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Hubble Takes a Spiral Snapshot | NASA

Hubble Takes a Spiral Snapshot

The luminous heart of the galaxy M61 dominates this image, framed by its winding spiral arms threaded with dark tendrils of dust.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is "seeing double." Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, Hubble astronomers found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble’s crisp view.

Hubble Spots Double Quasars in Merging Galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is "seeing double." Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, Hubble astronomers found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble’s crisp view.

Hubble Spots a Galaxy with a Peculiar Arm | NASA Woodworking At Home, Winged Horse, Spiral Galaxy, Hubble Images, Hubble Space Telescope, Pictures Of The Week, Deep Space, Milky Way, Astronomy

Hubble Spots a Galaxy with a Peculiar Arm

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features NGC 7678.

Hubble Shows Us the Future | NASA Galaxy Collision, Whirlpool Galaxy, Star Formation, Hubble Space Telescope, Dark Matter, Ancient Greece, Milky Way, Solar System, Night Skies

Hubble Shows Us the Future

Sometime in the far distant future, about 4 billion years from now, our Milky Way galaxy will collide with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as illustrated in this artist rendition.

Hubble Views a Galaxy with Faint Threads | NASA Black Eye Galaxy, Cosmos, Juno Spacecraft, Earth City, Physics And Mathematics, Hubble Space Telescope, Image Of The Day, Light Year, Space Exploration

Hubble Views a Galaxy with Faint Threads

Known as NGC 1947, this galaxy was discovered almost 200 years ago by James Dunlop, a Scottish-born astronomer who later studied the sky from Australia. NGC 1947 can only be seen from the southern hemisphere, in the constellation Dorado (the Dolphinfish).

Hubble Beholds a Big, Beautiful Blue Galaxy | NASA Galaxy Names, Cosmos, Solar System Exploration, Nasa Goddard, Spiral Galaxy, Hubble Images, Hubble Photos, Hubble Space Telescope, Image Of The Day

Hubble Beholds a Big, Beautiful Blue Galaxy

NGC 2336 is the quintessential galaxy — big, beautiful, and blue — and it is captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) has been named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope after the agency's first Chief of Astronomy, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe! Cosmos, Rogue Planet, James Webb Space Telescope, Nancy Grace, Astronomical Observatory, Planetary System, Dark Energy, Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa Space

New ‘Eyewear’ to Deepen the View of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to explore even more cosmic questions, thanks to a new near-infrared filter. The upgrade will allow the observatory to see longer wavelengths of light, opening up exciting new opportunities for discoveries from the edge of our solar system to the farthest reaches of space.

Hubble Looks at a ‘Black Eye’ Galaxy | NASA Galaxy Images, Nasa Images, Black Eye Galaxy, Nasa Goddard, Astronomy Pictures, Spiral Galaxy, Solar System Exploration, Hubble Space Telescope, Image Of The Day

Hubble Looks at a ‘Black Eye’ Galaxy

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features NGC 4826 — a spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair).

Hubble Sees a Stellar Furnace | NASA Star Formation, Hubble Space Telescope, Image Of The Day, Earth From Space, Pictures Of The Week, Astrophysics, Milky Way, Beautiful, Shades

Hubble Sees a Stellar Furnace

An orange glow radiates from the center of NGC 1792, the heart of this stellar furnace.

Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’ | NASA Telescope Images, Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa Hubble Images, Cosmos, Virgo Constellation, Image Of The Day, Light Year, Earth, Stunning View

Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’

Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold.

Soon, through the power of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers will look back to that raucous, early period in a deep-sky survey to trace the formation and evolution of the first galaxies. James Webb Space Telescope, To Trace, Space Time, The More You Know, Looking Back, Nasa, Galaxies, Universe, Neon Signs

Galaxies Through Time

Soon, through the power of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers will look back to that raucous, early period in a deep-sky survey to trace the formation and evolution of the first galaxies.

Hubble Snaps Stunning Barred Spiral Galaxy | NASA Hubble Space Telescope, Space And Astronomy, Cosmos, Nasa Goddard, German English, Image Of The Day, Light Year, Space Exploration, Science And Nature

Hubble Snaps Stunning Barred Spiral Galaxy

First discovered in 1798 by German-English astronomer William Herschel, NGC 613 is a galaxy which lies in the southern constellation of Sculptor 67 million light-years away.

Citizen Scientists Help Create 3D Map of Cosmic Neighborhood | NASA Spitzer Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Space And Astronomy, Nasa Space, Planeta Nibiru, Star Facts, Les Aliens, Gas Giant, Orion Nebula

Citizen Scientists Help Create 3D Map of Cosmic Neighborhood

Is our solar system located in a typical Milky Way neighborhood? Scientists have gotten closer to answering this question.

Hubble Views a Dazzling ‘Fireworks Galaxy’ | NASA Carl Sagan, Nasa, Hubble Pictures, Galaxy Images, Universe Today, Spiral Galaxy, Star Formation, Hubble Space Telescope, Image Of The Day

Hubble Views a Dazzling ‘Fireworks Galaxy’

In the last century alone, NGC 6946 has experienced 10 observed supernovae, earning its nickname as the Fireworks Galaxy.

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, depicts GAL-CLUS-022058s, located in the southern hemisphere constellation of Fornax (the Furnace). Fotos Do Hubble, Hubble Photos, Nasa Hubble Images, Hubble Space Telescope, Space And Astronomy, Einstein, Carl Sagan, Cosmos, Eclipse Solar

Hubble Sees a ‘Molten Ring’

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, depicts GAL-CLUS-022058s, located in the southern hemisphere constellation of Fornax (the Furnace).

On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole | NASA Nasa Pictures, Nasa Images, Daily Pictures, Nasa Photos, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmos, Different Galaxies, Solar Mass

On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole

Astronomers are searching for signs of a supermassive black hole in the galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Scientists think this galaxy underwent a merger with another galaxy, which could have caused a newly formed larger black hole to be ejected. Astronomers do not yet know what happened to this giant black hole.