In true Friday the 13th style, a star appears to have been torn apart and devoured by a ravenous supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy NGC 1589. Hubble is investigating the alleged cosmic crime:

An expanding cloud of gas given off by a dying Sun-like star, this planetary nebula named NGC 3132 is also known as the Southern Ring Nebula. Found in the constellation Vela, it can be seen by amateur astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere…

Astronomers using Hubble data have turned to slime mold, simple single-cell organisms, to help them trace the universe's large-scale network of filaments known as the cosmic web:

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Its orientation to us, while not exactly face-on, allows us to see NGC 3887’s spiral arms and central bulge in detail, making it an ideal target for studying a spiral galaxy’s winding arms and the stars within them:

It's ! Hubble often observes celestial objects that are named after animals or look like animals when some imagination is applied. This shows two galaxies, known as Arp 142, that resemble a bird protecting its egg: …

Spiral galaxy NGC 691 was one of thousands of objects discovered by astronomer William Herschel during his prolific decades-long career — almost 200 years before the Hubble Space Telescope was even launched:

This shows a thin section of a supernova remnant, produced when a massive star exploded. Observers on Earth witnessed this particular explosion in the year 1006, when it appeared brighter than Venus, so the supernova is called SN 1006: …

Seen almost face on, NGC4689 appears less like a spiral galaxy and more like a smudged fingerprint. No matter how good the image quality, there is little contrast between the spiraling arms and the less dense areas in between. Find out why:…

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New evidence from Hubble indicates the shape of the Sombrero galaxy is the result of major galaxy mergers, though its smooth disk shows no signs of recent disruption:

The Ant Nebula (also known as Menzel 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant. It's produced by a dying Sun-like star as it sheds its outer layers of gas. For more information:

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NGC 2008 is located ~425 million light-years from Earth. Discovered in 1834 by astronomer John Herschel, this galaxy is categorized as a type Sc galaxy in the Hubble sequence, a system used to classify the various morphologies of galaxies: …

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As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 30th year in operation, the team behind Hubble will receive the 2020 Collins Trophy for Current Achievement from the airandspace museum. Read more about this prestigious award:

Dark clouds of dust & gas float in front of a bright nebula where new stars are forming. First found by astronomer A.D. Thackeray in 1950, they're known as Thackeray's Globules:

Unmistakably a spiral, NGC 5364 is also something known as a grand design spiral galaxy — a descriptive name deserved by only one-tenth of spirals:

In February 1995, Hubble captured this image of a bow shock near the star LL Orionis in the Orion Nebula. It's formed as a strong "wind" of particles from the star collides with slow-moving gas in the nebula. For more information: …

Barred spiral galaxy NGC7541 appears to have a higher-than-usual star formation rate, adding weight to the theory that spiral bars act as stellar nurseries, funneling inward the material and fuel needed to create new baby stars: …

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