Snaking Stars

Credit: ESA/NASA Hubble Stars swirl around the bright core of barred spiral NGC 1073 in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Zoom across the broad bar of this galaxy. What shapes or stories do you see? Leave a note below. Do you see two snakes chasing...

Floppy Ears

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin) An elephant with big floppy ears peers from in this cloud of cold gas and dust in an image of RCW 49 from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Explore this stellar nursery. What shapes or stories do you...

Stellar Factory

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA Standing and flying birds hide in a jungle of eyes in a star-making factory known as Cygnus X in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Zoom into the intricate bubbles, folds and layers of dust in this...

Growing, glowing spider

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L.Townsley et al. A glowing spider is grows inside this massive star-forming region known as the Tarantula Nebula. Explore the spider outlines in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray...

Turtle and the Bird

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/H. Inami (SSC/Caltech) Merging galaxies form the shapes of a turtle and bird in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the image of these interacting galaxies known as II Zw 096. What stories or pictures do you see?...