Eye of Stars

NASA/ESA Hubble Set against a starry backdrop, ESO 456-67 glows like a cat’s eye or in the shape of Mas Amedda from Star Wars in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the planetary nebula ESO 456-67. What shapes do you see? Leave a note in...

Ethereal Purple Petals

ESO Purple petals, an eerie purplish eye or tire glow in this image from the European Southern Observatory. IC 5148, or the Spare Tire Nebula, is a planetary nebula with a diameter of just a couple of light-years. It is one of fastest expanding planetary nebula known...

Sparks in the Dark

NASA/ESA Hubble Violent things can come in small faint packages as shown in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the starburst galaxy NGC 3738. Explore the glowing red reservoirs of hydrogen gas, filaments of dust, and diffuse glow of thousands of stars in...

Arching Eyebrow Frames Galactic Eye

NASA, ESA An arching lane of dark dust resembles an eyebrow above a blue eye in this image of Arp 116 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore this unusual galactic pair. What stories or pictures do you see? Leave a note in the comments below. These two...

Colossal Fireworks

X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G.Cassam-Chenaï, J.Hughes et al.; Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell; Optical: Middlebury College/F.Winkler, NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS An expanding translucent bubble is all that remains of a star in this...