Preview of a Forthcoming Supernova - NASA's Hubble Telescope captured an image of Eta Carinae. This image consists of ultraviolet and visible light images from the High Resolution Channel of Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The field of view is approximately 30 arcseconds across.
A beautiful new image of two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).
For the first time ever, we have a complete picture of the planet Mercury. Scientists used thousands of images captured over a period of years to piece together this mesmerizing 360 degree view of the planet.
Radio image (top), made with the VLA, and optical image (bottom) made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The radio image shows the complex upwellings and downwellings of ammonia gas 18-56 miles (30-90 km) below the visible clouds. Image credit: Imke de Pater et al / NRAO / AUI / NSF / NASA / ESA.
The Black Eye Galaxy (also called Sleeping Beauty Galaxy; designated M64) absorbed a satellite galaxy that collided with it, perhaps more than one billion years ago. Active formation of new stars is occurring in the shear region where the oppositely rotating gases collide, are compressed, and contract. It is approximately 17 million light years from Earth. The inner region has a radius of only approximately 3,000 light-years, while the outer section extends another 40,000 light-years.
This is What 43,000 Galaxies Look Like On a Map. The most complete map of our local universe to date. It took more that ten years to create, has 43,000 galaxies and extends out 380 million light years from the earth.