Spiral in a glittering galaxy

NASA/ESA Hubble A spiral galaxy peeps through a sparkling array of stars in this image of ESO 318-13 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the dazzling spray of stars and far-off galaxies; take in the objects near and far. What shapes or stories do you...

Whale of a Galaxy

Credit: ESA and NASA Stars burst into life in the belly of the Whale Galaxy in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the bright glow from the galaxy’s central bulge, the dust patterns and star clouds in the image. What pictures does your...

Violent Spiral

Credit: NASA/CXC/NCSU/S.Reynolds et al. Like a snake reaching back over itself, the Kepler Supernova shows a complicated spiral in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Explore the remains and expanding shell of this blasted star. What stories does...

Spiral Z

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Glowing gas and starlight with dark bands of interstellar dust create a cosmic letter Z in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 1300 is considered the typical barred spiral galaxy. Explore the...

Spectacular Spiral “S”

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Star clouds sweep around a spectacular spiral “S” in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the heart of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy. This image is one of the sharpest views of our near neighbor...