Salt and Pepper

ESA/Hubble & NASA Salt and pepper hang in amorphous star clouds in this image of irregular galaxy DDO 82 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the partial spiral structure of DDO 82, also known as UGC 5692. What stories or shapes do you see? Leave a...

Pink Puffs

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Pink puffs of cloud created by supernovae explosions dominate this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the glowing bubbles of IC 2574. What stories or patterns do you see? Leave a note below. IC 2574 is also known as...

Superbubble

Credit: ESO/Manu Mejias Stars blow a super bubble in nebula LHA 120-N 44 in this image from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. Explore the cavities within the swirling gas and dust of this nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. What stories...

Galactic Puffer

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI This image of the Large Magellanic Cloud resembles a galactic puffer fish in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Explore this mosaic of of 300,000 images showing bright bands of stars and thick regions of dust. What...

Mashed “M”

Credit: NASA, ESA and R. Sharples (University of Durham, U.K.) Even though galaxies are widely spaced in the universe, they do bump into each other in a cosmic mashup. The dust lanes of NGC 7174, middle right, are mangled to form the letter “M” in this...