Hubble’s New Photos Of The Ancient Universe

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NASA released new photos of deep space today from the refurbished Hubble Telescope. The telescope underwent a billion dollar repair mission last spring. See the photos here, along with NASA’s descriptions.

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula – NGC 6302. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Stars Bursting to Life in Chaotic Carina Nebula – Two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and in infrared light reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object.

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Colorful Stars Galore Inside Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri – Panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster.

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Galactic Wreckage in Stephan’s Quintet – A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range.

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Gravitational Lensing in Galaxy Cluster Abell 370 – The newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has peered nearly 5 billion light-years away to resolve intricate details in the galaxy cluster Abell 370.

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217 – Image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

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