The Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate 31 years in space observing the universe on April 24, 2021. A month before it’s birthday, presenting a gallery of celestial images captured by the telescope
The image, nicknamed Cosmic Reef, shows the giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and its smaller blue neighbour (NGC 2020) as a part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, located 163,000 light-years away. Photo: NASA
The image, nicknamed Rubin’s galaxy, captures a majestic spiral galaxy that’s 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars. Photo: NASA
The image, called the Mystic Mountain, captures the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust being eaten away by the light from nearby bright stars. Photo: NASA
The image captures 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula and shows the birth and death of a star birth. The image was released in celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of Hubble. Photo: NASA
The image shows the Cigar galaxy shining brightly at infrared wavelengths. The galaxy experiences gravitational interactions with its galactic neighbour, M81, causing it to have an extraordinarily high rate of star formation — a starburst. Photo: NASA
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