The Hubble Space Telescope and The Spitzer Space Telescope teamed up to create what just
might be the most incredible deep sky images ever. Focusing both mighty instruments at the
incredibly photogenic Orion Nebula let astronomers create this spectacular image.
The Hubble Telescope shoots in visible light while Spitzer shoots at infrared wavelengths.
The combined data far exceeds what either could do by itself and is simply one of the most
amzaing astronomical images of all time.
One of the most unusual stellar
formations, Eta Carinae, observed by the Hubble Telescope has baffled astrophysicists. A
variable blue stellar object, many times more massive than our Sun continues to defy
current explanations. Mankinds current theory for the star Eta Carinae has two
unique features, first with stellar mass being ejected from the polar regions of the star.
A conclusion that scientists have reached, points to these locations as the path of least
resistance. The other unique feature of this stellar formation pertains to the disk of
stellar material radiating outward along its present equator. The puzzle is only partially
solved by mankind, is correct in pinpointing the location of where the expulsion of
stellar mass occurs, the Polar Regions, verified by observation of the stellar region by
A nebula, the stars are in the foreground.
This infrared image from NASAs
Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by
amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.
The nebula, located about 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, belongs to a
class of objects called planetary nebulae. Discovered in the 18th century, these colorful
beauties were named for their resemblance to gas-giant planets like Jupiter.
NGC7293, The Helix Nebula
The Dumbell Nebula
Hubble Optical Image
of Crab Nebula
This composite image of the Crab Nebula was assembled from 24 individual exposures taken
with the NASA Hubble Space Telescopes Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 in October
1999, January 2000, and December 2000. It is one of the largest images taken by Hubble and
is the highest resolution image ever made of the entire Crab Nebula.
Giant galaxies werent assembled in
a day. Neither was this Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier
101 (M101). It is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy that has ever
been released. The galaxys portrait is actually composed of 51 individual Hubble
exposures, in addition to elements from images from ground-based photos. The final
composite image measures a whopping 16,000 by 12,000 pixels.
unusual image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the celestial
equivalent of a geode - a gas cavity carved by the stellar wind and intense ultraviolet
radiation from a young hot star.
This image was assembled from images
taken in January thru February 2006. It is an image of a galactic cluster in the
constellation Centaurus, inspiringly known as Abell S0740.
The big blob in the middle is a elliptical galaxy called ESO
325-G004 (yeah, I know. Point that out on a date and see if it gets you laid).
This is what the Hubble ACS camera did best. It was an amazing
(Oct. 17, 2007)
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found out the true nature of a dwarf galaxy
that astronomers had for a long time identified as one of the youngest galaxies in the
Universe. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made observations of
the galaxy I Zwicky 18 which seem to indicate that it is in fact much older and much
farther away than previously thought.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured
a spectacular image of NGC 3603, a giant nebula hosting one of the most prominent massive
young clusters in the Milky Way, thus supplying a prime template for star formation