Hubble Heritage Archive: NGC 3132

The text and images in this article were originally published on November 5, 1998, and reflect information about NGC 3132 available at that time. A GLOWING POOL OF LIGHT NGC 3132 is a striking example of a planetary nebula. This expanding cloud of gas, surrounding a dying star, is known to amateur astronomers in the southern... Continue Reading →

Hubble Heritage Archive: Planetary Nebula NGC 5189

The text and images in this article were originally published on December 18, 2012, and reflect information about NGC 5189 available at that time. A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style Tis the season for holiday decorating and tree-trimming. Not to be left out, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary nebula called... Continue Reading →

Hubble Heritage Archive: V838 Monocerotis

The text and images in this article were originally published on March 4, 2003, and reflect information about V838 Monocerotis available at that time. Space Phenomenon Imitates Art in Universe's Version of Van Gogh Painting "Starry Night," Vincent van Gogh's famous painting, is renowned for its bold whorls of light sweeping across a raging night... Continue Reading →

Fields of View

When I worked on the Hubble Space Telescope mission, I made a lot of images from Hubble data that revealed amazing landscapes of space. You can see these images at HubbleSite. Aside from the remarkable colors, resolution and sharpness of the images, one of their other defining characteristics was how small a piece of the... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: A New Take on a Comet’s Impact for Hubble’s 30th

Judy Schmidt is an amateur astronomer and tireless image processor of the Hubble archive. This post details her recent work on the impact of Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter for the BBC/Discovery Science Channel's documentary Hubble: Thirty Years of Discovery. Last September I found myself facing an unusual request. I'd just gotten off the phone with... Continue Reading →

Diving into the Cosmic Reef

This blog post is one in a series marking the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. For more information and resources regarding Hubble’s 30th anniversary, please visit hubblesite. The Hubble Space Telescope recently celebrated its 30th year, looking deep into the cosmos to bring us views that continue to awe and inspire us. The... Continue Reading →

Future Science with Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope’s celebration of thirty years in space this April is a time to not just look back to the tremendous accomplishments that have happened over that span, but also to look forward. Originally conceived as a Great Observatory, Hubble’s flexibility enables a wide range of science. Its ability and willingness to adapt... Continue Reading →

Surfing the Cosmic Reef

This blog post is one in a series marking the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. For more information and resources regarding Hubble’s 30th anniversary, please visit hubblesite. Thirty years is a long time. In fact, thirty years is roughly the span of a generation. Thus, it is no exaggeration to say that an... Continue Reading →

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