Top 10 Hubble space images

Top 10 Hubble space images 11

These stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope are taken from the April 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Under the Wing The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), one of the Milky Way’s closest neighbors
Under the Wing The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), one of the Milky Way’s closest neighbors, appears as a Technicolor swirl in this composite image

“Pillars of Creation” are among the most recognizable of the thousands the Hubble Space Telescope has created
Pillars of Creation: images of the “Pillars of Creation” are among the most recognizable of the thousands the Hubble Space Telescope has created [NASA, ESA, AND THE HUBBLE]
The Hubble Space Telescope revisited the subject of one of its most iconic images: the Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation”. The 2015 image shows the pillars as seen in infrared light, which pierces through obscuring dust and gas to reveal a differe [NASA, ESA AND HUBBLE]
The Hubble Space Telescope revisited the subject of one of its most iconic images: the Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation”. The 2015 image shows the pillars as seen in infrared light, which pierces through obscuring dust and gas to reveal a different [NASA, ESA AND HUBBLE]
Crab Nebula, showing countless branchlike filaments of hydrogen gas throughout the remnant of a supernova explosion
Crab Nebula, showing countless branchlike filaments of hydrogen gas throughout the remnant of a supernova explosion [NASA, ESA, J. HESTER AND A. LOL]
 This iconic Hubble image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1300 is suffused with detail—bright blue young stars
Peerless Beauty. This iconic Hubble image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1300 is suffused with detail—bright blue young stars, the dust lanes spiraling around the bright nucleus, distant galaxies shining through [NASA, ESA, and The Hubble]
Over several months in 2002, Hubble captured a cosmic spectacle—a ragged balloon of dust that appeared to expand around the star V838 Monocerotis
Echo of Light. Over several months in 2002, Hubble captured a cosmic spectacle—a ragged balloon of dust that appeared to expand around the star V838 Monocerotis. In reality, an expanding blast of the star’s light was illuminating the dust cloud [NASA, ESA and H.E. Bond (STScI)]
Star Power. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 looks through the Horsehead Nebula in a uniquely detailed infrared image
Star Power. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 looks through the Horsehead Nebula in a uniquely detailed infrared image [NASA, ESA, and the Hubble]
Saturn’s Parade of Moons Four moons of Saturn passed in front of their parent planet in this 2009 Hubble image [NASA, ESA, AND THE HUBBLE
Saturn’s Parade of Moons Four moons of Saturn passed in front of their parent planet in this 2009 Hubble image [NASA, ESA, AND THE HUBBLE
Eerie Fog Like an ominous fog swirling around a street lamp, a nebula 1,499 light-years away in the constellation Orion burns dimly, illuminated by hot, massive stars embedded inside the gas cloud
Eerie Fog Like an ominous fog swirling around a street lamp, a nebula 1,499 light-years away in the constellation Orion burns dimly, illuminated by hot, massive stars embedded inside the gas cloud [NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage]
Cat’s Eye Nebula, reveals at least 11 previously unknown concentric rings and knots of glowing gas blown out into space by a dying sunlike star
Cat’s Eye Nebula, reveals at least 11 previously unknown concentric rings and knots of glowing gas blown out into space by a dying sunlike star [NASA, ESA, HEIC, AND THE HUBBLE]

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