A Glorious Frontier: Spectacular Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery

Carina Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)
 

CTIO Image of Carina Nebula

Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 ~ Credit: NASA/N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF
 

Carina Nebula Detail

Carina Nebula ~ Credit for Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Credit for CTIO Image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF
 

Hubble Captures Spectacular "Landscape" in the Carina Nebula

Carina Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)
 

Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks

Supernova remnant from SN 1006 ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI); Science Credit, Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF GBT+VLA 1.4 GHz mosaic (Dyer, Maddalena and Cornwell, NRAO); X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G. Cassam-Chenai and J. Hughes et al., and Optical: F.Winkler/Middlebury College and NOAO/AURA/NSF; and DSS
 

Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks

Starburst cluster in the Carina Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), F. Paresce (National Institute for Astrophysics, Bologna, Italy), E. Young (Universities Space Research Association/Ames Research Center), the WFC3 Science Oversight Committee, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
 

ESO 2.2-m WFI Image of the Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula ~ Credit: NASA/ESO, J. Alves (Calar Alto, Spain), and B. Vandame and Y. Beletski (ESO)
 

NASA's Hubble Universe in 3-D

Vast canyon of dust and gas in the Orion Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (STScI/AURA)
 

Winds of Change

NGC 1068, one of the nearest and brightest galaxies contains a rapidly growing supermassive black hole. Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/ MIT/C.Canizares, D.Evans et al), Optical (NASA/STScI), Radio (NSF/ NRAO/VLA)
 

Jupiter's Red Spot

Jupiter’s New Red Spot ~ Credit: M. Wong and I. de Pater (University of California, Berkeley)
 

Jupiter, the LARGEST planet

Jupiter, the largest planet ~ Credit: NASA, ESA
 

Hubble Catches Jupiter's Largest Moon Going to the 'Dark Side'

Jupiter and its largest moon ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
 

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Carina Nebula Details: The Caterpillar ~ Credit for Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Credit for CTIO Image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF
 

Cat's Eye Nebula

Cat’s Eye Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain) and Z. Tsvetanov (NASA)
 

Cassiopeia A supernova

Cassiopeia, A supernova ~ Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration, CXC/SAO/JPL-Caltech/Steward/O. Krause et al., and NRAO/AUI
 

Dying Star Shrouded by a Blanket of Hailstones Forms the Bug Nebula

The Bug Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, ESA and A.Zijlstra (UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom)
 

Light Echo

“Light Echo” Illuminates Dust Around Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon). Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
 

Incredible new Hubble pix: Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

Barred Spiral Galaxy, NGC 6217 ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
 

Hubble's New Eyes: 
Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302

Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
 

A Galactic Spectacle

The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are colliding. Credit: NASA, ESA, SAO, CXC, JPL-Caltech, and STScI
 

Hubble Sees Pinwheel of Star Birth

Spiral galaxy NGC 3982 is located about 68 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: A. Riess (STScI)
 

The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy, spiral galaxy M51 ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Regan and B. Whitmore (STScI), and R. Chandar (University of Toledo)
 

The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy, spiral galaxy M51 ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
 

NASA's Hubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary with "Rose" of Galaxies

Pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
 

Hubble Solves Mystery on Source of Supernova in Nearby Galaxy

A kind of supernova called a Type Ia created a remnant named SNR 0509-67.5, which lies 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy. Credit: NASA, ESA, CXC, SAO, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and J. Hughes (Rutgers University)
 

Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)
 

Hubble Snaps Heavyweight of the Leo Triplet

Heavyweight of the Leo Triplet ~ Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin and Robert Gendler
 

Hubble Captures Bubbles And Baby Stars

Bubbles And Baby Stars ~ Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)
 

Hubble Snaps Sharp Image Of Cosmic Concoction

Star-forming region NGC 2467 is a vast cloud of gas, mostly hydrogen, that serves as an incubator for new stars. Credit: NASA, ESA and Orsola De Marco (Macquarie University)
 

Hubble Sees 'Island Universe' in the Coma Cluster

Galaxy NGC 4911 in the Coma Cluster, a collection of almost 1,000 galaxies. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
 

New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Trace Shock Wave

Supernova 1987A Trace Shock Wave ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, K. France (University of Colorado, Boulder), and P. Challis and R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
 

Hubble reveals heart of Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon Nebula ~ Credit: NASA, ESA
 

NASA's Hubble Sees A Majestic Disk of Stars

Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 lies 46 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration; Acknowledgment: M. Crockett and S. Kaviraj (Oxford University, UK), R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), B. Whitmore (STScI), and the WFC3 Scientific Oversight Committee
 

Hubble Supernova Bubble Resembles Holiday Ornament

This bubble of gas, called SNR 0509-67.5, is the remnant of a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy about 160,000 light-years from Earth. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: J. Hughes (Rutgers University)
 

A Star-Formation Laboratory

The dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 is ablaze with young stars and gas clouds. It is located about 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
 

Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars

Time-lapse picture of supersonic jets of gas from newly formed stars ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Hartigan (Rice University)
 

Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel

The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, looks like a celestial snow angel. Twin lobes of super-hot gas, the “wings” in this image, stretch outward from the central star. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
 

Preview of a Forthcoming Supernova

Eta Carinae, a binary star system, and the Homunculus Nebula ~ Credit: ESA/NASA

 

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute conducts Hubble science operations. For more information about any image, please click on it. Live long and prosper. ~ Laura

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