Birth of a star! This image of Herbig-Haro object HH combines radio observations acquired with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) with much shorter wavelength visible light observations from ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT).
Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe — among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the telescope. - Image Credit: NASA, ESA et al
Arp 227 consists of two galaxies in the constellation Pisces: the large lenticular galaxy ly across) NGC 474 about 93 mly away; and the spiral galaxy NGC 470 about 95 mly away. They lie at a separation of about ly.
This stunning false-colour picture shows off the many sides of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. Located light-years away, Cassiopeia A is the remnant of a once massive star that died in a violent supernova explosion 325 years ago.
NGC the Iris Nebula. W/in the Iris, dusty nebular material sur-rounds a hot, young star. The dom-inant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight.
Astronomy Picture of the Day for 31 Dec The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most famous nebulae on the sky. It is visible as the dark indentation to the red emission nebula in the center of the photograph.
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected circularly polarized light emitted from a dying star collapsing into a black hole. Above is an artist's impression of the collapsing event, which is known as a gamma-ray burst.
This is called the Water Fall Nebula. You can find more info here.
The Arches Cluster is the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way, and is located about 100 light years distant, in the constellation Sagittarius. So beautiful. How can people not know heaven is a real, physical place?
Each year the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope releases a brand new image to celebrate its birthday. This year, the subject of its celebratory snap is part of the Monkey Head Nebula, last viewed by Hubble in creating a stunning image released in known as…
This image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than years ago.Â Â Image credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
The Eridanus Void. This area shows almost no signs of cosmic matter, meaning no stars, planets, solar systems or clouds of cosmic dust. Researchers couldn't even find dark matter, which is invisible but measurable by matter once present in the region.