◆ 19 Apr 2012 |
NGC2237 Rosette Nebula Sii/Ha/Oiii (by floppypaws)
◆ 18 Apr 2012 |
Hubble Sees Pinwheel of Star Birth (by NASA Goddard Photo and Video)
◆ 10 Apr 2012 |
- This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one.
- This new Hubble image - One among the largest ever produced with the Earth-orbiting observatory - shows gives the most detailed view so far of the entire Crab Nebula ever made. The Crab is arguably the single most interesting object, as well as one of the most studied, in all of astronomy. The image is the largest image ever taken with Hubble’s WFPC2 workhorse camera.
The Crab Nebula is one of the most intricately structured and highly dynamical objects ever observed. The new Hubble image of the Crab was assembled from 24 individual exposures taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and is the highest resolution image of the entire Crab Nebula ever made.
◆ 3 Apr 2012 |
one of a few recent experiments. (by colerise)
◆ 4 Mar 2012 |
Milky Way Over Longs Peak (by gainesp2003)
◆ 27 Feb 2012 |
Helix Nebula-Narrowband in Aquarius (by mpastro2001)
◆ 18 Feb 2012 |
NASA’s Hubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary with “Rose” of Galaxies (by NASA Goddard Photo and Video)
◆ 5 Feb 2012 |
Pelican Nebula (by astrorom)
◆ 30 Jan 2012 |
A Galactic Spectacle (by NASA Goddard Photo and Video)
◆ 23 Jan 2012 |
Rosette Nebula “Narrow Band” (by John Castillo)
◆ 18 Jan 2012 |
This mosaic image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82) is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of M82. It is a galaxy remarkable for its webs of shredded clouds and flame-like plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out from its central regions where young stars are being born 10 times faster than they are inside in our Milky Way Galaxy. Also known as the Cigar Galaxy, M82 lies over 11 million light years away from Earth. (NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) # (via The Big Picture)
◆ 16 Jan 2012 |
Rosette, NGC2244 with NB filters 11h20 exposure (by Trois_Merlettes)
◆ 9 Jan 2012 |
January 5, 2010—A new portrait of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals our galactic neighbor in unprecedented detail. The picture, taken in infrared light by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, is helping astronomers better understand the life cycle of dust in the galaxy.
Understanding where dust comes from, how it forms bodies such as planets, and how it gets dispersed in the spaces between objects can result in new insights into galaxy formation. And the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy close to the Milky Way, is an analog for some of the tiny galaxies that first populated the universe.
◆ 6 Jan 2012 |