Planetary nebula ESO 455-10 captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Stanghellini The lives of planetary nebulae are often chaotic, from the death of their parent star to the scattering of its contents far out into space. Captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, ESO 455-10 is one such […]

Galaxy NGC 4535, a barred spiral galaxy located some 54 million light years from Earth in the constellation Virgo, as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, […]

The XMM-Newton X-ray telescope reveals a new type of star in X-ray light. Credit: ESA/XMM-Newton, L. Oskinova/University Potsdam, Germany This image shows a new type of star that has never been seen before in X-ray light. This strange star formed after two white dwarfs – remnants of stars like our […]

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, G. Folatelli First discovered in 1798 by German-English astronomer William Hershel, NGC 613 is a galaxy that lies in the southern constellation of Sculptor  67 million light-years away. Featured here in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 613 is a lovely example of a […]

This video shows the drastic changes to the planetary nebula Hen 3-1357, nicknamed the Stingray nebula, over two decades as captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The nebula is first seen as it was in 1996, with filaments and tendrils of gas glowing bright blue at its center. The wavy […]

This bright bar of light captured by the Hubble Space Telescope is the magnificent central bar of NGC 2217, a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Canis Major. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Dalcanton, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla) The magnificent central bar of NGC 2217 (also known as […]