Day 22 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: Peering into Pandora's Cluster. Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's Cluster, is a huge galaxy cluster thought to have a very violent history, having formed from a pile-up of multiple galaxy clusters.
Day 18 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: A Giant Geyser. Herbig-Haro 110 spews hot gas from a newborn star in a streamer about half a light-year long.
Day 19 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: Warped Space. This image of galaxy LRG-3-817 shows distortions due to gravitational lensing. This occurs when a massive object lies between Earth and a more distant object, warping space around it.
Day 16 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: A Cosmic Butterfly. The "wings" of the Butterfly Nebula are regions of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees F that are tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour.
Day 12 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: The Cosmic Reef. This giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and its smaller blue neighbor (NGC 2020) are part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, located 163,000 light-years away.
Day 10 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: The Meathook Galaxy. A close view of of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 2442, nicknamed the Meathook Galaxy, owing to its asymmetrical shape. The galaxy lies about 50 million light-years away.
Day 9 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: A Young Nebula. The cosmic pairing of the star Hen 2-427, some 15,000 light-years away, and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it, which is estimated to be no more than 10,000 years old—just a baby.
Day 7 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: A Quiet Center. The delicate, feathery nature of the spiral arms of galaxy NGC 2775 and smooth galactic bulge indicate that the recent history of star formation in its center has been fairly quiet.
Day 6 of the 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: Gazing into the Lagoon. A close view of Messier 8, known as the Lagoon Nebula, a giant cloud of glowing interstellar gas 4,100 light-years away, that is also a stellar nursery.
The 2020 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - It's that time of year again! Every day, from now until Friday, December 25, we'll be featuring a new awe-inspiring image of our universe, courtesy of NASA’s Hubble telescope. Today: The Bubble Nebula.
Day 1 of the 2019 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: A Colossal Shell of Light. Every day until Wednesday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s orbiting telescope—it's my favorite time of year.
Day 10 of the 2019 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: The Lagoon Nebula. An incredible 55 light-years wide and 20 light-years tall - this image shows only a small part of this turbulent region, which lies about 4,000 light-years away.
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 1: A Colossal and Colorful Lagoon. To celebrate its 28th anniversary, Hubble made this spectacular image of glowing clouds of interstellar gas in the Lagoon Nebula in February of 2018.
Day 19 of the 2017 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar: My God, It’s Full of Stars. In 2006, Hubble was pointed at the center of our galaxy in search of other planets. For a week it imaged the stars in a dense collection in the Milky Way's central hub.
Welcome to Day 1 of the 2017 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar! To start the 10th annual edition, a view of the Bubble Nebula, a 7-light-year-wide structure made by a star violently pushing out surrounding clouds of gas.