Hubble Space Telescope

Apr 23, 2015, 15:40 PM IST
This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the tip of the three-light-year-long pillar in a stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away from the Earth. Composed of gas and dust, the structure is illuminated by light from hot, massive stars off the top of the image. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the tip of the three-light-year-long pillar in a stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away from the Earth. Composed of gas and dust, the structure is illuminated by light from hot, massive stars off the top of the image. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300. It is considered to be prototypical of barred spiral galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300. It is considered to be prototypical of barred spiral galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, known as the Antennae Galaxies.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, known as the Antennae Galaxies.

This infrared image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows part of NGC 2174, the Monkey Head Nebula. The structure lies about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This infrared image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows part of NGC 2174, the Monkey Head Nebula. The structure lies about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows Messier 57, the Ring Nebula. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows Messier 57, the Ring Nebula. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust in the Carina Nebula which is being eaten away by the light from nearby bright stars. Inside, infant stars fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust in the Carina Nebula which is being eaten away by the light from nearby bright stars. Inside, infant stars fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows M106 with additional information captured by amateur astronomers Robert Gendler and Jay GaBany. Gendler combined Hubble data with his own observations to produce this color image. It is a relatively nearby spiral galaxy, a little over 20 million light-years away. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows M106 with additional information captured by amateur astronomers Robert Gendler and Jay GaBany. Gendler combined Hubble data with his own observations to produce this color image. It is a relatively nearby spiral galaxy, a little over 20 million light-years away. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows M66, the largest of the Leo Triplet galaxies. It has asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core most likely caused by the gravitational pull of the other two members of the trio. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows M66, the largest of the Leo Triplet galaxies. It has asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core most likely caused by the gravitational pull of the other two members of the trio. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This false-color image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Carina Nebula. Outflowing winds and intense ultraviolet radiation from the large stars shape the material that is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which the stars were born. Red corresponds to sulfur, green to hydrogen, and blue to oxygen emission. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This false-color image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Carina Nebula. Outflowing winds and intense ultraviolet radiation from the large stars shape the material that is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which the stars were born. Red corresponds to sulfur, green to hydrogen, and blue to oxygen emission. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A. It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A. It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Orion Nebula and the proceess of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Orion Nebula and the proceess of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the entire Crab Nebula. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the entire Crab Nebula. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 6543, the Cat's Eye Nebula. A planetary nebula forms when Sun-like stars gently eject their outer gaseous layers that form bright nebulae.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 6543, the Cat's Eye Nebula. A planetary nebula forms when Sun-like stars gently eject their outer gaseous layers that form bright nebulae.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy UGC 10214 with the long streamer of stars. Its distorted shape was caused by another galaxy passing nearby. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy UGC 10214 with the long streamer of stars. Its distorted shape was caused by another galaxy passing nearby. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows nearly 10,000 galaxies in the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos, cutting across billions of light-years. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows nearly 10,000 galaxies in the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos, cutting across billions of light-years. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Eagle Nebula's 'Pillars of Creation.' The dust and gas in the pillars is seared by the intense radiation from young stars and eroded by strong winds from massive nearby stars. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Eagle Nebula's 'Pillars of Creation.' The dust and gas in the pillars is seared by the intense radiation from young stars and eroded by strong winds from massive nearby stars. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and a companion galaxy. The Whirlpool's two curving arms are star-formation factories, compressing hydrogen gas and creating clusters of new stars. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.
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This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and a companion galaxy. The Whirlpool's two curving arms are star-formation factories, compressing hydrogen gas and creating clusters of new stars. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary.