Hubble Gives Us a Front Row Seat to the Universe

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. This particular post by Ray Villard also relates to a series of articles available here. Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has... Continue Reading →

Hubble Heritage Archive: NGC 6503

The text and images in this article were originally published on June 8, 2015, and reflect information about NGC 6503 available at that time. Hubble Takes a Look at a Lonely Galaxy Most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters. A neighboring galaxy is never far away. But this galaxy, known as NGC 6503, has found... Continue Reading →

Hubble Heritage Archive: The Cat’s Eye Nebula, NGC 6543

The text and images in this article were originally published on September 9, 2004, and reflect information about NGC 6543 available at that time. DYING STAR CREATES FANTASY-LIKE SCULPTURE OF GAS AND DUST In this detailed view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the so-called Cat's Eye Nebula looks like the penetrating eye of the disembodied sorcerer Sauron from... Continue Reading →

Hubble Heritage Archive: Information Center

The text and images in this section were originally published with the Hubble Heritage Project website (1998–2016), and reflect information available at that time. Welcome to the Hubble Heritage Project Archived Information Center. This information has been designed to stimulate as well as educate the minds of Heritage visitors. Here we investigate details about the... Continue Reading →

Hubble Heritage Archive: Open Cluster Trumpler 14

The text and images in this article were originally published on January 21, 2016, and reflect information about Trumpler 14 available at that time. Hubble Unveils a Tapestry of Dazzling Diamond-Like Stars Resembling an opulent diamond tapestry, this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a glittering star cluster that contains a collection of some... Continue Reading →

A Saturn Yearbook

Saturn plays an inspirational role in astronomy. The simple shape of a sphere with rings around it is the quintessential drawing of a planet. The experience of viewing Saturn and its rings through a telescope for the first time is often an awe-inducing revelation. The magnificent ring system has an allure and a grandeur that... 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: Sombrero Galaxy

The text and images in this article were originally published on October 2, 2003, and reflect information about M104 available at that time. HUBBLE MOSAIC OF THE MAJESTIC SOMBRERO GALAXY NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has trained its razor-sharp eye on one of the universe's most stately and photogenic galaxies, the Sombrero galaxy, Messier 104 (M104).... Continue Reading →

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