apart by its close neighbors. The galaxies are experiencing a strong gravitational in

 ravitational influence on normal matter, consisting of stars, gas, and dust.</p> <p>Observations by Hubble's Advanced C




 is &quot;ring plane crossing&quot; occurs every 14-15 years. In 1995-96 Hubble witnessed the ring plane crossing event,
 adow are centered above Enceladus and its shadow. Titan is now off the right limb. This picture sequence was taken with




ght-years).</p> <p>Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)</p> <p>[Bottom Cente




ident in the bright blue knots of star formation that are strung along the arms of the galaxy on the right and along the sm

ut the star.</p> <p>The planet is estimated to be at least seven times the mass of Jupiter and about the same diameter.


 ultraviolet.</p> <p>The Hubble images, obtained from the Hubble archive, show the jet growing brighter over a seven-y




wo or more clusters causes the hot gas to slow down. However, the massive and compact galaxies do not slow down as mu

g feature of this galaxy troupe is the impressive blue stream of material extending from the northern component. This &qu
 mass is determined by analyzing the effect of so-called gravitational lensing, where light from the distant objects is distor

the star's location. The region around Fomalhaut's location is black because astronomers used the Advanced Camera's cor
  surrounding stars and gas. The flickering light does not come from the black hole itself but from the area immediately su
rth. Most of the galaxies in these images are misshapen, irregular galaxies. The only exception is the spiral galaxy in the m
 the first bright spot in 1997, but now they see dozens of spots around the ring. Only Hubble can see the individual bright


rk spot on the disk of Jupiter is the shadow of the inner moon lo. This volcanic moon appears as an orange and yellow disk

ferent shape. The collection of stars in NGC 4163 is more spherical, with a higher concentration of stars forming in the cen




ner ring is surrounded by a bipolar structure. The entire system is then surrounded by a faint red halo, seen in the emissio

ollision of fragments from comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. The spot looks strikingly similar to comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's impac




ine gas ejected by the doomed star that has not yet mixed with the gas in the interstellar medium. The supernova remnan




/p> <p>This discharge is being powered by a huge disk of matter encircling the supermassive black hole, which is 40 mill




ght cores of active galaxies and are powered by supermassive black holes. Thousands of quasars have been observed, all a

-1980s of the most prominent arc (near the right-hand side of the picture) allowed astronomers to deduce that the arc wa




he interior material being carried away by the ongoing wind from Eta Car A, the primary star. The amount of mass being c




 bands are produced by the atmosphere flowing in different directions at various latitudes. When these opposing flows inte
 , a new camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, snapped this image of the planetary nebula, catalogued as NGC 6

</p> <p>The top image, taken in visible light, shows the tip of the 3-light-year-long pillar, bathed in the glow of light from




s color versatility by revealing a variety of stars in key stages of their life cycles.</p> <p>The majority of the stars in the


rked a frenzy of star birth in the central pair of galaxies. This drama is being played out against a rich backdrop of faraway

resents the near-infrared observations of Hubble. These observations outline the energetic regions where stars are being b

apes. Some of these clouds harbor stellar nurseries that are forming new generations of stars. Like the downtown of a large


 Spitzer. Blue and violet represent the X-ray observations of Chandra.</p> <p>[Bottom Left Frame] &mdash; Spitzer's in
 Southern Observatory's Wide Field Imager on the ESO/MPG 2.2-meter telescope at La Silla, Chile, is shown at left. The wh
nge, from ultraviolet to near-infrared, reveals stars at different stages of evolution, allowing astronomers to dissect the gal

atural-color photo was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys on January 15, 2006.</p>
ible regions of the spectrum into near-infrared wavelengths by the expansion of the universe.</p> <p>This image was ta

s supernovas in a few million years.</p> <p>The image, taken in ultraviolet, visible, and red light by Hubble's Wide Field
g hydrogen.</p> <p>In the image at right, taken at infrared wavelengths, Hubble sees through the dusty nebula, reveali




ane-force stellar winds (streams of charged particles), which are etching away the enveloping hydrogen gas cloud in which


 rse has never before been assembled in such a combination of color, clarity, accuracy, and depth.</p> <p>Hubble's shar
ble's sharp resolution and new color versatility, produced by combining data from the two cameras, are allowing astronome




 ks even deeper into the universe. The light from very distant galaxies is stretched out of the ultraviolet and visible regions
bble's sharp vision. The galaxy's relatively close distance to Earth allowed Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) to

Horizons probe flies by Pluto in 2015.</p> <p>The Hubble images are a few pixels wide. But through a technique called d




 at Pluto is not simply a ball of ice and rock but a dynamic world that undergoes dramatic atmospheric changes. These atm


resolving the surface is as challenging as trying to see the markings on a soccer ball 40 miles away. The Hubble raw image

 ng ground down through collisions, but such a smashup has never before been seen.</p> <p>The filaments are made of




es and at the site of their head-on collision. The cigar-shaped object above the galaxy duo is another member of the group
he galaxies and at the site of their head-on collision. The cigar-shaped object above the galaxy duo is another member of

astronomers to monitor the behavior of Saturn's poles in the same shot over a sustained period of time and to analyze the

e's launch and deployment into an orbit around Earth.</p> <p>Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged p
orn stars in the nebula are shaping and compressing the pillar, causing new stars to form within it. Infant stars buried insi


 and deployment into Earth orbit.</p> <p>Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from hot new

terial is ejected along jets perpendicular to the accretion disk. The jets have speeds of several hundreds of miles per secon
e's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar in February and March 2010.</p>

bservatory's (ESO) Wide Field Imager at the 2.2-meter telescope on La Silla, Chile.</p> <p>The young star, only 1 millio


 are spreading the debris into intricate swirls.</p> <p>To determine the nature of the culprit that smacked Jupiter, astro




about 22 light-years.</p> <p>For more information, contact:</p> <p>Karen Rhine<br /> Florida Institute of Technology
0437-5439, the star would need 100 million years to have journeyed from the Milky Way's core. Yet its mass &mdash; nin


the cloud tops.</p> <p>Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley saw the flash at 4:31 p.m. (EDT) on June 3. He
 July 19, 2009.</p> <p>Right <br /> A Hubble picture from June 7, 2010, reveals a slightly higher altitude layer of white




 stages of their lives, giving an opportunity for detailed analyses of stellar life cycles. NGC 3603 also contains some of the m

 ansformed by the gravitational tug of their neighbors. In the case of NGC 4911, wispy arcs of the galaxy's outer spiral arm

a few million years and exploded as supernovas.</p> <p>The X-ray image from Chandra shows huge clouds of hot, inters




 luded that the explosion was one of an especially energetic and bright variety of supernovae. Known as Type Ia, such supe

galaxy about 160,000 light-years from Earth. The bubble-shaped shroud of gas is 23 light-years across and is expanding a


 light (light emitted by oxygen atoms), both times with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The immense Carina Nebu

 i-filtered CTIO data. The white box outline indicates the Carina Nebula dust pillars. Image courtesy of NASA, ESA, N. Smit




mpacts (the orange-colored areas). The flattened area on one end of Vesta, visible in the top row of images, is a giant impa




 orbit is carrying the planet away from the object. Between January and May, Earth rotated more than 100 million miles aw




 the object. Between January and May, Earth rotated more than 100 million miles away from the debris field. During the o




s, while most of the surface is covered with relatively inert, meteoritic-like material. In stark contrast, the activity from Ha

Camera 2 (WFPC2), the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). The observations were

 's Advanced Camera for Surveys. If the cluster's gravity came only from the visible galaxies, the lensing distortions would
ecent star birth. The stellar breeding ground is about 1,300 light-years across. The stars in this area are less than a billion




oungest stars are a couple of million years old. The Voorwerp is the size of our Milky Way galaxy, and its bright green colo
h the James Webb Space Telescope, whose prime purpose will be to image the universe in infrared wavelengths with high

light by combining images taken in visible and near-infrared light. The visible-light image captured only some of the light;




onsidered a building block of today's giant galaxies. Over one hundred such mini-galaxies would be needed to make up our




illion light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This image was taken in 2010 through four diffe

<p>Cepheid variables pulsate at a rate matched closely by their intrinsic brightness, making them ideal for measuring dis
gh a local patch of higher-density gas in the interstellar medium, causing material in the HD 61005's disk to be swept beh


 nt are considered to be old stars with ages of billions of years. The rest are thought to be young stars with ages of only 10
 901/902 is distorted by intervening matter within the cluster. Researchers used the observed, subtle distortion of the gala
he supercluster.</p>




w eruption of cloud activity and its evolution with an unprecedented resolution using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the


here the growth of moderate-sized galaxies was somehow suppressed, and only one large galaxy formed.</p> <p>Ellipti


d Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope with its Infrared Array Camera (I




e XMM-Newton spacecraft, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the Subaru Telescope, and the




e on diametrically opposite sides of the star. These features appear to represent the ejection of gas from the star along a s
nd the one favored by their study &mdash; is that an intermediate-mass black hole of approximately 40,000 solar masses

panding universe was smaller. Astronomers study how gravity choreographs their motions in the game of celestial bumper
 e Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
covered the cores of the parent galaxies 1,200 light-years apart. Observations with NASA s Chandra X-ray Observat




y on 24th April 2008.</p>




y on 24th April 2008.</p>

 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Eridanus, the River.</p> <p>This image is part of a lar

ce Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
 ouds at high velocities collide.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by


lescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
ng angle.</p> <p>This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Te
d on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.</p>

is image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released o


n accreting black hole as the major power source behind the enormous infrared luminosity. Although the primary power so
 niversary on 24th April 2008.</p>
k has been fading away ever since then. Hubble astronomers had hoped to see the host galaxy where the burst presumab
It wasn't until the mid-1960s that radio astronomers first detected a nearly circular ring of material at the recorded positio
tical Astronomy Observatory, which has its headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. H-alpha, continuum-subtracted data were provid

s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on May 9 and 10, and near-infrared adaptive optics images taken by the W.M. Keck teles


goldish brown in color and contain populations of old stars. Both dwarf, as well as giant ellipticals, are found in abundance




old. The red circles identify cooler dwarfs that are 6 billion years old.</p>


n to the right (east) of the GRS. (Amateur astronomers' observations confirm that this is the baby spot that migrated arou




eys in three color filters.</p>

 the outside of the center. The pinkish lobes toward the center of the galaxy are from radio frequencies. The radio emissio
t of the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS).</p> <p>COSMOS covers an area of sky nine times larger than the full Moon




idence that globular clusters are more likely to form in dense areas, where star birth occurs at a rapid rate, instead of u




 galaxies, M87 may have accumulated some of its globular clusters by gravitationally pulling them from nearby dwarf gala
 . The images were taken from December 2002 to December 2003.</p>
E. Baltz (Stanford University)). Wide-field optical data of the center of the Virgo Cluster were also provided


oud that is an incubator for the birth of new stars.</p> <p>The high-energy radiation blazing out from clusters of hot you


ing. The Chandra data enabled the astronomers to accurately map the position of the ordinary matter, mostly in the form

that the background galaxy is 780 million light-years away. They have not as yet calculated the distance between the two

ent the universe from an artistic perspective.</p> <p>This month's three-dimensional-looking Hubble image shows the ed

on. The image demonstrates the sharp &quot;eye&quot; of the Advanced Camera, which resolved individual stars. The dar
ailed survey called the ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury program (ANGST). In this census Hubble observed roughly 14




bly formed after the galaxy on the left passed through the galaxy on the right. Just as a pebble thrown into a pond creates

t is sculpting giant gaseous structures. The sculpted structure at lower right is about 3,700 light-years long.</p> <p>Hug


e Advanced Camera's coronagraph to block out the star's bright glare so that the dim planet could be seen. Fomalhaut b is




new star, called a &quot;blue straggler.&quot;</p> <p>The brightest reddish stars in the cluster are ancient red giants.


 and its system of rays, bright streaks of material blasted from the crater. Tros and its ray system are roughly the width o




25 light-years at the distance of the Galactic core of 26,000 light-years. Hubble reveals details in objects as small as 20 ti
> <p>The new NICMOS data show the glow from ionized hydrogen gas as well as a multitude of stars. NICMOS shows a la


let-nosed bow shocks could be 100 billion to a trillion miles wide (the equivalent of 17 to 170 solar system diameters, mea




 NGC 2438 in the open star cluster designated Messier 46. Recent investigations, however, suggest that both cases merely

ws from Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra.</p> <p>&bull; The red color shows Spitzer's view in infrared light. It highlights th
ht vision goggles, and X-ray vision all at once.</p>
 he dark brown dust lanes are colder and denser regions where interstellar clouds may collapse to form new stars. All of t


een the arms consist mainly of old stars. The dark dust lanes, also visible in the image, are colder and denser regions wh




g a strong gravitational interaction, and as a result, a significant number of stars have been ripped away from their home

s by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys spotted 29 dwarf elliptical galaxies in the Perseus Cluster, located 250 million




ing plane crossing event, as well as many moon transits, and even helped discover several new moons of Saturn.</p> <p
 equence was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on February 24, 2009, when Saturn was at a distance of




</p> <p>[Bottom Center] This is a near-infrared-light photo of the supernova explosion taken on Nov. 11, 2005, with the




he right and along the small galaxy on the left.</p> <p>The largest component is located in the middle of the three. It ap

bout the same diameter. It is located 6.3 billion miles from its parent star.</p>


g brighter over a seven-year period, eventually outshining even the luminous core of M87. The ACS image taken on May 9




 do not slow down as much as the gas does, and so move ahead of it. Therefore, the speed and direction of each cluster's

ern component. This &quot;fountain&quot; contains complexes of super star clusters, each one of which may contain doze
e distant objects is distorted by intervening matter. Most of the matter in the clusters (blue) is clearly separate from the n

e Advanced Camera's coronagraph to block out the star's bright glare so that the dim planet could be seen. Fomalhaut b is
 the area immediately surrounding the black hole. Astronomers did not see brightness fluctuations in any of the tadpole ga
 the spiral galaxy in the middle image on the top row. In this image, the bright round objects above, below, and to the righ
see the individual bright spots. In the next few years, the entire ring will be ablaze as it absorbs the full force of the crash


an orange and yellow disk just to the upper right of the shadow. Though lo is approximately the size of Earth's Moon (but 2

f stars forming in the center. By contrast, the grouping of stars in NGC 4068 is more elongated and has fewer new stars th




halo, seen in the emission by nitrogen gas. This multi-shell structure is fairly uncommon in planetary nebulae.</p> <p>T

hoemaker-Levy 9's impact features. The details seen in the Hubble view shows lumpiness in the debris plume caused by tu




m. The supernova remnant, called N132D, resides in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy of the Milky Wa




ack hole, which is 40 million times more massive than our Sun. The disk is driving the material out of the galaxy through




 have been observed, all at extreme distances from our Milky Way galaxy. The most luminous quasars radiate at a rate equ

 o deduce that the arc was not a structure of some kind within the cluster, but the gravitationally lensed image of an objec




 amount of mass being carried away by the wind is the equivalent of one sun every thousand years.</p> <p>While this &




 these opposing flows interact, turbulence appears.</p> <p>Such data complement the images taken from other telescop
 ula, catalogued as NGC 6302, but more popularly called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula. WFC3 was installed by NA

d in the glow of light from hot, massive stars off the top of the image. Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of char




ajority of the stars in the image are yellow-white, like our Sun. These are adult stars that are shining by hydrogen fusion.


a rich backdrop of faraway galaxies.</p> <p>The image, taken in visible and near-infrared light, showcases WFC3's broad

 s where stars are being born as well as reveal hundreds of thousands of stars.</p> <p>- Red represents the infrared obs

e the downtown of a large city, the center of our galaxy is a crowded, active, and vibrant place.</p> <p>[Middle Frame] &


me] &mdash; Spitzer's infrared-light observations provide a detailed and spectacular view of the galactic center region. Th
, is shown at left. The white box outlines Hubble's view.</p> <p>WFC3's broad wavelength range, from ultraviolet to nea
nomers to dissect the galaxy's star-formation history.</p> <p>The image reveals in unprecedented detail the current rap

 January 15, 2006.</p> <p>For additional information, contact:</p> <p>Colleen Sharkey<br /> Hubble/ESA, Garching,
> <p>This image was taken by the HUDF09 team, which was awarded the time for the observation and made it available

ht by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, spans about 100 light-years. The nebula is close enough to Earth that Hubble can res
the dusty nebula, revealing many stars that cannot be seen in the visible-light view. The large bright star just above th




rogen gas cloud in which the stars were born. The image reveals a fantasy landscape of pillars, ridges, and valleys, as wel


.</p> <p>Hubble's sharp resolution and new color versatility, produced by combining data from the two cameras, are allo
s, are allowing astronomers to sort out the various stages of galaxy formation. These three views reveal galaxy shapes tha




aviolet and visible regions of the spectrum into near-infrared wavelengths by the expansion of the universe.</p> <p>Hub
mera for Surveys (ACS) to resolve hundreds of thousands of individual stars. What look like grains of sand in the image are

ugh a technique called dithering, multiple, slightly offset pictures can be combined through computer-image processing to




heric changes. These atmospheric changes are driven by seasonal changes that are as much propelled by the planet's 248


ay. The Hubble raw images are a few pixels wide. But through a technique called dithering, multiple, slightly offset pictures

he filaments are made of dust and gravel, presumably recently thrown out of the 460-foot-diameter nucleus. Some of the




ther member of the group. A bridge of star clusters connects the trio. A long rope of bright star clusters points to the f
uo is another member of the group. A bridge of star clusters connects the trio. A long rope of bright star clusters points t

f time and to analyze the planet's northern and southern lights simultaneously. The northern auroral oval appears to be sl

ds (streams of charged particles) from super-hot newborn stars in the nebula are shaping and compressing the pillar, caus
t. Infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks. Streamers of hot ionized


ed particles) from hot newborn stars in the nebula are shaping and compressing the pillar, causing new stars to form within

ndreds of miles per second. As these jets plow into the surround nebula, they create small, glowing patches of neb


 young star, only 1 million to 2 million years old, may have traveled about 375 light-years from its suspected home in R13


at smacked Jupiter, astronomers compared the Hubble images of the 2009 impact site with Hubble photographs of the Com




da Institute of Technology Office of Communications<br /> 321-674-8964<br /> krhine@fit.edu</p> <p>Daniel Batcheld
Yet its mass &mdash; nine times that of our Sun &mdash; and blue color mean that it should have burned out after only 2


.m. (EDT) on June 3. He was watching a live video feed of Jupiter from his telescope. In the Philippines, amateur astronom
er altitude layer of white ammonia ice crystal clouds that appears to obscure the deeper, darker belt clouds of the SEB. Th




so contains some of the most massive stars known. These huge stars live fast and die young, burning throug

 galaxy's outer spiral arms are being pulled and distorted by forces from a companion galaxy (NGC 4911A), to the upper r

huge clouds of hot, interstellar gas that have been injected with rich deposits of elements from supernova explosions. This




wn as Type Ia, such supernova events are thought to result from a white dwarf star in a binary system that robs its partne

cross and is expanding at more than 11 million miles per hour (5,000 kilometers per second).</p> <p>Data from Hubble


he immense Carina Nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina.</p> <p>For add

sy of NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).</p> <p>[BO




of images, is a giant impact crater formed by a collision billions of years ago. The crater is 285 miles (460 kilometers) acro




than 100 million miles away from the debris field. The object was 102 million miles from Earth when Hubble first observed




debris field. During the observations, the X pattern remained intact.</p> <p>P/2010 A2 was found cruising around the as




rast, the activity from Hartley 2's nucleus appears to be more uniformly distributed over its entire surface, perhaps indicati

3). The observations were taken between March 2000 and August 2009. The rich color range comes from the fact that the

ensing distortions would be much weaker. The map reveals that the densest concentration of dark matter is in the cluster'
rea are less than a billion years old. By comparison, most of the stars in the galaxy are about 10 billion years old.




 and its bright green color is from glowing oxygen.</p> <p>Hubble also shows that gas flowing from IC 2497 may have i
d wavelengths with high resolution.</p>

ed only some of the light; the rest was obscured by dust. The near-infrared view, however, revealed more starlight bec




e needed to make up our Milky Way galaxy.</p> <p>Follow-up spectroscopic observations with the planned James Webb




in 2010 through four different filters on Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. Wavelengths range from ultraviolet light through v

m ideal for measuring distances to relatively nearby galaxies. Type Ia supernovae flare with the same brightness and are b
05's disk to be swept behind the star.</p> <p>HD 61005


stars with ages of only 10 t
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Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) &mdash; wit




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moons of Saturn.</p> <p>The banded s
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n Nov. 11, 2005, with the Keck telescope,




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CS image taken on May 9, 2005, reveal




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nd has fewer new stars than the




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ebris plume caused by turbulence in Jupiter's




on galaxy of the Milky Way located 170,000 light-ye




ut of the galaxy through powerful winds, pr




asars radiate at a rate equivalent to a

lensed image of an object




ars.</p> <p>While this &quot;mass loss&quo




 aken from other telescopes and spacec
WFC3 was installed by NASA astronauts in May

st winds (streams of charged part




ning by hydrogen fusion. Toward the en


showcases WFC3's broad wavelength rang

presents the infrared observations of Sp

/p> <p>[Middle Frame] &mdash; Alt


galactic center region. The swirling co
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Earth that Hubble can reso
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ple, slightly offset pictures

 er nucleus. Some of the filaments are




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oral oval appears to be slightly smaller and

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g new stars to form within i

ng patches of neb


ts suspected home in R136, the bright star clust


 e photographs of the Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 (SL9)




</p> <p>Daniel Batcheldor<br /> Florida
 e burned out after only 20 million years &


 pines, amateur astronomer Chris
belt clouds of the SEB. The team predicts that




ning throug

GC 4911A), to the upper right. The r

 pernova explosions. This enriched gas, wh




ystem that robs its partner of

p> <p>Data from Hubble's Advanced Camera for Sur


Carina.</p> <p>For additional inform

 ScI/AURA).</p> <p>[BOTTOM RIGHT] This is a photo of




les (460 kilometers) across, which is




hen Hubble first observed it in January




 nd cruising around the asteroid belt, a rese




 surface, perhaps indicating a relatively &quo

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billion years old.




from IC 2497 may have instigated th


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the planned James Webb Space




ltraviolet light through visible

ame brightness and are brilliant enough

				
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