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The most prominent characters are the two galaxies on the left — 2MASX J16133219+5103436 at the bottom, and its blue-tinted companion SDSS J...

Galactic soup | ESA/Hubble

This stunning image of two nebulas in the constellation Sagittarius was taken in one night by stargazer Terry Hancock. Hancock took the image of M8 and M20, the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas, on July 6 from Fremont, Michigan. He was able to capture the image just in time.

NGC 3293 is located in the constellation Carina and is one of the brightest in the southern sky. It can easily be seen with the naked eye on...

A cluster of young stars glows against a backdrop of red dust and gas 8,000 light-years from Earth. Image released July 23, 2014. Credit: E...

Astronomers have probed the extreme outskirts of the stunning elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. The galaxy's halo of stars has been found to extend much further from the galaxy's center than expected and the stars within this halo seem to be surprisingly rich in heavy elements. This is the most remote portion of an elliptical galaxy ever to have been explored.

From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant. This dra...

Ants in Space? | ESA/Hubble

NASA has released an image taken by the Hubble space telescope of a cluster of stars in a neighboring galaxy. Its name -- NGC 121 -- This so-called globular cluster is in a galaxy known as the Small Magellanic Cloud, which, at a distance of about 200,000 light-years, is one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors

Hubble Sees the Oldest Cluster in Milky Way Neighbor

A Tour of the Carina Nebula

A Tour of the Carina Nebula

Hubble-X is a glowing gas cloud, one of the most active star-forming regions within galaxy NGC 6822. The name Hubble-X does not refer to the shape of the gas cloud, but rather is derived from a catalog of objects in this particular galaxy.

Hubble-X in galaxy NGC 6822

Hubble Finds Worlds Beyond Pluto (and Looks for More) - NBC News

Hubble Finds Worlds Beyond Pluto (and Looks for More) - NBC News

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | July 1, 2014: Heart-Shaped Bubbles SSRO/PROMPT and NOAO/AURA/NSF |

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | Science | WIRED

Combining almost opposite ends of the electromagnetic spectrum, this composite of the Herschel in far-infrared and XMM-Newton's X-ray images shows how the hot young stars detected by the X-ray observations are sculpting and interacting with the surrounding ultra-cool gas and dust, which, at only a few degrees above absolute zero, is the critical material for star formation itself. Both wavelengths would be blocked by Earth's atmosphere, so are critical to our understanding of the lifecycle ...

Iconic Eagle Nebula Soars in Eye-Popping New Images

Peering through Titan's hazy atmosphere, a high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed Saturn moon's largest seas, the largest of which is Kraken Mare, and hydrocarbon lakes. Titan stands out as the only place in the solar system, besides Earth, to support stable liquids on its surface; its lakes are made of liquid ethane and methane. The image, taken on Oct. 7, 2013, was snapped at a distance of about 809,000 miles (1.303 million kilometers) from Titan.

In Photos: Stunning Views of Titan from Cassini

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | June 23, 2014: Strange Supernova | This bright spiral galaxy is known as NGC 2441, located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). However, NGC 2441 is not the only subject of this new Hubble image; the galaxy contains an intriguing supernova named SN1995E, visible as a small dot at the approximate centre of this image. Supernova SN1995E, discovered in 1995 as its name suggests is a ...

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | Science | WIRED

NASA’s Saturn Flyby Reveals the Hidden Terrain of the Planet's Largest Moon

The subject of this new Hubble image is NGC 5474, a dwarf galaxy located 21 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This beautiful image was taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). WIRED Space Photo of the Day | June 19, 2014: Ravaged Dwarf Galaxy ESA/Hubble

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | Science | WIRED

Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps cats are for getting into trouble. Still, no known cat co...

APOD: 2014 June 18 - NGC 6334: The Cat's Paw Nebula

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | June 15, 2014: Soaring Eagle Nebula Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona |

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | Science | WIRED

This is The Whirlpool—the common name of M51, a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way estimated to be 50,000 to 100,000 light years acr...

NASA releases spectacular X-ray image of an entire spiral galaxy

Spitzer spotted this star nursery in the Serpens constellation.

Space Telescope Spots Baby Stars Inside Celestial Snake (Photo)

​Telescope captures spectacular hypernova blast – from 12 billion years ago

The brightly reflective moon Enceladus appears before Saturn's rings while the larger moon Titan looms in the distance. Jets of water ice an...

Catalog Page for PIA14604

The Whirlpool galaxy seen in both optical and X-ray light. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ./R.Kilgard, et al; Optical: NASA/STScI