This nebula, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on August is about light-years away. Hubble completed its orbit in its year of exploration and discovery, and in doing so took a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal.
A rose made of galaxies *This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
infinity-imagined: Super Star Cluster Westerlund This cluster is so massive that it is expected to eventually evolve into a globular cluster. It hosts a dozen O-class hypergiant stars, each one with a luminosity - times greater than that of our Sun.
A dusty spiral galaxy appears to be rotating on edge, like a pinwheel, as it slides through the larger, bright galaxy NGC in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
The new Hubble photo of the pillars of creation in the Eagle Nebula is sharper than the original. The bluish coloration near the dense edges is gas that is heated by nearby young stars & is being dissipated into space.