Those who are fascinated by the gigantism and mystery of the space and universe definitely know about the Hubble Space Telescope. This space-based observatory is a joint collaboration between European Space Agency and National Aeronautics And Space Administration that was launched in the year 1990.
Hubble is considered one of the biggest as well as most versatile space telescopes for research and mass access to astronomy. Located 600 km above our planet, this telescope has contributed greatly to space research and over the period of more than 25 years has provided us with some incredibly magnificent space images.
1. Antennae Galaxies
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgement: B. Whitmore ( Space Telescope Science Institute) and James Long (ESA/Hubble).
Antennae galaxies are basically two interactive galaxies that lead to the birth of billions of stars.
2. Messier 82
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI) and P. Puxley (NSF).
Messier 82 is a starburst galaxy, which means this galaxy is experiencing a high rate of formation of a star.
3. Dying Star
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
This is a planetary nebula named NGC 6886 which is seen cocooning inside its own gases signifying its death which takes several thousands of years.
4. Newly Formed Stars
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
This is an image of the star-forming region, named N90, and the blue dots are newly born stars.
5. Double Star Cluster
Image Credit: ESA, NASA and Martino Romaniello (European Southern Observatory, Germany)
This is a globe-shaped star cluster located in our nearby dwarf galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud. This cluster is encircled by filamentary nebulosity that has a main star cluster right at the centre and another smaller one on the right side of this photo.
6. Crab Nebula
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University). Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)
A detailed image of the Crab Nebula, one of the most interesting objects of astronomy.
7. Starburst Cluster
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), F. Paresce (National Institute for Astrophysics, Bologna, Italy), E. Young (Universities Space Research Association/Ames Research Center), the WFC3 Science Oversight Committee, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
A starburst is a phenomenon that leads to an exceptionally high rate of formation of stars. This image is a starburst cluster located at Carina constellation.
8. Stellar Demise
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
This mind blowing image is actually of a dying star and the wing-like formation is of hot gas that calculates around 20,000 degrees Celsius.
9. Star V838 Monocerotis
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
Star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) is seen encircled by dusty cloud structures. This particular effect is called light echo.
10. Cassiopeia A (Cas A)
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgement: Robert A. Fesen (Dartmouth College, USA) and James Long (ESA/Hubble)
The aftermath of a supernova explosion, Cassiopeia A (Cas A).
11. Nebula Inside Star Cluster
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
NGC 2818 is a planetary nebula that is located inside NGC 2818A, an open star cluster. The distance between the two is 10,000 light-years.
12. Sombrero Galaxy
Image Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA
An image of a Sombrero Galaxy, named Messier 104 (M104). This happens to be one of the most photogenic galaxies.
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