Pictured here is part of the captivating galaxy NGC 2525. Located nearly 70 million light-years from Earth, this galaxy is part of the constellation of Puppis in the southern hemisphere. Together with the Carina and the Vela constellations, it makes up an image of the Argo from ancient greek mythology. […]

This magnificent galaxy, NGC 2835, resides near the head of the southern constellation of Hydra, the water snake. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee, and the PHANGS-HST Team. Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla) The twisting patterns created by the multiple spiral arms of NGC 2835 create the illusion of an eye. […]

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the massive galaxy cluster MACS J1206. Embedded within the cluster are the distorted images of distant background galaxies, seen as arcs and smeared features. These distortions are caused by the amount of dark matter in the cluster, whose gravity bends and magnifies the light […]