Day 3 of the 2021 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: A Cosmic Black Eye. NGC4826, often referred to as the “Black Eye” galaxy, is a spiral galaxy filled with dark lanes of dust, about 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
What shaped the Milky Way and what will be its destiny? "NOVA" travels back in time to unlock the turbulent story of our cosmic neighborhood. Watch on the PBS app.
'LOOK HOW THEY SHINE FOR YOU' ✨🎼 LOOK: NASA shared this spectacular cosmic view of ESO 520-21, a densely packed collection of stars located near the center of our galaxy. | 📷NASA
What do you get when you cross two gas giants? A cosmic kiss! Jupiter and Saturn will meet in the southwestern sky after sunset on December 21. The two planets haven’t appeared to be this close since 1623. Photo: Pete Lawrence
In a first, astronomers may have seen light from two smaller black holes that may have merged together to form a new black hole. ? Here’s what we know about this cosmic collision:
#Hubble30 For its 30th anniversary, Hubble presents a colorful scene nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef." These two nebulas, NGC 2014 in red & NGC 2020 in blue, are part of a vast star-forming region in a nearby galaxy & are illuminated by young, massive stars:
“Disaster" A prescientific word meaning "Bad Star” from a time of profound ignorance of nature, when misfortune was commonly blamed on cosmic events. Would be true of a killer asteroid. But control of a killer virus? The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves.
Take in the cosmic view! ✨ From nearby clouds of gas & dust to remote galaxies that formed billions of years ago, explore the night sky with @NASA_Hubble’s Caldwell catalog: