Littered across the cosmos are massive, dead galaxies, containing roughly half the stars in the known Universe. Much about them remains a mystery, but a study suggests that they may have rotted from the inside out.
In anticipation of April 24th, NASA is padding its Instagram all weekend with short movie clips celebrating the scope that’s brought us some of our most iconic and awe-inspiring images of the universe.
The Hubble telescope is best known for its incredible close-up images of the stars and planets, but some our favourites are its sweeping, beautifully broad shots. What you're seeing here is an edge-on view of spiral galaxy NGC 5023, which lies over 30 million light years away.
In this recent image from space-based telescope Hubble, we see something extraordinary. The moons Europa, Callisto, and Io transit the planet Jupiter, casting shadows on its roiling clouds. Read More >>
Back in 1995, the Hubble telescope took an absolutely breathtaking photo of stars being formed that's now known as "Pillars of Creation." 20 years later, NASA has released a couple of new images of the same star formation.