Butterfly of Combined Light

X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Optical: ESO/WFI/2.2-m When NASA combines images from different telescopes they create amazing works of art and we learn a few things. Explore this butterfly of combined light, known as NGC 1929, from NASA’s Spitzer...

Sweeping Wings in a Cloud

ESA/Hubble, NASA and D. A Gouliermis. Acknowledgement: Flickr user Eedresha Sturdivant The sweeping wings of a dragon or bat shine with the light of dozens of bright stars in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the haze surrounding this young...

Faint Webs of the Tarantula Nebula

NASA/ESA Hubble The faint body of a spider hides in a web of dark dust in this image of the Tarantula Nebula from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the outskirts of this massive nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. What stories or images do you see? Leave...

Blown Away

NASA, ESA, F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O’Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee Massive stars carve out deep cavities, blowing away gas and dust in the turbulent scene in the...

Ripples in an Explosion of Light

ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI Waves of gas and dust ripple through this image of the Large Magellanic Cloud from the Herschel and Spitzer space telescopes. Explore the curls of dust and waves of gas creating an explosion of light in this image. What shapes or stories do...