A Squid in the Darkness

NASA/ESA Hubble A blue and gold squid-shaped galaxy glitters with other galaxies in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. StarryCritters is all about seeing patterns in the stars. ESO 149-3 is an irregular galaxy that appears to be shaped like a squid...

A Jellyfish on the Move

NASA/ESA Hubble/CXC A jellyfish, blue tendrils trailing, speeds across this Hubble image of galaxy ESO 137-001. What shapes or stories do you see? Leave a note below. Intense blue streaks trail ESO 137-001 in this composite image from NASA’s Hubble Space...

Shrouded Goldfish

ESO This excitation nebula resembles shrouded goldfish in an image from the European Southern Observatory. Explore the huge stars, bubbles and glowing dust clouds of AB7. What shapes and stories do you see? Leave a note in the comments below. AB7 is the highest...

Purplish Manta

ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R.Gendler, J.-E. Ovaldsen, and A. Hornstrup A purplish manta ray shape glides through the misty nebulae of the Trapezium Cluster in this image from the European Southern Observatory. Explore the amazing colors, stars and dust clouds of this...

Dusty Starfish

ESA/NASA Hubble A dusty starfish curls its legs in this image of NGC 2082 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Dive into the rich starfields of the dusty starfish shaped galaxy known as NGC 2082. What shapes or stories do you see? Leave a note in the comments...