Hubble's World

  • Released Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Spiral galaxies, exploding stars and distant planets are just some of the amazing scenes the Hubble Space Telescope has captured since its launch in 1990. Now in its 25th year of operations, the spacecraft continues to provide stunning views of celestial objects in the Milky Way and beyond. Of the more than 1 million observations in Hubble's catalog, it's hard to select a handful of exposures that stand out among the rest. But here we present a collection of five spectacular images that made the top of our list.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Cover image courtesy of NASA/ESA/Vanderbilt University/C.R. O'Dell and STScI/M. Meixner, P. McCullough, G. Bacon
UGC 1810 image courtesy of NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA
Trumpler 16 image courtesy of NASA/ESA/Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain/Jesús Maíz Apellániz
Carina Nebula image courtesy of NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA/University of California, Berkeley/N. Smith
M106 image courtesy of NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA/R. Gendler/J. GaBany
Butterfly Nebula image courtesy of NASA/ESA/Hubble

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