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A colorful image showing violent star formation triggered when two galaxies bumped into each other has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A colorful image showing violent star formation triggered when two galaxies bumped into each other has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxy M82

A colorful image showing violent star formation triggered when two galaxies bumped into each other has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Target: M82 Galaxy
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04218
Added: 1999-12-02

Views: 8150

Galaxy M82

A colorful image showing violent star formation triggered when two galaxies bumped into each other has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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Atlas Image mosaic, covering 34' x 34' on the sky, of the Coma cluster, aka Abell 1656. This is a particularly rich cluster of individual galaxies (over 1000 members), most prominently the two giant ellipticals, NGC 4874 (right) and NGC 4889 (left).
Atlas Image mosaic, covering 34' x 34' on the sky, of the Coma cluster, aka Abell 1656. This is a particularly rich cluster of individual galaxies (over 1000 members), most prominently the two giant ellipticals, NGC 4874 (right) and NGC 4889 (left).

Coma cluster of galaxies

Atlas Image mosaic, covering 34' x 34' on the sky, of the Coma cluster, aka Abell 1656. This is a particularly rich cluster of individual galaxies (over 1000 members), most prominently the two giant ellipticals, NGC 4874 (right) and NGC 4889 (left).

Target: Coma cluster
Mission: Two Micron All-Sky Survey
Instrument: Two Micron All-Sky Survey
ID#: PIA04210
Added: 1999-12-02

Views: 6733

Coma cluster of galaxies

Atlas Image mosaic, covering 34' x 34' on the sky, of the Coma cluster, aka Abell 1656. This is a particularly rich cluster of individual galaxies (over 1000 members), most prominently the two giant ellipticals, NGC 4874 (right) and NGC 4889 (left).

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A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxy NGC 3079

A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Target: Galaxy NGC 3079
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04209
Added: 1999-12-02

Views: 15847

Galaxy NGC 3079

A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxy NGC 3079

A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Target: Galaxy NGC 3079
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04208
Added: 1999-12-02

Views: 7598

Galaxy NGC 3079

A lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter in a distant galaxy, as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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In the image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, angelic figures take on the form of the galactic group called Stephan's Quintet.
In the image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, angelic figures take on the form of the galactic group called Stephan's Quintet.

Stephan's Quintet

In the image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, angelic figures take on the form of the galactic group called Stephan's Quintet.

Target: Stephan's Quintet or galaxies NGC 7319, NGC 7318B and NGC 7318A
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04201
Added: 1999-12-02

Views: 7990

Stephan's Quintet

In the image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, angelic figures take on the form of the galactic group called Stephan's Quintet.

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Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, giving astronomers a fresh reading on the age of the universe.
Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, giving astronomers a fresh reading on the age of the universe.

White Dwarf Stars

Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, giving astronomers a fresh reading on the age of the universe.

Target: Globular cluster M4
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04231
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 8161

White Dwarf Stars

Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, giving astronomers a fresh reading on the age of the universe.

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a spiral galaxy that may rotate in the opposite direction from what was expected.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a spiral galaxy that may rotate in the opposite direction from what was expected.

Backwards Spiral Galaxy

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a spiral galaxy that may rotate in the opposite direction from what was expected.

Target: Galaxy NGC 4622
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04224
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 15575

Backwards Spiral Galaxy

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a spiral galaxy that may rotate in the opposite direction from what was expected.

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A rainbow of colors is captured in the center of a magnificent barred spiral galaxy, as witnessed by the three cameras of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A rainbow of colors is captured in the center of a magnificent barred spiral galaxy, as witnessed by the three cameras of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxy NGC 1512

A rainbow of colors is captured in the center of a magnificent barred spiral galaxy, as witnessed by the three cameras of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Target: Galaxy NGC 1512
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, Faint Object Camera, Near Infrared Camera, Multi-Object Spectrometer
ID#: PIA04219
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 11666

Galaxy NGC 1512

A rainbow of colors is captured in the center of a magnificent barred spiral galaxy, as witnessed by the three cameras of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure.
Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure.

Horsehead Nebula

Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure.

Target: Horsehead nebula
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04215
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 14136

Horsehead Nebula

Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure.

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Atlas Image mosaic, covering 7' x 7' on the sky of the interacting galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, better known as the Antennae, or Ring Tail galaxies. The two galaxies are engaged in a tug-of-war as they collide.
Atlas Image mosaic, covering 7' x 7' on the sky of the interacting galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, better known as the Antennae, or Ring Tail galaxies. The two galaxies are engaged in a tug-of-war as they collide.

Antennae

Atlas Image mosaic, covering 7' x 7' on the sky of the interacting galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, better known as the Antennae, or Ring Tail galaxies. The two galaxies are engaged in a tug-of-war as they collide.

Target: Antennae or Ring Tail galaxies
Mission: Two Micron All-Sky Survey
Instrument: Two Micron All-Sky Survey
ID#: PIA04205
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 5380

Antennae

Atlas Image mosaic, covering 7' x 7' on the sky of the interacting galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, better known as the Antennae, or Ring Tail galaxies. The two galaxies are engaged in a tug-of-war as they collide.

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope stumbled upon a mysterious object that grudgingly yielded clues to its identity. The object is classified as a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, lightweight star.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope stumbled upon a mysterious object that grudgingly yielded clues to its identity. The object is classified as a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, lightweight star.

Mysterious Object He2-90

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope stumbled upon a mysterious object that grudgingly yielded clues to its identity. The object is classified as a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, lightweight star.

Target: mysterious object
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04214
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 8338

Mysterious Object He2-90

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope stumbled upon a mysterious object that grudgingly yielded clues to its identity. The object is classified as a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, lightweight star.

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Aitoff projection of the three-color composite JHKs source count map of the entire sky, based on 95,851,173 stars with Ks 13.5. What appears most prominently are the Galactic plane and the Galactic bulge.
Aitoff projection of the three-color composite JHKs source count map of the entire sky, based on 95,851,173 stars with Ks 13.5. What appears most prominently are the Galactic plane and the Galactic bulge.

Entire Sky

Aitoff projection of the three-color composite JHKs source count map of the entire sky, based on 95,851,173 stars with Ks 13.5. What appears most prominently are the Galactic plane and the Galactic bulge.

Mission: Two Micron All-Sky Survey
Instrument: Two Micron All-Sky Survey
ID#: PIA04203
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 7145

Entire Sky

Aitoff projection of the three-color composite JHKs source count map of the entire sky, based on 95,851,173 stars with Ks 13.5. What appears most prominently are the Galactic plane and the Galactic bulge.

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Scientists are mystified by what may be unexpected, wandering, planet-sized objects.
This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope implies the presence of these objects.
Scientists are mystified by what may be unexpected, wandering, planet-sized objects.
This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope implies the presence of these objects.

Globular Cluster M22

Scientists are mystified by what may be unexpected, wandering, planet-sized objects.
This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope implies the presence of these objects.

Target: Globular cluster M22
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04202
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 7748

Globular Cluster M22

Scientists are mystified by what may be unexpected, wandering, planet-sized objects. This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope implies the presence of these objects.

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A panoramic view of a vast, sculpted area of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A panoramic view of a vast, sculpted area of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Doradus Nebula

A panoramic view of a vast, sculpted area of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Target: Doradus Nebula
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA04200
Added: 1999-12-01

Views: 9336

Doradus Nebula

A panoramic view of a vast, sculpted area of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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These observations of interstellar dark cloud L1157, are located in the Cepheus constellation. The multi-colored area shows a dust disk surrounding a newborn star.
These observations of interstellar dark cloud L1157, are located in the Cepheus constellation. The multi-colored area shows a dust disk surrounding a newborn star.

Protostellar Disk L1157

These observations of interstellar dark cloud L1157, are located in the Cepheus constellation. The multi-colored area shows a dust disk surrounding a newborn star.

Target: Protostellar Disk L1157
Instrument: Owens Valley Millimeter Array
ID#: PIA04211
Added: 1999-11-30

Views: 524

Protostellar Disk L1157

These observations of interstellar dark cloud L1157, are located in the Cepheus constellation. The multi-colored area shows a dust disk surrounding a newborn star.

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Altair, a star spinning so fast its mid-section is stretched out has been directly measured by an ultra-high-resolution NASA telescope system on Palomar Mountain near San Diego.
Altair, a star spinning so fast its mid-section is stretched out has been directly measured by an ultra-high-resolution NASA telescope system on Palomar Mountain near San Diego.

Altair

Altair, a star spinning so fast its mid-section is stretched out has been directly measured by an ultra-high-resolution NASA telescope system on Palomar Mountain near San Diego.

Target: Altair
Mission: Palomar Testbed Interferometer
Instrument: Palomar Testbed Interferometer
ID#: PIA04204
Added: 1999-11-30

Views: 6446

Altair

Altair, a star spinning so fast its mid-section is stretched out has been directly measured by an ultra-high-resolution NASA telescope system on Palomar Mountain near San Diego.

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This graphic shows the computer simulation of a black hole from start to finish. Plasma is falling slowly toward the black hole in a (at the upper left). The plasma has a magnetic field, shown by the white lines.
This graphic shows the computer simulation of a black hole from start to finish. Plasma is falling slowly toward the black hole in a (at the upper left). The plasma has a magnetic field, shown by the white lines.

Black Hole Simulation

This graphic shows the computer simulation of a black hole from start to finish. Plasma is falling slowly toward the black hole in a (at the upper left). The plasma has a magnetic field, shown by the white lines.

Target: Black Hole
ID#: PIA04206
Added: 1999-11-29

Views: 8640

Black Hole Simulation

This graphic shows the computer simulation of a black hole from start to finish. Plasma is falling slowly toward the black hole in a (at the upper left). The plasma has a magnetic field, shown by the white lines.

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this sharpest view yet of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). The colors are approximately true colors.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this sharpest view yet of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). The colors are approximately true colors.

Looking Down a Barrel of Gas at a Doomed Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this sharpest view yet of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). The colors are approximately true colors.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA14443
Added: 1999-01-06

Views: 5867

Looking Down a Barrel of Gas at a Doomed Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this sharpest view yet of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). The colors are approximately true colors.

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This Hubble telescope snapshot of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula, reveals that the object has an hourglass shape with an intricate pattern of 'etchings' in its walls. A planetary nebula is the glowing relic of a dying, Sun-like star.
This Hubble telescope snapshot of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula, reveals that the object has an hourglass shape with an intricate pattern of 'etchings' in its walls. A planetary nebula is the glowing relic of a dying, Sun-like star.

Hubble Finds an Hourglass Nebula around a Dying Star

This Hubble telescope snapshot of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula, reveals that the object has an hourglass shape with an intricate pattern of 'etchings' in its walls. A planetary nebula is the glowing relic of a dying, Sun-like star.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA14442
Added: 1996-01-16

Views: 17309

Hubble Finds an Hourglass Nebula around a Dying Star

This Hubble telescope snapshot of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula, reveals that the object has an hourglass shape with an intricate pattern of 'etchings' in its walls. A planetary nebula is the glowing relic of a dying, Sun-like star.

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Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this
Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this

Hubble Deep Field Image Unveils Myriad Galaxies Back to the Beginning of Time

Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA12110
Added: 1996-01-15

Views: 16667

Hubble Deep Field Image Unveils Myriad Galaxies Back to the Beginning of Time

Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field, made with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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