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This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the supernova remnant SNR also known as (top of the image). was a Type Ia supernova, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud -- a neighbouring galaxy of the Milky Way. Cosmos, Helix Nebula, Death Of A Star, Nasa Missions, Dark Energy, Hubble Images, Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa Space, Telescope Images

Mystery Supernova Won’t Say Where It’s From

Behold swirling storms on Jupiter, a monstrous black hole, and the Milky Way's galactic bulge.

Whirlpool Galaxy Hubble caught a cross-section of NGC a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth. - Hubble caught a cross-section of NGC a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth. Telescope Images, Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa Space, Space Photos, Space Images, Cosmos, Dwarf Planet, Nasa Missions, Spiral Galaxy

Codependent Spiral Galaxies Dunno Who They Are Anymore

An up-close of Mars dunes, dwarf planets, and a massive protostar from this week in space.

Hubble The Great Nebula in Orion. or NGC is seen with the naked eye as the middle 'star' in the 'sword' that hangs from Orion's Belt. - Twenty-five years of the Hubble Space Telescope shows us how epic space truly is. Star Formation, Cosmos, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Constellation Orion, Helix Nebula, Carina Nebula, Space Photos, Hubble Images

Space Photos of the Week: Three Young Stars Decide to Peace Out

A close-up of Saturn's moons, deposits on Mars, and erupting lava from this week in space.

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Space Photos of the Week: A Hypergiant Star Is Too Big For Its Britches

Spiraling orbits, galaxy clusters, and ice deposits on Mars, in this week's space photos.

Monster Galaxy Cluster Sheds Light on Cosmic Microwave Background Credit: T. Kitayama (Toho University, Japan)/ESA/Hubble & NASA Hubble and ALMA combine data to show remnants of the beginning of the Universe. Cosmos, Cosmic Microwave Background, Astronomy Pictures, Old Lights, Hubble Images, Hubble Space Telescope, Telescope Images, Space Photos, Light Year

This Is What the Oldest Light in the Universe Looks Like

Space photos of the week, February 19 — 25, 2016.

Hubble The Hubble Telescope captured the spectacular death of a star -- an event that has rarely been seen by astronomers. - The Hubble Telescope captured the spectacular death of a star -- an event that has rarely been seen by astronomers. Planetary Nebula, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Eagle Nebula, Cosmos, Space Photos, Space Images, Nasa Space Pictures, Telescope Pictures

A Rotten Egg Nebula Makes a Stanky Mess

Check out the best space photos of the week.

Galaxy IC 3639 with Obscured Active Galactic Nucleus, a hidden supermassive black hole. Black holes may be hidden behind gas and dust, but NASA's NuSTAR telescope can detect them. These black holes are relatively close to our Milky Way. More info>>> Space Photos, Space Images, Durham, Cosmos, Dance Of Death, Solar Energy System, Solar Power, Solar Panel Installation, Hubble Space Telescope

Space Photos of the Week: A Supermassive Black Hole Just Wants Some Privacy

Space photos of the week, January 8—14, 2017.

Astronomers have discovered a cosmic particle accelerator created by the combination of two of the most powerful phenomena in the cosmos. Nasa Pictures, Nasa Photos, Nasa Images, Cosmos, Space Photos, Space Images, Particle Accelerator, Universe Images, Andromeda Galaxy

Space Photos of the Week: Galaxy Clusters and a Supermassive Black Hole Go BOOM

Space photos of the week, January 1 — 7, 2017.

RCW the remains of a supernova about light-years away, cloaks the neutron star The neutron star may be the slowest-spinning pulsar ever detected, rotating once every hours. PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA Cosmos, Sistema Solar, Virginia Occidental, Neutron Star, Star Formation, Space Photos, Space Images, Science Photos, Pulsar

Space Photos of the Week: A Lazy Supernova in the Sky

Space photos of the week, September 4 — 10, 2016.

The majestic Orion Nebula shows the true power of our Universe. This image shows the heart of the nebula where most star formation is found. Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Helix Nebula, Carina Nebula, Constellation Orion, Hubble Space Telescope, Space And Astronomy, Infrared Telescope, Constellations

Space Photos of the Week: The Orion Nebula Is Getting Pretty Deep, Man

Space photos of the week, July 10—16, 2016.

Hubble As seen by Hubble and Chandra, NASA’s greatest observatories. - As seen by Hubble and Chandra, NASA’s greatest observatories. Fotos Do Hubble, Hubble Photos, Hubble Pictures, Astronomy Pictures, Hubble Images, Crab Nebula, Orion Nebula, Carina Nebula, Helix Nebula

Space Photos of the Week: Crab Nebula's Got An Exploding Heart

Space photos of the week, July 3—9, 2016.

Hubble Images This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the iridescent interior of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighborhood — NGC 1569 is currently a hotbed of vigorous star formation. Hubble Pictures, Hubble Images, Andromeda Galaxy, Whirlpool Galaxy, S4 Wallpaper, Other Galaxies, Nasa Goddard, Cosmos, Star Formation

Space Photos of the Week: Super Star Clusters ... So Hot RN

Space photos of the week, June 26—July 2, 2016.

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Space Photos of the Week: A Star Cluster Gets Patriotic

Space photos of the week, June 19—25, 2016.

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Space Photos of the Week: These Stars Gonna Shock Your Socks Off

Space photos of the week, June 12—18, 2016.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of UGC the most isolated dwarf galaxy in the periphery of the Local Group of Galaxies. Sistema Solar, Cosmos, Nasa Missions, Hubble Images, Space Photos, Space Images, Andromeda Galaxy, Hubble Space Telescope, Image Of The Day

Space Photos of the Week: A Dwarf Galaxy Just Wants Some Alone Time

Space photos of the week, June 5—11, 2016.

Views of Earth from the ISS including Animation The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into. Mind Blowing Images, Remote Sensing, Space Photos, Space Images, International Space Station, Image Of The Day, Earth From Space, Space Travel, Photos Of The Week

Space Photos of the Week: Watch It. This Star's Bustin' Out

Space photos of the week, May 29–June 4, 2016.