Science and Astronomy The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. The Helix Nebula’s estimated distance from earth is about 215 parsecs or 700 light-years.

Eye of the Cosmos taken from the Hubble Telescope. "The cosmos is within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." — Carl Sagan -- WE ARE MADE OF STAR STUFF!

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Every spacecraft currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object (other than the Earth and Sun).

Don't miss this NASA infographic that shows every spacecraft currently exploring a major solar system object!

A team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio-signal-emitting jets and the merger history of their host galaxies. Almost all galaxies with the jets were found to be merging with another galaxy, or to have done so recently

Hubble Telescope found a link between supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio-signal-emitting jets & the merger history of their host galaxies. Most galaxies with the jets were merging with another galaxy, or to have done so recently.

The constellation of Orion is rich with impressive nebulas. Of the many interesting details that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The bright orange star on the upper left is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the lower right is Rigel. Other famous nebulas visible include the Witch Head Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the comparatively small Horsehead Nebula. NASA-APOD, Stanislav Volskiy.

The constellation of Orion is rich with impressive nebulas. Of the many interesting details that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The bright orange star on the upper left is Betelg

Infrared: Inside the huge space observatory that operates from a point in space four times further away than the moon.

See how NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a huge space observatory, will probe the universe from its perch in deep space.

NGC 4651, the Umbrella Galaxy | NGC 4651 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Coma Berenices that can be seen with amateur telescopes, at a distance not well determined that ranges from 35 million light years to 72 million light years.

NGC 4651, the Umbrella Galaxy | NGC 4651 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Coma Berenices that can be seen with amateur telescopes, at a distance not well determined that ranges from 35 million light years to 72 million light years.

Hubble's successor, the James Webb Telescope to be launched in 2018. It will attempt to collect the oldest light in the universe.

'First light' instrument ready

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