New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. This full visible-light image shows that the dark feature resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet’s southern hemisphere.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and M.H. Wong and J. Tollefson (UC Berkeley)
The sphere of space surrounding our galaxy is known as the Local Volume, a region some 35 million light-years in diameter and home to several hundred known galaxies. The subject of this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, a beautiful dwarf irregular galaxy known as PGC 18431, is one of these galaxies
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image presents the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way.
Image Credit: Hubble, Subaru; Composition & Copyright: Roberto ColombariExplanation:
It is one of the more massive galaxies known. A mere 46 million light-years distant, spiral galaxy NGC 2841 can be found in the northern constellation of Ursa Major
. This sharp view of the gorgeous
shows off a striking yellow nucleus and galactic disk. Dust lanes, small, pink star-forming regions, and young blue star clusters are embedded in the patchy, tightly
In contrast, many other spirals exhibit grand, sweeping arms with large star-forming regions. NGC 2841
has a diameter of over 150,000 light-years, even larger than our own
Milky Way and captured by
this composite image
merging exposures from the orbiting 2.4-meter Hubble Space Telescope
and the ground-based 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope
suggest that resulting winds and stellar explosions create plumes of hot gas extending into a halo around
The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch on April 24, 1990.