The Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning head-to-head view of the massively designed spiral galaxy NGC 3631, located about 53 million light-years away.
This set of 37 Hubble Space Telescope images, taken between 2003 and 2021, includes galaxies that are all hosts of Cepheid variables and supernovae. They serve as cosmic instruments to measure astronomical distance and improve the expansion rate of the universe.
This is the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope project.
Two galaxies, NGC 1512 and NGC 1510, appear to be dancing in this image from the Dark Energy Camera. Galaxies were in the process of merging 400 million years ago, sparking waves of star formation and distorting both galaxies.
This illustration shows the outer shells orbiting the neighboring star Beta Pictoris. Astronomers have discovered at least 30 exoplanets in the system, which also hosts two exoplanets.
This artist’s impression shows a two star system, with a white dwarf (in the foreground) and a companion star (in the background), where a micronova explosion could occur. Although these stellar explosions are smaller than supernovae, they can be intensely powerful.
This image sequence shows how the solid core (or “dirty snowball”) of Comet C/2014 UN271 was isolated from a massive crust of dust and gas for measurement. Scientists believe the nucleus could be 85 miles away.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the most distant star to date: Earndale, which is about 13 billion light-years away.
Astronomers have photographed a space phenomenon called individual radio circuits using the Australian SKA Pathfinder Telescope. These space rings are so massive that they measure about a million light-years across – 16 times larger than our Milky Way galaxy.
This illustration shows what happens when two large orbs collide in space, creating a cloud of debris. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope saw a debris cloud blocking the light from star HD 166191.
About 4.4 million space objects have been mapped billions of light years away by astronomers, including 1 million previously unobserved space objects. The observations were made with the sensitive Low Frequency Array telescope, known as LOFAR.
An unusual triangle shape made up of two galaxies colliding together in a cosmic tug of war has been captured in a new image captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. A direct collision between the two galaxies fueled the frenzy of star formation, creating an “eccentric triangle of newly polished stars”.
This image of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant combines some of the first X-ray data collected by NASA’s Polarimetry Explorer, shown in purple, with high-energy X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, in blue.
This image shows the Milky Way as seen from Earth. The star icon shows a mysterious repeating transient position. The rotating space object emitted radiation three times an hour and became the brightest source of radio waves that could be seen from Earth, behaving like a celestial beacon.
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10, dotted with young stars. The bright center, surrounded by pink clouds, indicates the location of the black hole and the regions of star birth.
This image shows the Flame Nebula and its surroundings captured at radio waves.
This artist’s impression shows a red giant star in its last year of life emitting a roaring cloud of gas, and undergoing significant internal changes before exploding in a supernova.
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