The Orion Nebula is 1,500 light years from Earth and is located in Orion’s belt in the constellation Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae – and is visible to the naked eye on a clear, dark night. The Niharika is the nearest star-forming region of the Earth.
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990 from Space Shuttle Discovery.
Hubble has given us several images of his neighbor Mars. This image was taken in 2003 when Mars made its closest approach in about 60,000 years. On August 27, 2003, the two were only 34.6 million miles apart from the world center to the center. In contrast, Mars may be approximately 249 million miles away from Earth.
In 2007, Hubble showed this photo of Ganymede stepping out from under Jupiter. Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system, and is larger than Mercury.
Hubble captured this image of Saturn in 2004, a scene so sharp that some small rings of the planet are visible.
In this image taken in 1997, Hubble tracked the clouds over Uranus. This image is a combination of three near-infrared images. The rings of the planet are prominent in the near infrared. Uranus’s 27 moons can be seen in both images. Uranus is about 1.75 billion miles from Earth.
Hubble captured this image of Neptune in the distant blue-green world in 2005. Fourteen different colored filters were used to help scientists learn more about Neptune’s atmosphere. Neptune is about 2.8 billion miles from Earth.
Hubble discovered four of Pluto’s five moons. In 2005: Knicks and Hydra reunited. Hubble discovered Kerberos in 2011 and Stylux in 2012. The new discovery was included in Pluto’s big moon, Charon, which was discovered in 1978. Styles was discovered by scientists using Hubble to discover potential threats to the New Horizons spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015. . Pluto is about 2.9 billion miles from Earth.
The iconic Horsehead Nebula is a favorite target for astronomers. Look carefully and you will see that the stars look like a horse’s head. This Hubble image captures the nebula at infrared wavelengths. The nebula is 1,600 light years away from Earth.
The cat’s eye nebula is a bunch of glowing gases that are dropped into space by a dying star. This image of the Hubble Space Telescope shows details of structures including high-speed gas jets and unusual knots of gas. This color image is a combination of three images taken at different wavelengths. The nebula is estimated to be 1,000 years old. It is about 3,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Draco.
The bug, or butterfly nebula with its wings looks like a butterfly that extends across the galaxy. It is actually a cloud of gas shed by a dying star. Scientists say the gas is over 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit and circulating in space at more than 600,000 miles an hour. The image was taken with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, a camera installed on Hubble in May 2009 while being upgraded by its astronaut shuttle. The nebula is about 3,800 light years away in the Scorpius constellation.
Astronomers combined several Hubble images taken in 2014 to create an advanced view of Hubble’s iconic 1995 “Pillars of Creation” image. The new image shows a wider view of the columns, about 5 light-years high. The pillars are part of a small area of the Eagle Nebula, which is about 6,500 light years from Earth.
It is 7,500 light years from Earth in the vast Niharika constellation Carina. It is one of the largest and brightest nebulae and a nursery for new stars. It also contains many stars, which are at least 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun, including Eta Carinae, one of the most talented stars and one of the most massive stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Our own Milky Way, one of the closest neighbors of the Andromeda Galaxy, can be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look on a clear, dark night. In 2012, scientists using Habbal’s data estimated that Andromeda would hit the Milky Way in about four billion years. Andromeda is 2.5 million light years from Earth.
The Cigar Galaxy is 12 million light years away. It gets its name from its shape: from the Earth it looks like a long elliptical disk.
It is said to be one of the most photogenic galaxies: the Sombrero Galaxy looks like a giant wide rim of Mexican cap, like stars. This can be seen using a small telescope. It is about 28 million light years from Earth.
This cluster of galaxies is about 290 million light years from Earth. It is named after its explorer French astronomer Edouard Stefan, who first saw it in 1877.
Hubble captured this image of a group of interconnected galaxies called Arp 273. The larger galaxy has a center disk that is pulled down from its companion and deformed into a rose-like shape.
In 2004, astronomers unveiled the darkest picture of the universe seen to date. Called the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field, the million-second-long exposure shows the first galaxy to emerge soon after the Big Bang. The image shows an estimated 10,000 galaxies. In 2012, astronomers assembled an enhanced image called the Hubble Extreme Deep Field. This combined 10 years of photographs of the Hubble Space Telescope taken from a patch of sky in the center of the original Hubble Ultra-Deep field. The new image contains about 5,500 galaxies.
This 2018 Hubble image shows the Lagoon Nebula, a fourth nursery filled with baby stars. In the center of this image, a young star emits ultraviolet radiation 200,000 times faster than our sun.
Even stars like blowing bubbles. This 2016 image shares a view of Hubble’s Bubble Nebula, where a superhot, giant star is blowing a giant bubble into space. The nebula is 7 light years across.
The Cone Nebula is a turbulent star-forming column of gas and dust. It is 7 light years long, but this image, taken by Hubble in 2002, shows the top 2.5 light-years (which is equivalent to 23 million round trips to the Moon). Ultraviolet radiation causes hydrogen gas to emit a terrible red glow.
This is a detailed look at the section of the slowly spreading supernova, or the remains of an exploding star. Hubble took this image 2,100 light-years away from the Veil Nebula in 2015. The star was once 20 times more massive than our Sun, but only the gas heads remain.
In 2009, NASA’s Great Observatories, including Hubble, as well as the Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, combined their observatory power to create this unprecedented composite image of the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Infrared and X-ray light captured by telescopes can be seen here. Hubble’s contributions are in yellow, Spitzer’s observations are in red, and lunar blue and purple.
Hubble teamed up with Spitzer in 2006 to create this stunning image of the Orion Nebula. The image combines visual, infrared and ultraviolet light. The community of big stars represents yellow at the heart of the image.
Hubble captured this view of a wide light halo around the star V838 Monocarotis in 2004.
The M83 is a nearby spiral galaxy, and this 2014 Hubble image shows its thousands of clusters of stars and supernova remnants. Young stars can be seen in pink bubbles of hydrogen gas.
This infrared light image taken by Hubble in 2014 depicts the Monkey Head Nebula, where Starbelt is with us 6,400 light years away. Dust clouds and glowing gases rotate together here, which represent the material forming stars.
This ultraviolet light observation of the giant Eta Carine star was taken by Hubble in 2019. This star is the largest of the two that revolve around each other. This is known as violent outbreaks, as evident by the bubbles here.
Fireworks in the space are even more beautiful. In 2015, Hubble captured this image of a giant cluster of 3,000 stars. It is called Westerlund 2, 20,000 light years away from Earth.