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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 |

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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 ...

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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

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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 |

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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...

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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

Astronomers Just Discovered the Oldest Known Planet That May Support Life - PolicyMic

Massive stars end their lives with a bang: exploding as spectacular supernovas, they release huge amounts of mass and energy into space. The...

Image: Pulsar encased in a supernova bubble

This Amazing Shot Of 10,000 Galaxies May Be The Hubble Telescope's Most Spectacular Photo Ever --- The new Hubble image shows about 10,000 galaxies. It's the result of the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field project.

WOW: Space Telescope Takes Its Most Awesome Photo Ever

Streaming out from the centre of the galaxy M87 like a cosmic searchlight is one of nature's most amazing phenomena, a black-hole-powered je...

A Cosmic Searchlight

Globular star cluster Omega Centauri, also known as NGC 5139, is some 15,000 light-years away. The cluster is packed with about 10 million s...

APOD: 2014 May 29 - Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri

A brilliant supernova (right) explodes in the galaxy UGC 9379, located about 360 million light-years from Earth, in this before-and-after view. The left image was taken by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, while the right image was obtained with a 60-inch telescope at the Palomar Observatory.

Supernova Photos: Great Images of Star Explosions

M20, also known as the Trifid Nebula is located in Sagittarius, and its name means ‘divided into three lobes.’ The ‘lobes’ are clearly visible in this very pretty palette of colors by astrophotographer Ian Sharp. Read more: www.universetoday...

Astrophoto: Spectacular View of the Triffid Nebula in Narrowband

The Most Intriguing Stars In The Universe [Infographic] | Popular Science

The Most Intriguing Stars In The Universe [Infographic]

Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula. Cones, pillars, and majestic flowing shapes abound in stellar nurseries where natal clouds of gas and dust are buffeted by energetic winds from newborn stars. The Cone Nebula, a well-known example, lies within the bright galactic star-forming region NGC 2264. The Cone was captured in unprecedented detail in this close-up composite of several observations from the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.

APOD: 2014 May 28 - The Cone Nebula from Hubble

WIRED Space Photo of the Day | May 27, 2014: The Deepest Shadows Ever Recorded NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Butler (Univ. of Zurich) |

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