A peek inside a dense nebula, a brightly colored ''butterfly,'' and mirror-like galaxy reflections predicted by Einstein are among some of the first cosmic beauties snapped by the newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope.
Milky Way. Every star we see in the sky is part of the Milky Way, but a brighter center exists some light-years away. The Milky Way is about light-years in diameter and contains 200 to 400 billion stars.
The Horse Head Nebula is a cloud of ionized- hydrogen in the constellation Orion. The clouds are lit from within by young hot stars. The interstellar dust absobs the light from part of ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast
Wednesday, March A helical reflection nebula surrounds young star Cyg, which lies in the dark cloud LDN 981 (Lynds Usually, dust from the circumstellar disc and the envelope surrounding it obscures our view of a young star. In the cas
The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
A rose made of galaxies *This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)