The Hubble Space Telescope’s launch and deployment in April 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo’s telescope. Our view of the universe and our place within it has never been the same.
The original 1995 image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the Pillars of Creation. Located at the heart of the Eagle Nebula, a favourite feature for amateur astronomers,
July 2009: The Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 6217) in the Ursa Minor constellation
Resembling looming rain clouds on a stormy day, dark lanes of dust crisscross the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. Hubble’s panchromatic vision, stretching from ultraviolet through near-infrared wavelengths
The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) is an image of a small region of space in the constellation Fornax, composited from Hubble Space Telescope data accumulated over a period from September 24, 2003
The Hubble Space Telescope
A disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841. A bright cusp of starlight marks the galaxy’s centre. Spiraling outward are dust lanes that are silhouetted against the population of whitish middle-aged stars
The Tarantula Nebula
The Orion Nebula
The Sombrero Galaxy
Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74. Bright knots of glowing gas light up the spiral arms, indicating a rich environment of star formation. Messier 74, also called NGC 628
A pair of spiral galaxies- UGC 1810 (top), with a disk that is tidally distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813.
The Necklace Nebula, is a recently discovered planetary nebula, the glowing remains of an ordinary, Sun-like star. The Necklace Nebula is located 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagitta.
The Eye of God in the Helix Nebula
A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of the majestic face-on spiral galaxy NGC4911 located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies 320 million light-years away in the northern constellation Coma Berenices
Star V838 Monocerotis’s (V838 Mon) light echo, which is about six light years in diameter. V838 Mon lies about 20,000 light years away toward the constellation of Monoceros the unicorn.
March 2012: An image taken in ultraviolet, visible and red light by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, spans about 100 light-years. The nebula is close enough to Earth that Hubble can resolve individual stars, giving astronomers important information about the stars’ birth and evolution
The planetary nebula NGC 5198
This image, released in September 2009 and taken by the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, shows a clash among members of a famous galaxy
The 100,000 of M72’s stars. M72, which spans about 50 light years and lies about 50,000 light years away, can be seen with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Water Bearer
A close-up view of Saturn’s disk captures the transit of several moons across the face of the gas giant planet. The giant orange moon Titan, larger than the planet Mercury,
A September 2009 image of Jupiter after the telescope was refurbished
A composite of X-rays from Chandra (blue) and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (orange and yellow) of the spiral galaxy NGC 3393.
Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute unveiled the deepest portrait of the visible universe ever achieved in this image released in March 2004
The colourful ‘last hurrah’ of a star. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star’s remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star then makes the material glow
The Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory collaborated to produce an unprecedented image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy
The staggering aftermath of an encounter between two galaxies, resulting in a ring-shaped galaxy and a long-tailed companion taken by the HST.
The Wide Field Camera snapped this image of the planetary nebula, catalogued as NGC 6302, but more popularly called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula.
The planetary nebula designated NGC 2818, which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). The spectacular structure of the planetary nebula contains the outer layers of a star
The Messier 5 (M5), a globular cluster consisting of hundreds of thousands of stars bound together by their collective gravity. M5 is one of the oldest globulars
Via – Telegraph