Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. About 20,000 light-years away, this stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy: go.nasa.gov/2P53Tq6

Although it looks more like an entity seen through a microscope than a telescope, this rounded object, named NGC 2022, is certainly not algae or tiny, blobby jellyfish 🐙 Instead, it's an orb of gas, cast off by an aging star: …

RT airandspace: Today in 2007, NASAHubble captured this rare edge-on view of the ring system of Uranus.

With the planet's 84-year orbit, these rings are only visible to astronomers observing from Earth every 42 years and were not known to exist in 1965…

Happy ! Hubble astronaut John Grunsfeld is left handed, which made him especially good at getting to 36 hard-to-reach connectors on the left side of Hubble’s power control unit when it was replaced in 2002. Hear more about it: …

Happy ! Do you know about our Hubble Focus e-book series? Check out the free, downloadable collection of e-books including our brand new Hubble Focus: Galaxies through Space and Time: nasa.gov/content/goddard/hubbl

Happy ! Do you know about our Hubble Focus e-book series? Check out the free, downloadable collection of e-books including our brand new Hubble Focus: Galaxies through Space and Time: go.nasa.gov/6304

This galactic duo is known as UGC 2369. The galaxies are interacting, meaning that their mutual gravitational attraction is pulling them closer and closer together and distorting their shapes in the process: go.nasa.gov/2yN6OZF

is the king of the solar system, more massive than all other solar-system planets combined. Although astronomers have been observing the gas-giant planet for hundreds of years, it still remains a mysterious world: go.nasa.gov/2yIQDwB

It's ! Pulsars are cosmic lighthouses, dense stars that sweep beams of radiation across the universe as they spin. This , combining 9 months of Hubble images, shows rings, wisps & jets around the Crab Nebula pulsar.

entry_name No need to pay! All Hubble images are available to the public for free. A great place to start is our flickr page: flickr.com/nasahubble

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Believe it or not, this long, luminous streak is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way. But how could that be? It turns out that we see this galaxy, named NGC 3432, oriented directly edge-on to us from our vantage point here on Earth: …

This illustration shows an exoplanet losing magnesium & iron gas from its atmosphere. This is the first time that "heavy metals"—elements more massive than hydrogen & helium—have been detected escaping from a large gaseous exoplanet orbiting near its sta…

RT NASAblueshift: You've never heard a musical instrument like this galaxy cluster! Click to hear what happens when we translate the light captured in this gorgeous NASAHubble image into sound. 🔊 go.nasa.gov/2GFS0QO

This shows an area where stars are forming, not in our galaxy but in a nearby one known as the Small Magellanic Cloud. A brilliant star cluster called NGC 346 is swaddled in clouds of gas & dust from which the stars formed: …

Every now and then, Hubble glimpses a common object in an interesting or unusual way. This sharply angled perspective can make it seem as if observers are craning to see over NGC3169's spiral arms into the galaxy's bright center: …

The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) holds about a trillion stars and is bigger than our own Milky Way. Find out what Hubble has learned lately about this and other galaxies in our new ebook, Hubble Focus: Galaxies through Space and Time: …

The near-perfect symmetry on display here reveals the incredible complexity of galaxy NGC2985. Multiple spiral arms widen as they whirl outward from the galaxy’s bright core, slowly fading until they disappear into the emptiness of space: …

25 years ago this week, fragments of the broken-up Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into . Hubble watched the strikes, revealing giant plumes and dark impact scars as they appeared on the battered planet: go.nasa.gov/2JC3ZRp

A new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding has been made! The revised measurement falls in the center of a hotly debated question in astrophysics that may lead to a new interpretation of the universe's fundamental properties: …

We are going forward to the Moon by 2024, but did you know that back in 2005, Dr. Jim Garvin and his team of scientists pointed the Hubble Space Telescope at our nearest celestial neighbor for a very important reason?

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