Hubble Space Telescope image of spiral galaxy NGC 5037, which is found in the constellation of Virgo. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario, Acknowledgement: L. Shatz This image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 5037, which is found in the constellation of Virgo and was first documented by William Herschel in […]

Hubble Space Telescope observation of galaxy cluster Abell 3827. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Massey This detailed image features Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster that offers a wealth of exciting possibilities for study. It was observed by Hubble in order to study dark matter, which is one of the greatest puzzles […]

This illustration of the newly forming exoplanet PDS 70b shows how material may be falling onto the giant world as it builds up mass. By employing Hubble’s ultraviolet light (UV) sensitivity, researchers got a unique look at radiation from extremely hot gas falling onto the planet, allowing them to directly […]

In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the launching of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers aimed the renowned observatory at a brilliant “celebrity star,” one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, surrounded by a glowing halo of gas and dust. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI Petulant Star Ejects Spectacular […]

These four images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope reveal the chaotic birth of stars in the Orion complex, the nearest major star-forming region to Earth. The protostars were photographed in near-infrared light by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3. The images were taken November 14, 2009, and January 25, February […]

Artist’s rendition of our Milky Way galaxy colliding with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. Credit: NASA; ESA; A. Feild and R. van der Marel, STScI Sometime in the far distant future, about 4 billion years from now, our Milky Waygalaxy will collide with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as illustrated in this artist’s […]

Planetary nebula Abell 78 captured by the Hubble Space Telescopes’s Wide Field Camera 3 and PANSTARSS. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Guerrero, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt Located around 5000 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus (The Swan), Abell 78 is an unusual type of planetary nebula. After exhausting the nuclear […]

This is the compass image for VY Canis Majoris, showing the orientation and filters used. Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Humphreys (University of Minnesota), and J. Olmsted (STScI) The red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris is enshrouded in huge clouds of dust Stars come in an extraordinary range of sizes. One […]