NGC1333 is classified as a reflection nebula. The cool gas and dust concentrated in this region is generating new stars whose light is reflecting off the surrounding material, lighting it up and making this object’s presence known to us ✨ …

This galaxy, nicknamed the Sunburst Arc, is almost 11 billion light-years away has been lensed into multiple images by a massive foreground cluster of galaxies. Hubble uses these cosmic magnifying glasses to study objects that would otherwise be too fain…

15 years ago, Hubble released this image of a rare triple eclipse on Jupiter. The infrared image shows Jupiter in pastel colors with dark shadows cast by 3 of its moons. Two moons appear in front of Jupiter. The 3rd is out of the fram…

Galaxies may seem lonely, floating alone in the vast, inky blackness of the sparsely populated cosmos — but looks can be deceiving. NGC 1706 belongs to a galaxy group, which is a group of up to 50 galaxies which are gravitationally bound: …

Usually we share beautiful, tranquil images with you, but in honor of we’re sharing a more ominous, ghostly gallery. 👻🦇 Check it out: nasa.tumblr.com/post/188702571

The Red Spider Nebula might look like a cosmic arachnid, but it's actually the cast-off outer layers of a dying Sun-like star. The hot star's powerful stellar winds create waves in the expelled gas: go.nasa.gov/2PDtl51

Hubble has unveiled a spooky new image staring out from the depths of the cosmos just in time for . The new image reveals the twin galaxies AM 2026-424 — a pair of interacting galaxies that may foreshadow our Milky Way’s own frightening fate: …

IC 4653 is a galaxy just over 80 million light-years away. That may sound like quite a distance, but it’s not far on a cosmic scale. At these kinds of distances, the types and structures of the objects we see are similar to those nearby: …

Nicknamed "The Ghost Head Nebula," NGC 2080 is a star-forming region in a nearby galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. The nebula's two bright "eyes" are blobs of hydrogen and oxygen that glow with the energy from massive, newborn stars: …

Today is . Did you know Hubble technology has been used to help make breast biopsies less painful and has helped with earlier breast cancer detection and treatment? Hear one story about a Hubble science writer and how she benefited…

Galaxy NGC 4380 looks like a special effect straight out of a science fiction or fantasy film, swirling like a gaping portal to another dimension. In the grand scheme of things, though, the galaxy is actually quite ordinary: …

As a Sun-like star nears the end of its life, it can produce a psychedelic work of art in space. The glowing clouds of the Saturn Nebula are the cast-off outer layers of a dying star about 1,400 light-years from Earth: …

2000moxie 88091207Earth Comets & asteroids could help explain how Earth got its oceans, which is still an open scientific question. Most comets are quite small. It doesn’t seem they could deliver enough water (& the right type). But asteroids can be much bigger & could have …

n8dawwggg NASAGoddard Hubble takes images but scientists often call it “data” since we make scientific measurements from it. We took 24 separate images of the comet & combined them to make a clean image. We process the raw images to create the best version but it's not an il…

mortchad NASAGoddard One of my favorites is this mosaic of the Carina Nebula, which contains an incredible variety of objects, showing both star birth and star death - and a turbulent whirlwind of dust and gas, creating a complex tapestry of stellar evol…

vjhyd4 ‘Oumuamua is now heading away from the Sun toward the constellation Pegasus. It passed beyond Jupiter's orbit in May 2018, beyond Saturn's orbit in January 2019, and will pass beyond Neptune's orbit in 2022. It will take ~20,000 years for it to exit the solar system. - Ken

88091207Earth Possibly, but a dangerous impact is unlikely. Rocky debris hits Earth’s atmosphere daily, appearing as meteors that burn in the atmosphere or meteorites that hit the ground. Comets can collide with planets too, as Hubble saw when Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit Jupiter in…

vjhyd4 Comets are usually named for their discoverer. In this case, it is an amateur astronomer named Gennady Borisov, so the name 2I/Borisov means “the second interstellar object, discovered by Borisov”. - Max Mutchler

Makino_Voyager 2I/Borisov came from the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, which indicates that it originated from the galactic plane but does not allow us to determine in which solar system the comet may have formed. - Dr. Ken Carpenter

AdrianoKoehler No, in fact the comet will never get closer to the Sun than the orbit of Mars, so never very close to the Earth. - Max Mutchler

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