A Confused Galactic V

NASA/ESA Hubble Check out a galactic-sized “flying V in this image of interacting galaxies IC 2184 from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the two nearly edge-on galaxies as they begin their billion-year-long dance. What shapes or stories do you see in...

Dark Banded S

ESO A dark, warped band of dust resembling a shallow ‘S’ curls through the center of galaxy Centaurus A in this image from the European Southern Observatory. Explore the deepest view of this active galaxy. What shapes or stories do you see? Leave a note in...

Super S

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA A super “S” traces through sprawling arms of spiral galaxy M100 in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Zoom into the swirling dusty lanes, pink nebulae and blue supergiants in this image. Leave a note in the...

Stellar Exclamation

Credit: X-ray NASA/CXC/IfA/D.Sanders et al; Optical NASA/STScI/NRAO/A.Evans et al Colliding galaxies form an exclamation point in this composite image from NASA’s Chandra and Hubble telescopes. Explore the image of VV 340, or Arp 302. What shapes and patterns do...

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...