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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently celebrated its 21st anniversary of deployment into space. Even after so many years of service, Hubble is still astounding those back on Earth with beautiful images. Such is the case with one of Hubble’s latest, a mesmerizing photo of baby stars in a distant nebula. Nebula RCW... Read more...
NASA’s Webb space telescope continues to show off its ability to capture objects in deep space in sharp detail with new images of Horsehead Nebula. The new images show the top of the “horse’s mane,” or edge of the nebula, capturing the region’s complexity in unprecedented spatial resolution. The iconic Horsehead... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured an enlightening image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant that is located 6,500 light-years from Earth. The Crab has been studied since as far back as 1054 CE by 11th-century astronomers. The top image is a side-by-side comparison of the Crab Nebula as seen by the... Read more...
A team of astronomers shared new images captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) of the iconic Ring Nebula known as Messier 57 (M57). The awe-inspiring images highlight the nebula's labyrinthine allure in astonishing detail. It's like something out of a science-fiction movie. Ms57 is a planetary nebula... Read more...
New research indicates that something is awry within the Butterfly Nebula, also known as NGC 6302. A team of astronomers at the University of Washington found "dramatic changes in the material within the wings," after comparing two pictures captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 and 2020. The team shared... Read more...
A team of researchers have created the first ever computer generated 3D model of the Cat's Eye Nebula, and it is simply purrrfect. The new image also reveals a pair of symmetric rings that encircle the nebula's outer shell. The Cat's Eye Nebula is one of the most complex planetary nebula currently known. It lies... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to unveil secrets of the universe, as it captures a Tarantula Nebula in high-resolution detail. The image also shed light on what astronomers previously thought was an older star. Located approximately 161,000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula lies within the... Read more...
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has shared new pictures of the Flame Nebula that gives the appearance of a wildfire in space. The images were captured using the SuperCam instrument at Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). Capturing photographs in and of space has been on the minds of many as the James Webb... Read more...