Loops of Stars

NASA/ESA Hubble A sparkling pink and purple loop floats in a sea of galaxies in this image from the ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore this image of ring galaxy Zw II 28. What patterns or stories do you see? Leave a note in the comments below. Galaxies come in many...

Chance Alignments

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama) As huge as the Universe is, chance alignments between galaxies often happen as in this image of NGC 3314 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Zoom into the...

Floating in Hydra

Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble An angelfish floats in the constellation of Hydra in this image of spiral galaxy NGC 4980 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the curving tails of the slightly deformed shape of this spiral galaxy. What shapes or stories do you...

Arms Entangled

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) With arms entangled, this galaxy merger resembles the letters “g” or “j” or perhaps...

Turtle and the Bird

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/H. Inami (SSC/Caltech) Merging galaxies form the shapes of a turtle and bird in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the image of these interacting galaxies known as II Zw 096. What stories or pictures do you see?...