Baubles and Flowers

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al & ESA/XMM-Newton; Optical: AURA/NOAO/CTIO/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al A glowing bauble highlights a star-forming flower in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Explore the faint bubble and...

Fireworks in D

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) The letter D is outlined in this celestial fireworks display. The colorful filaments seen in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of N49 are all that’s left of a supernova explosion that took place...

Monkey Face

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Do you see a monkey face looking up? Or sparks and smoke left over from a fireworks display? The colorful filaments seen in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of N49 are all that’s left of a supernova...

The Crab

Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) In the year 1054, Japanese, Chinese and Native American astronomers recorded a violent event. They saw a star that hadn’t been there before. It turned out to be a supernova that formed the Crab...