Photos From Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope

Looking Down
Looking Down
Embargoed Until: 10:20 Am (Est)/9:20 Am (Cst) January 6, 1999 Photo No.: Stsci-Prc99-01 Looking Down A Barrel Of Gas At A Doomed Star The Nasa Hubble Space Telescope Has Captured The Sharpest View Yet Of The Most Famous Of All Planetary Nebulae: The Ring Nebula (M57). In This October 1998 Image, The Telescope Has Looked Down A Barrel Of Gas Cast Off By A Dying Star Thousands Of Years Ago. This Photo Reveals Elongated Dark Clumps Of Material Embedded In The Gas At The Edge Of The Nebula; The Dying Central Star Floating In A Blue Haze Of Hot Gas. The Nebula Is About A Light-Year In Diameter And Is Located Some 2,000 Light-Years From Earth In The Direction Of The Constellation Lyra. The Colors Are Approximately True Colors. The Color Image Was Assembled From Three Black-And-White Photos Taken Through Different Color Filters With The Hubble Telescope'S Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. Blue Isolates Emission From Very Hot Helium, Which Is Located Primarily Close To The Hot Central Star. Green Represents Ionized Oxygen, Which Is Located Farther From The Star. Red Shows Ionized Nitrogen, Which Is Radiated From The Coolest Gas, Located Farthest From The Star. The Gradations Of Color Illustrate How The Gas Glows Because It Is Bathed In Ultraviolet Radiation From The Remnant Central Star, Whose Surface Temperature Is A White-Hot 216,000 Degrees Fahrenheit (120,000 Degrees Celsius). (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
Space 36057 Hubble Captures Galaxy Clusters : Gorilla Is An Extremely Massive Cluster O
Space 36057 Hubble Captures Galaxy Clusters : Gorilla Is An Extremely Massive Cluster O
Space 09/19/98 (666.669) Hubble Captures Galaxy Clusters : Gorilla Is An Extremely Massive Cluster Of Galaxies. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
HUBBLE's 10TH ANNIVERSARY
HUBBLE's 10TH ANNIVERSARY
368100 02: FILE PHOTO: The Stingray Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope April 2, 1998. the Hubble celebrates its 10th anniversary on April 24, 2000. (Photo courtesy NASA)
The Rings of the Panet Saturn
The Rings of the Panet Saturn
390417 01: These Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn''s rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere, part of the course of its 29-year journey around the Sun. (Photo courtesy of NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CAPTURES ''ESKIMO''
NASA's HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CAPTURES ''ESKIMO''
N365573 01: Hubble resumes gazing at the Heavens by taking a look at the "Eskimo" Nebula In its first glimpse of the heavens following the successful December 1999 servicing mission March 6, 2000. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a majestic view of a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, sun-like star. This stellar relic, first spied by William Herschel in 1787, is nicknamed the "Eskimo" Nebula because, when viewed through ground-based telescopes, it resembles a face surrounded by a fur parka. (Photo by NASA)
HUBBLE's 10TH ANNIVERSARY
HUBBLE's 10TH ANNIVERSARY
368100 01: FILE PHOTO: The Pistol Star Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope October 8, 1997. The Hubble celebrates its 10th anniversary on April 24, 2000. (Photo courtesy NASA)
Hubble Image of "Ant Nebula"
Hubble Image of "Ant Nebula"
385221 01: A Hubble Space Telescope image released February 1, 2001 of the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz3) reveals the "ant's" body as a pair of fiery lobes protruding from a dying star. The Hubble images directly challenge old ideas about the last stages in the lives of stars. By observing Sun-like stars as they approach their deaths, the Hubble Heritage image of Mz3, along with pictures of other planetary nebulae, shows that our Sun's fate probably will be more interesting, complex, and striking than astronomers imagined just a few years ago. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
Hubble Photo Shows Destruction of Interstellar Cloud
Hubble Photo Shows Destruction of Interstellar Cloud
383068 01: This image captured by NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope shows a dark interstellar cloud being destroyed by the passage of one of the brightest stars in the Pleiades star cluster. In this photo released December 8, 2000, the star is seen reflecting light off the surface of pitch black clouds of cold gas laced with dust. These clouds are called reflection nebulae. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
Hubble Picture of Galaxy NGC 4013
Hubble Picture of Galaxy NGC 4013
386160 01: An image produced by the Hubble telescope of the perfectly "edge-on" galaxy, or NGC 4013 , March 1, 2001. This new Hubble picture reveals, with great detail, huge clouds of dust and gas extending along, as well as far above, the galaxy's main disk. NGC 4013 is a spiral galaxy, similar to the Milky Way, lying some 55 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major. Viewed face-on, it would look like a nearly circular pinwheel, but NGC 4013 happens to be seen edge-on from our vantage point. Even at 55 million light-years, the galaxy is larger than Hubble's field of view, and the image shows only a little more than half of the object, albeit with unprecedented detail. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)
Hubble Telescope Image of the Whirlpool Galaxy
Hubble Telescope Image of the Whirlpool Galaxy
387524 01: New pictures from the Hubble telescope, made available April 5, 2001 are giving astronomers a detailed view of the Whirlpool galaxy's spiral arms and dust clouds, which are the birth sites of massive and luminous stars. This galaxy, also called M51 or NGC 5194, is having a close encounter with a nearby companion galaxy, NGC 5195, just off the upper edge of this image. The companion's gravitational influence is triggering star formation in the Whirlpool, as seen by the numerous clusters of bright, young stars [highlighted in red]. (Photo courtesy NASA/The Hubble Heritage Team/Newsmakers)
Hubble Horsehead Nebula Image
Hubble Horsehead Nebula Image
388345 01: An close-up image of the Horsehead nebula taken from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals the cloud's intricate structure and resemblance to a giant seahorse, April 24, 2001. The detailed view of the horse's head was released in celebration of the the orbiting observatory's eleventh anniversary. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)
Chandra and Hubble Image of X-Ray Emission Halo
Chandra and Hubble Image of X-Ray Emission Halo
390506 01: This composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope shows the first halo of X-ray emission detected around a young cluster of stars, known as the Arches cluster. The photo was released on June 6, 2001 by NASA. The Chandra data is seen as the diffuse blue emission in the inset box and represents the 60-million-degree gas that envelopes the multitude of young stars in the cluster. This image overlays a Hubble Space Telescope infrared image of the same region, in which some of the individual stars in the cluster can be seen as point-like sources. Both the X-ray and infrared observations are then shown in context of the spectacular filamentary structures that appear in radio wavelengths displayed in red. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Hubble Telescope Captures New Star Cluster
Hubble Telescope Captures New Star Cluster
392007 01: This image recorded by the Hubble telescope on July 10, 2001 shows two clusters of stars, called NGC 1850, located in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. The photo''s centerpiece is a young, "globular-like" star cluster - a type of object unknown in our own Milky Way Galaxy. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
(Photo Courtesy of NASA/Getty Images)
Gamma-Ray Burst From Chandra X-Ray Observatory
392439 04: An image of NASA''s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope shows a halo of hot gas surrounding spiral galaxy NGC 4631 that is similar to the Milky Way galaxy, June 19, 2001. The orange color in the middle of the image represents ultraviolet radiation as observed by UIT, tracing massive stars in the galaxy. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Getty Images)
(Photo Courtesy of NASA/Getty Images)
Hubble''s Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region
Hubble''s Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region
392439 06: An image from the Hubble telescope of compact galaxies known as Stephan''s Quintet, July 19, 2001. At least two of the galaxies have been involved in high-speed collisions which have ripped stars and gas from neighboring galaxies and caused the development of more than 100 star clusters and several dwarf galaxies. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Getty Images)
Hubble Images Of Warped Disk Galaxy
Hubble Images Of Warped Disk Galaxy
392767 01: (UNDATED PHOTO) A Hubble telescope edge-on view of the ESO 510-G13 galaxy is seen in this undated NASA photograph. The image shows the galaxy''s warped dusty disk and shows how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars. The dust and spiral arms of normal spiral galaxies, like our own Milky Way, appear flat when viewed edge-on. This galaxy by contrast has an unusual twisted disk structure. (Photo courtesy of NASA via Getty Images)
Hubble''s Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region
Hubble''s Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region
392439 05: An image from NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope of a vast, sculpted landscape of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born, July 26, 2001. The star-forming region, called the 30 Doradus Nebula, has the largest cluster of massive stars within the closest 25 galaxies. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Getty Images)
Hubble Reveals "Backwards" Spiral Galaxy
Hubble Reveals "Backwards" Spiral Galaxy
400704 01: This image shows NGC 4622 and its outer pair of winding arms full of new stars, shown in blue. The galaxy NGC 4622 appears to be rotating in the opposite direction to what was expected. Pictures from 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. This Hubble telescope photo of the oddball galaxy is presented by the Hubble Heritage team. (Photo Courtesy of NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team/Getty Images)
Nebula Known As N44C
Nebula Known As N44C
405157 01: An Image Of A Nebula, Known As N44C, Which Was Taken With The Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 Of Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope (Hst) In 1996, Is Being Presented By The Hubble Heritage Project May 9, 2002. N44C Is The Designation For A Region Of Glowing Hydrogen Gas Surrounding An Association Of Young Stars In The Large Magellanic Cloud, A Nearby, Small Companion Galaxy To The Milky Way Visible From The Southern Hemisphere. N44C Is Part Of The Larger N44 Complex, Which Includes Young, Hot, Massive Stars, Nebulae, And A "Superbubble" Blown Out By Multiple Supernova Explosions. Part Of The Superbubble Is Seen In Red At The Very Bottom Left Of The Hst Image. ( (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
Cone Nebula
Cone Nebula
IN SPACE - JUNE 5: An image of the tip of the Cone Nebula, which is about half a light-year long as taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as it penetrated layers of dust in a star-forming cloud to uncover a dense, craggy edifice of dust and gas, released June 5, 2002. The entire nebula is 7 light-years long. The Cone resides in a turbulent star-forming region, located 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Cone Nebula
Cone Nebula
IN SPACE - JUNE 5: An image of the tip of the Cone Nebula, which is about half a light-year long as taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, released June 5, 2002. The entire nebula is 7 light-years long. The Cone resides in a turbulent star-forming region, located 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Fragments Of An Exploded Star
Fragments Of An Exploded Star
UNDATED PHOTO: An image of a Cas A supernova reveals the remnants of a section of the upper rim of the youngest known supervova identified in our Milky Way galaxy. Dozens of tiny clumps near the top of the image are actually small fragments of the star and each clump is approximately ten times larger than the diameter of our solar system. The varying colors of the supernova are caused by glowing atoms. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Crab Nebula Pictured In Spectacular Composite
Crab Nebula Pictured In Spectacular Composite
IN SPACE - (UNDATED PHOTO) Multiple images of the Crab Nebula made over a span of several months are shown in this undated photo. The images, made over several months with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, provide moving pictures of matter and antimatter propelled to nearly the speed of light by the Crab pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star the size of Manhattan. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Crab Nebula Pictured In Spectacular Composite
Crab Nebula Pictured In Spectacular Composite
IN SPACE - (UNDATED PHOTO) A composite image of the Crab Nebula showing X-ray (blue), and optical (red) images superimposed is shown in this undated photo. Multiple observations made over several months with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope captured the spectacle of matter and antimatter propelled to nearly the speed of light by the Crab pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star the size of Manhattan. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Hubble Telescope Sends Image Of Ghostly Nebula
Hubble Telescope Sends Image Of Ghostly Nebula
IN SPACE - NOVEMBER 7: The Hubble Space Telescope took this image of a dying star named "NGC 6369" on November 7, 2002. The star, also known as the "Little Ghost Nebula," is 2000 to 5000 light years from earth and is similar in mass to our Sun. The ghostly halo surrounding the star is caused by the shedding of the stars outer layers during the final stages of its life cycle. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Hubble Space Telescope Shows Photo Of New Planet
Hubble Space Telescope Shows Photo Of New Planet
IN SPACE - UNDATED: In this handout provided by NASA, a visible-light image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a red ring of dust and debris that surrounds the star Fomalhaut and the newly discovered planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting its parent star. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Hubble Captures Image Of Dying Star
Hubble Captures Image Of Dying Star
UNDATED: This NASA image shows ladder-like structures within a dying star. This new image, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals startling new details of one of the most unusual nebulae known in our Milky Way. Cataloged as HD 44179, this nebula is more commonly called the "Red Rectangle" because of its unique shape and color as seen with ground-based telescopes. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
SPACE - APRIL 25: In this handout image released from the Hubble Space Telescope the Whirlpool Galaxy is seen , April 25, 2005 released for the Hubble 15th anniversary. Nasa's Space Telescope has obited the Earth for 15 years and has taken more than 700,000 images of the comos. This image is one of the sharpest images Hubble has ever produced, taken with the newest camera. (Photo by Hubble Space Telescope/Nasa via Getty Images)
Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
SPACE - APRIL 25: In this handout image released from the Hubble Space Telescope the Eagle Nebula is seen, April 25, 2005. Released for the Hubble's 15th anniversary. Nasa's Space Telescope has orbited the Earth for 15 years and has taken more than 700,000 images of the cosmos. This image is one of the sharpest images Hubble has ever produced, taken with the newest camera.(Photo by Hubble Space Telescope/Nasa via Getty Images)
Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
SPACE - APRIL 25: In this composite handout image released from the Hubble Space Telescope the Whirlpool Galaxy and Eagle Nebula (L) are seen , April 25, 2005 released for the Hubble's 15th anniversary. Nasa's Space Telescope has obited the Earth for 15 years and has taken more than 700,000 images of the comos. These images are two of the sharpest images Hubble has ever produced, taken with the newest camera. (Photo by Hubble Space Telescope/Nasa via Getty Images)
Hubble Space Telescope Releases The Largest Picture Of Crab Nebula
Hubble Space Telescope Releases The Largest Picture Of Crab Nebula
IN SPACE - DECEMBER 1: In this handout from NASA, the mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, shows six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion as released December 2, 2005. Japanese and Chinese astronomers witnessed this violent event nearly 1,000 years ago in 1054, together with, possibly, Native Americans. The orange filaments are the remains of the star and consist mostly of hydrogen. The rapidly spinning neutron star embedded in the center of the nebula is the dynamo powering the nebula's eerie interior bluish glow. The blue light comes from electrons whirling at nearly the speed of light around magnetic field lines from the neutron star. The neutron star, the crushed ultra-dense core of the exploded star, ejects twin beams of radiation that appear to pulse 30 times a second due to the neutron star's rotation. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Pluto No Longer Classified As A Planet
Pluto No Longer Classified As A Planet
IN SPACE - This undated image taken by the Hubble telescope shows Pluto and its moons: Charon, Nix, and Hydra.The International Astronomical Union announced on August 24, 2006 that it no longer considers Pluto a planet, a status it has held since its discovery in 1930. The announcement reduces the solar system from nine planets to eight. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
(Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Hubble Reveals Oldest Seen galaxies
IN SPACE: In this NASA handout, a view of deepest view of the visible universe ever achieved are seen in a Hubble Telescope composite photograph released March 9, 2004. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) photograph is a composite of a million one-second exposures and reveals galaxies from the time shortly after the big bang. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
(Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Hubble Reveals Oldest Seen galaxies
Hubble Reveals Oldest Seen galaxies
IN SPACE: In this NASA handout, a view of deepest view of the visible universe ever achieved are seen in a Hubble Telescope composite photograph released March 9, 2004. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) photograph is a composite of a million one-second exposures and reveals galaxies from the time shortly after the big bang. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Nebula NGC 604
Nebula NGC 604
UNDATED PHOTO: This festively colorful nebula, called NGC 604, is one of the largest known seething cauldrons of star birth in a nearby galaxy. This star-birth region contains more than 200 brilliant blue stars within a cloud of glowing gases some 1,300 light-years across, nearly 100 times the size of the Orion Nebula. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
(Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Planet Mars Makes A Close Approach To Earth
IN SPACE - AUGUST 26: This image released August 27, 2003 captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 34,648,840 miles (55,760,220 km) away. This color image was assembled from a series of exposures taken between 6:20 p.m. and 7:12 p.m. EDT August 26, 2003 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. The picture was taken just 11 hours before the planet made its closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years. Many small, dark, circular impact craters can be seen, attesting to the Hubble telescope's ability to reveal fine detail on the planet's surface. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
(Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Gamma-Ray Burst From Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Gamma-Ray Burst From Chandra X-Ray Observatory
IN SPACE - JUNE 19: (FILE PHOTO) In this image released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope shows a halo of hot gas surrounding spiral galaxy NGC 4631 that is similar to the Milky Way galaxy June 19, 2001 while in space. NASA plans to replace the Hubble telescope with the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and plans to deorbit the Hubble telescope sometime in 2010. According to Anne Kinney, division director of astronomy and physics at NASA headquarters, NASA states August 1, 2003 that it is firmly committed to the new JWST, a deep-space observatory due for launch in 2011 on a European Ariane 5 rocket. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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The Sun Emits First X-Class Flare For Four Years (Image by NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory via Getty Images)
The Sun Emits First X-Class Flare For Four Years
The Sun Emits First X-Class Flare For Four Years
IN SPACE - FEBRUARY: In this handout image provided by NASA / SDO, a pair of active regions on the Sun were captured in extreme ultraviolet light from the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) spacecraft over a three-day period between February 7 to 10, 2011. The magnetic field lines above the regions produced fluttering arcs waving above them as well as a couple of flares. Another pair of smaller active regions emerges and trails behind the larger ones. (Photo by NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Continues On Its Last Mission
Space Shuttle Discovery Continues On Its Last Mission
IN SPACE - MARCH 7: In this handout image provided by NASA, the space shuttle Discovery is seen from the International Space Station as the two orbital spacecraft accomplish their relative separation after an aggregate of 12 astronauts and cosmonauts worked together for over a week during flight day 12 activities March 7, 2011 in Space. Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, is carrying the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space to the International Space Station. Discovery was in service for 27 years and will be decommissioned and sent to a museum. Two remaining shuttle missions are planned before the program ends. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Continues On Its Last Mission
Space Shuttle Discovery Continues On Its Last Mission
IN SPACE - MARCH 7: In this handout image provided by NASA, an orbital sunrise brightens this view of space shuttle Discovery's vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods, docking mechanism, remote manipulator system/orbiter boom sensor system (RMS/OBSS) and payload bay during flight day 12 activities March 7, 2011 in Space. Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, is carrying the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space to the International Space Station. Discovery was in service for 27 years and will be decommissioned and sent to a museum. Two remaining shuttle missions are planned before the program ends. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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