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 →

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 →

The Most Evocative Pictures From the Early History of Space Exploration

The Hubble Space Telescope and other modern great observatories have treated us to scrapbooks full of mind-blowing, dazzling views of the universe. The mesmerized public never takes them for granted. Emotionally compelling pictures of our place in space really didn't emerge until the birth of the space program in the late 1950s. Though the early snapshots... Continue Reading →

Hubble Heritage Archive: Gomez’s Hamburger, IRAS 18059-3211

The text and images in this article were originally published on August 1, 2002, and reflect information about Gomez's Hamburger available at that time. HUBBLE ASTRONOMERS FEAST ON AN INTERSTELLAR HAMBURGER Hold the pickles; hold the lettuce. Space is serving up giant hamburgers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a photograph of a strange object... Continue Reading →

The Draw To Life Challenge: How-to Guide

What Is the #DrawToLifeChallenge? The #DrawToLifeChallenge is a fun summer activity series produced by the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) where we invite everyone to transform our Hubble images. Whether it be in the form of a GIF, an electronically created painting, a scanned crayon creation, or an original... Continue Reading →

Two Tales of an Asteroid

The Hubble Space Telescope recently observed an asteroid in the process of falling apart. Known as 6478 Gault, located in the main asteroid belt of our solar system between Mars and Jupiter, and roughly 2.5 miles wide, this asteroid is rotating so fast—about once every 2 hours—that it is literally flinging itself apart. The observations... Continue Reading →

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