Pink Butterfly

Credit: William B. Latter (SIRTF Science Center/Caltech) and NASA/ESA A pink butterfly flits around the constellation of Cygnus the Swan. NGC 7027 is a medium-sized star similar to our Sun. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a glimpse of the very brief stage...

Eye wide open

Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Upon first glance, an eye is apparent in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of nebula K 4-55. But explore the image and other shapes appear. Kohoutek 4-55 is a planetary nebula and was named after Czech...

Dragonfly

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) The Egg Nebula’s dust shells create a sparkling rainbow dragonfly. Only through special filters on the Hubble Space Telescope can astronomers see this view of the Egg Nebula, or CRL 2688. The twin beams of...