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?...

Salt and Pepper

ESA/Hubble & NASA Salt and pepper hang in amorphous star clouds in this image of irregular galaxy DDO 82 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the partial spiral structure of DDO 82, also known as UGC 5692. What stories or shapes do you see? Leave a...

Pink Puffs

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Pink puffs of cloud created by supernovae explosions dominate this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the glowing bubbles of IC 2574. What stories or patterns do you see? Leave a note below. IC 2574 is also known as...

A Giant Among Giants

Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Kuntz (JHU), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (Jet Propulsion Lab), J. Mould (NOAO), Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana), and STScI Galaxies are among the largest structures in the universe. But some galaxies, such as Messier...