The data used in this image were taken with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys in September 2015.Credits: NASA, ESA, STScI, K. Sandstrom (University of California, San Diego), and the SMIDGE team NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured two festive-looking nebulas, situated...
Cosmic ‘Winter’ Wonderland

Cosmic ‘Winter’ Wonderland

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al; Optical: UKIRT; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech Although there are no seasons in space, this cosmic vista invokes thoughts of a frosty winter landscape. It is, in fact, a region called NGC 6357 where radiation from hot, young...
IC 5201 sits over 40 million light-years away from us. As with two thirds of all the spirals we see in the universe -- including the Milky Way, the galaxy has a bar of stars slicing through its center....
Image credit: ESA/NASA NGC 1222, seen in this image taken with the Wide Field Camera 3 on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is a galaxy with a rather eventful story to tell. NGC 1222 has been described as a peculiar example of a...
NGC 299 is an open star cluster located within the Small Magellanic Cloud just under 200,000 light-years away. Open clusters such as this are collections of stars weakly bound by the shackles of gravity, all of which formed from...
Hubble pictures planetary nebula with spiral arms

Nebula with spiral arms

Hubble pictures planetary nebula with spiral arms.Credit:ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: Serge Meunier The two spiral arms winding towards the bright centre might deceive you into thinking you are looking at a galaxy a bit like our Milky Way. But the...
This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called "Murray Buttes" on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by any...
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is nestled within a natural basin in China's remote and mountainous southwestern Guizhou province. Nicknamed Tianyan, or the Eye of Heaven, the new radio telescope is seen in this photograph taken near the...
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, also called Pandora's Cluster, was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The gravity of this galaxy cluster is strong enough that it acts as a lens to magnify images of more...
This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around...
A lone source shines out brightly from the dark expanse of deep space, glowing softly against a picturesque backdrop of distant stars and colorful galaxies. Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), this scene shows...