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Hubble found that spectral lines in the light from distant galaxies are shifted toward the red (longer wavelength) end of the electromagnetic spectrum. (Credit: JPL)


Hubble Finds Distant Galaxy Through Cosmic Magnifying Glass

#Astronomy: @NASA’s Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy through Cosmic Magnifying Glass | cc: @NASA_Hubble #NASA

Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies. - Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA)

Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM 0644-741 is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ currently know. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

Interacting Galaxy NGC 6050 Wallpaper Edited Hubble Space Telescope of the interacting galaxies NGC 6050. By sjrankin

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The universe is smiling at us

Hubble scientists recently discovered this galaxy cluster that resembles a face with two bright eyes, a button nose and a smile.

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The Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, taken by the Hubble Telescope


Hubble Sees 'Ghost Light' From Dead Galaxies

Ghost Galaxies from Hubble Hubble has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were ripped apart billions of years ago.

Stars: Section of the #Galactic #plane measured with the Spitzer Space Telescope - NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (U of Wisconsin).

Endless: This all-sky view of the entire near-infrared sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The image is derived from the 2MASS Extended Source Catalog, which contains more than 1.5 million galaxies, and the Point Source Catalog, which holds nearly 500 million stars within the Milky Way. The galaxies are color coded for distances obtained by various surveys. The nearest sources are blue, moderately distant sources are green, and red represents the farthest so

Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.

Our entire solar system in this little dot of the Milky Way galaxy. There are around 300,000,000,000 stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Each star having possibly one or more planets in orbit.


Proof That We Are Really Insignificant…

The Milky Way...