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Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station | NASA

Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station

From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped and posted this image of the planet Venus at sunrise.

Hubble Spies Curious Galaxy Moving a Little Closer | NASA

Hubble Spies Curious Galaxy Moving a Little Closer

This Hubble image stars Messier 90, a beautiful spiral galaxy located roughly 60 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin). The galaxy is part of the Virgo Cluster, a gathering of galaxies that is over 1,200 strong.

New Horizons Team Publishes First Kuiper Belt Flyby Science Results | NASA
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New Horizons Team Publishes First Kuiper Belt Flyby Science Results

NASA’s New Horizons mission team has published the first profile of the farthest world ever explored, a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69.

Merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (larger) and NGC 7753 (smaller)

Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?

Galaxy mergers can lead to prosperity and new star formation — or kick off a galaxy's demise. Check out these images of galaxy mergers taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Like a beautiful huge whirpool galaxy int he space. #space #star #earth #solarsystem #beauty #beautiful #style #art #love #relax #style #art #love #relax

News Releases

Explore news releases covering the Hubble Space Telescope mission's science themes and operations.

Image - Star Cluster R136

News Releases

Explore news releases covering the Hubble Space Telescope mission's science themes and operations.

Image - A Near-Infrared View of the Pillars of Creation

Hubble Goes High Def to Revisit the Iconic 'Pillars of Creation'

Just over a thousand years ago, the stellar explosion known as supernova SN 1006 was observed. It was brighter than Venus, and visible during the day for weeks. The brightest supernova ever recorded on Earth, this spectacular light show was documented in China, Japan, Europe, and the Arab world.

Chandra :: Photo Album :: SN 1006 :: July 01, 2008

Just over a thousand years ago, the stellar explosion known as supernova SN 1006 was observed. It was brighter than Venus, and visible during the day for weeks. The brightest supernova ever recorded on Earth, this spectacular light show was documented in China, Japan, Europe, and the Arab world.

The aftermath of the death of a massive star is shown in beautiful detail in this composite image of G292.0+1.8. In color is the Chandra X-ray Observatory image - easily the deepest X-ray image ever obtained of this supernova remnant - and in white is optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey. Although considered a "textbook" case of a supernova remnant, the intricate structure shown here reveals a few surprises.
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Chandra :: Photo Album :: G292.0+1.8 :: October 23, 2007

The aftermath of the death of a massive star is shown in beautiful detail in this composite image of G292.0+1.8. In color is the Chandra X-ray Observatory image - easily the deepest X-ray image ever obtained of this supernova remnant - and in white is optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey. Although considered a "textbook" case of a supernova remnant, the intricate structure shown here reveals a few surprises.

This beautiful image shows a glowing horseshoe-shaped cloud of hot gas against a backdrop of thousands of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy. Observations with Chandra (X-ray/blue) and Hubble (optical/pink & purple) were used to make this composite image of N132D, a supernova remnant that was produced by the explosion of a massive star.

Chandra :: Photo Album :: N132D :: 04 Oct 05

This beautiful image shows a glowing horseshoe-shaped cloud of hot gas against a backdrop of thousands of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy. Observations with Chandra (X-ray/blue) and Hubble (optical/pink & purple) were used to make this composite image of N132D, a supernova remnant that was produced by the explosion of a massive star.

This composite of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope is a new look for NGC 6543, better known as the Cat's Eye nebula. This famous object is a so-called planetary nebula that represents a phase of stellar evolution that the Sun should experience several billion years from now.

Chandra :: Photo Album :: NGC 6543 :: July 30, 2008

This composite of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope is a new look for NGC 6543, better known as the Cat's Eye nebula. This famous object is a so-called planetary nebula that represents a phase of stellar evolution that the Sun should experience several billion years from now.

Supernova remnants are created when a massive star explodes and its remains are hurled into space. Astronomers have found a supernova remnant that it is sweeping up a remarkable amount of material—equivalent to 45 times the mass of the Sun—as it expands. This supernova remnant is called G352.7-0.1 and is seen in this composite image containing X-rays from Chandra (blue), radio waves from the VLA (pink), infrared data from Spitzer (orange), and optical data from the DSS (white).
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Chandra :: Photo Album :: G352.7-0.1 :: April 10, 2014

Supernova remnants are created when a massive star explodes and its remains are hurled into space. Astronomers have found a supernova remnant that it is sweeping up a remarkable amount of material—equivalent to 45 times the mass of the Sun—as it expands. This supernova remnant is called G352.7-0.1 and is seen in this composite image containing X-rays from Chandra (blue), radio waves from the VLA (pink), infrared data from Spitzer (orange), and optical data from the DSS (white).

Flame Nebula: NASA's Chandra Delivers New Insight into Formation of Star Clusters

Chandra :: Photo Album :: Flame Nebula :: May 7, 2014

Flame Nebula: NASA's Chandra Delivers New Insight into Formation of Star Clusters