Astronomers spot ‘cosmic caterpillar’ 6 trillion miles long - NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope locates protostar in very early evolutionary stage light-years away; fascinating video zooms in to where star is forming
The Incredible Expanding Crab. The is cataloged as the first on Charles Messier's famous list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, an expanding cloud of debris from the explosion of a massive star.
Behold the planetary nebula, aka Minkowski’s Butterfly, aka the Wings of a Butterfly Nebula, aka the Twin Jet Nebula. Discovered by Rudolph Minkowski in resides rougly light-years away from Earth towards the constellation Ophiuchus.
This new image from Hubble is one of the best ever views of the massive galaxy cluster Abell and shows the phenomenon of gravitational lensing with unprecedented clarity. This cluster acts like a cosmic lens, magnifying the light from.