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Sublime … the Hubble telescope has revealed light-filled dust clouds that are light years across.

From a spacesuited everyman to a golden-legged invader, the lunar images were astonishingly poetic works of art that captured humanity evolving before our very eyes. Can they ever be surpassed?

La galaxia NGC 4889 luce en calma en una nueva fotografía tomada a distancia; sin embargo, esta galaxia da cobijo a uno de los mayores agujeros negros que los astrónomos han encontrado. El telescopio espacial Hubble permitió a los científicos tomar fotos de la galaxia que se encuentra en el Cúmulo de

La galaxia NGC 4889 luce en calma en una nueva fotografía tomada a distancia; sin embargo, esta galaxia da cobijo a uno de los mayores agujeros negros que...

Arp 87 and the two spiral galaxies NGC 3808 and NGC 3808A, are in an early state of merging. Already a bridge between them has formed. A polar ring around NGC 3808A attests to a former fusion of galaxies.  Constellation: Leo. Distance: 300 million light-years. Visual magnitude: 14.1. Type: Sc D.

Arp 87 and the two spiral galaxies NGC 3808 and NGC 3808A, are in an early state of merging. Already a bridge between them has formed. A polar ring around NGC 3808A attests to a former fusion of galaxies. Constellation: Leo. Distance: 300 million light-years. Visual magnitude: 14.1. Type: Sc D.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1097 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Edited ESO image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1097. Original caption: It is an almost-true colour composite based on images made with the multi-mode VIMOS instrument on the 8.2-m Melipal (Unit Telescope 3) of ESO's Very Large Telescope. Exposures were taken in three different wavebands which were associated to a given colour : R-band (centred around 652 nm; red), V (540 nm; green) and B (456 nm; blue). The images were taken on the night of December 9 to 10, 2004 in the presence of the President…

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Sombrero Galaxy. Viewing this galaxy from the side is a completely  different experience from most of the other views of surrounding  galaxies. This galaxy is massive - over 50,000 light-years across! Photo credit:  NASA Hubble

Sombrero Galaxy Viewing this galaxy from the side is a completely different experience from most of the other views of surrounding galaxies. This galaxy is massive - over 50,000 light-years across!...

Exoplanet HD189733b is a huge gas giant which orbits close to its host star. It's approximately 63 light-years from Earth. It is also a deep azure colour, probably the result of silicate (glass) rain in the atmosphere, which scatters blue light.

Astronomers have found an azure blue planet, the first time they've determined the actual color of a planet outside our solar system, NASA said Thursday.

A proto­typical open cluster, it spans about 15 light-years and holds some 500 stars. These luminaries will disperse over the next few hundred million years. NASA/ESA and AURA/Caltech

A proto­typical open cluster, it spans about 15 light-years and holds some 500 stars. These luminaries will disperse over the next few hundred million years. NASA/ESA and AURA/Caltech

El Hubble captura dos galaxias a punto de chocar entre ellas. El telescopio Hubble  ha captado una imagen de dos galaxias cercanas muy próximas a colisionar.  Se trata del sistema Arp 256 compuesto por dos galaxias espirales, ambas a mas de 350 millones años luz de nuestro planeta.

El Hubble captura dos galaxias a punto de chocar entre ellas. El telescopio Hubble ha captado una imagen de dos galaxias cercanas muy próximas a colisionar. Se trata del sistema Arp 256 compuesto por dos galaxias espirales, ambas a mas de 350 millones años luz de nuestro planeta.