This image released by NASA and made by the Spitzer
Space Telescope shows a glowing stellar nursery. The infrared image was obtained by
Spitzer's infrared array camera. The Spitzer Space Telescope was named after the late Dr.
Lyman Spitzer, Jr., one of the 20th century's most influential scientists, who in the
mid-1940s first proposed placing telescopes in space.
Space Shuttle Discovery
"Return to Flight"
launches at the Kennedy Space Center
on July 26, 2005
By a Challenger crew member,
June 22, 1983
"Scenes of the Space Shuttle Challenger taken with a 70mm camera onboard the shuttle
A nice view of the Northern Lights from Space
Picture of galaxy from far, far
away...Taken with the Hubble Telescope
This new Hubble image reveals the
gigantic Pinwheel galaxy, one of the best known examples of grand design
spirals, and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image
is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever taken with Hubble.
Fireworks of Star Formation Light Up a
Located some 13 million light-years from Earth, NGC 4214 is
currently forming clusters of new stars from its interstellar gas and dust. In this Hubble
image, we can see a sequence of steps in the formation and evolution of stars and star
clusters. The picture was created from exposures taken in several color filters with
Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.
Light and Shadow in the Carina Nebula
Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within
the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula,"
obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four
different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2,
which used six different color filters. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately
circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula, named in the 19th century by Sir
Scanning the heavens for the first time
since the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope imaged
a giant, cosmic magnifying glass, a massive cluster of galaxies called Abell 2218. This
'hefty' cluster resides in the constellation Draco, some 2 billion light-years from Earth.
The cluster is so massive that its enormous gravitational field deflects light rays
passing through it, much as an optical lens bends light to form an image.
Close up of the sun. Very nice image of
an eruptive prominence.
The Galileo spacecraft took the image in
1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The image shows a partial view
of the Earth centered on the Pacific Ocean about latitude 20 degrees south. The west coast
of South America can be observed as well as the Caribbean; swirling white cloud patterns
indicate storms in the southeast Pacific. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of
the Moon is the Tycho impact basin. The lunar dark areas are lava rock filled impact