We're celebrating 33 years of Hubble observations today with the release of Hubble's observations of NGC 1333. Read on to find out more about this target, how it was observed, and how the data were processed into this years's anniversary image.
Hubble Celebrates 32 Years in Orbit
As you may have noticed over the years, we like to celebrate the anniversary of Hubble’s launch with a special image that showcases the orbiting observatory’s fantastic light-gathering abilities and tack-sharp views of the cosmos. This year, to mark 32 years in orbit, we pointed Hubble towards an obscure grouping of galaxies known as Hickson... Continue Reading →
What Color Is Mars?
What is "true color"? Is it what our eyes see, or is it something else entirely?
Are the Colors Real?
The most common question we get asked about Hubble images is, "are the colors real?" What folks usually mean is, are these what the images would look like if we could travel in the Starship Enterprise to these cosmic landscapes? Or maybe more practically, if we could look through the Hubble Space Telescope. That would... Continue Reading →