Life in Space. Shuttle STS-61 onboard view: Hubble Space Telescope (HST) repair. Repair of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) - orbiting earth at an altitude of 325 nautical miles. Perched atop a foot restraint on shuttle Endeavour’s remote manipulator system arm, astronauts Story Musgrave and Jeffrey Hoffman wrap up the final of five space walks. Date of Image: 1993-12-09.
Cat's Paw Nebula ~ Nebulas are known for being identified with familiar shapes. Introducing the Cat's Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat's Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured above is a deep field image of the Cat's Paw nebula.
Picture of the day for July 28 2018 - Wikipedia picture of the day on July 28 2018: The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clo
Earth's Sunrise Seen From Spaceuesday, June 19, 2018: Sunlight gleams through Earth's atmosphere just before sunrise in this photo taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst at the International Space Station. "I thought long about which should be my first photo from space," Gerst tweeted on Sunday (June 17). "When I saw this sunrise, I immediately knew this would be it." — Hanneke Weitering
Lying over 110 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) is the spiral galaxy IC 2560, shown here in an image from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. At this distance it is a relatively nearby spiral galaxy, and is part of the Antlia cluster — a group of over 200 galaxies held together by gravity. This cluster is unusual; unlike most other galaxy clusters, it appears to have no dominant galaxy within it. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Nick Rose
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a young planetary nebula known (rather curiously) as the Boomerang Nebula. It is in the constellation of Centaurus, 5000 light-years from Earth. Planetary nebulae form around a bright, central star when it expels gas in the last stages of its life. The Boomerang Nebula is one of the Universe's peculiar places
At first glance, this Hubble image is dominated by the glow of the swirling spiral to the lower left of the frame. However, this galaxy is far from the most interesting spectacle here — behind it sits the galaxy cluster SDSS J0333-0651, which was imaged as part of a study of star formation in far-flung galaxies and brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs). (Credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble)