Despite being just over 130 million light-years away, the orientation of galaxy NGC5468 makes it easier to spot new stars as they appear. We see it face on, meaning we can see the galaxy’s loose, open spiral in beautiful detail in images: …

in 1993, astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour used the shuttle's robotic arm to reach out and capture the Hubble Space Telescope to prepare the telescope for its very first servicing mission. For more images from this mission: …

RT NASAhistory: After the NASAHubble Space Telescope launched in 1990, blurry images revealed a problem with the primary mirror.

After several years of careful planning STS-61 was launched on a 5 spacewalk repair mission. The first spacewalk began at 1…

RT NASAhistory: In preparation for STS-61, the first NASAHubble Space Telescope servicing mission, which launched in 1993, NASA Astronaut Jeff Hoffman wears a virtual reality helmet and gloves to practice positioning the Space Shuttle Endeavour's ro…

Happy ! Hubble has helped us learn a lot about black holes and some discoveries are just plain weird. We couldn't recap them all, but here are our top 5: go.nasa.gov/2OujDRf

This duo is named Arp 293. The two, friendly galaxies are interacting, their mutual gravitational attraction pulling wisps of gas and streams of dust from them, distorting their shapes, and gently smudging and blurring their appearances: …

Have you heard of the Hubble Deep Field, showing galaxies in a tiny part of sky near the Big Dipper? Did you know there's a Hubble Deep Field South? This image, released in November 1998, shows galaxies in the southern constellation Tucana.

Today is ! Did you know that Hubble is currently NASA's only astrophysics mission able to take images in ultraviolet light? Learn more about the types of light Hubble detects: nasa.gov/content/explore-light

Spectroscopy can tell us about a galaxy’s type and composition, the density and temperature of any emitting gas, the star formation rate, or how massive the galaxy’s central black hole might be. So, what did we learn about NGC 3749? Find ou…

Born 130 years ago, astronomer Edwin Hubble studied fuzzy “nebulae” and found that many are actually galaxies beyond our own. The galaxies here were imaged by the Hubble telescope (named for Edwin) and belong to the huge Coma Cluster:…

RT NASA: A Kuiper Belt object spotted by NASAHubble & visited by NASANewHorizons was officially named this week. With consent from Powhatan Tribal elders and representatives, it is now known as "Arrokoth," meaning “sky” in the Powhatan/Algonquian languag…

Many galaxies we see with Hubble look similar: spiral arms, a glowing center, & bright specks of star formation with dark ripples of dust weaving throughout. Spiral galaxy NGC 772 is no exception: nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard

This beautiful, bow-tie-shaped nebula was produced by a dying star similar to our Sun. Called NGC 2440, it lies in the constellation Puppis, about 4,000 light-years from Earth: go.nasa.gov/2O2F1f7

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: …

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