25 Of The Hubble Space Telescope's Most Stunning Images
Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific und...
Hubble Finds a Star Eating a Planet
NASA image release May 20, 2010 Artist's concept of the exoplanet WASP-12b. The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world. The doomed planet is being eaten by its parent star, according to observations made by a new instrument on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). The planet may only have another 10 million years left before it is completely devoured. The planet, called WASP-12b, is so close to its sunlike star that…
News - Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Unveiling the Universe
Star-forming region Westerlund 2 captured by Hubble for the 25th anniversary of the Hubble's launch on April 24, 1990. Located 20,000 light-yrs away, strong winds and radiation from have sculpted the region's gas and dust, into pillars that point back to the central cluster. Red dots surrounding the bright stars are the cluster's faint newborn stars, still in their natal gas and dust cocoons. Many of the bright blue stars are not part of the cluster, instead lie in the foreground field of…
Astronomers have found a spiral galaxy that may be spinning to the beat of a different cosmic drummer. To the surprise of astronomers, the galaxy, called NGC 4622, appears to be rotating in the opposite direction to what they expected. Pictures by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope helped astronomers determine that the galaxy may be spinning clockwise by showing which side of the galaxy is closer to Earth.
Hubble Takes New Iconic Shot of The 'Pillars of Creation'
Two decades after the Hubble space telescope released an awe-inspiring image of the Eagle nebula's 'Pillars of Creation', it's now captured an even more stunning image of this magnificent gas giant.
This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, represents the sharpest view ever taken of this region, called the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. Some of them have never been seen in visible light. These stars reside in a dramatic dust-and-gas landscape of plateaus, mountains, and valleys...
A spectacular Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the heart of the Lagoon Nebula. Seen as a massive cloud of glowing dust and gas, bombarded by the energetic radiation of new stars, this placid name hides a dramatic reality.