Supernova Lobster

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/T.Temim et al. and ESA/XMM-Newton Radio: SIFA/MOST and CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA; Infrared: UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF/2MASS A pulsar throbs in the middle of this unusual nebula created by a supernova explosion. Zoom in and explore the inside of...

Now Available! Hubble Star Cards

If you’ve visited this website in the past, you’ve probably seen the big area on the home page featuring Hubble Star Cards. The space-themed card game puts the universe in the hands of parents, children and teachers. The game won a Hubble Gold Star award...

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...

A Rainbow Tightly Spun

NASA, ESA, CXC, JPL, Caltech and STScI Tightly spun filaments of color wind around the core of the Pinwheel galaxy in this combo image from four of NASA’s Great Observatories. Explore the arching tails of color in this image. What stories or pictures do you see?...

The Helmet of a Hero

ESO/B. Bailleul Ancient bards spun tales of heroes rescuing maidens and the eternal struggle of good versus evil. So it’s fitting that a huge glowing helmet with gossamer wings should adorn the head of Thor, one of mythologies greatest figures. Gaze deep into...