Hubble Telescope’s Majestic Images
Sometimes it’s good to stop the normal routine and take a look at all the wonders around us. You, me, nature and everything in between. Lately I’ve been inspired and humbled by our active universe. Isn’t it incredibly gorgeous?
“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”
Psalm 19:1 New American Standard
Carina Nebula: Image shows three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust within the nebula. It is 7,500 light-years away from Earth in the sourthen constellation Carina.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScl)
Carina Nebula: Scientists explain that the top of pillar -made of cool hydrogen- is being worn away by radiation of nearby stars.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScl)
A “jet in the Carina Nebula” – picture taken with Hubble’s WFC3 detector
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
Crab Nebula: A supernova remnant – what remains after a ‘tremendous stellar explosion.” Cool Fact: Chinese and Japanese observers recorded this supernova in 1054, almost 1,000 years ago!
Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)
“Light Echo” illuminates dust around supergiant star V838 Monocerotis. The supergiant is about 20,000 light years away from Earth at the outer edge of our Milky Way galaxy.
Credit: NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScl)
A cluster of young stars known as NGC 346 – There is an intense outpouring of radiation, which sculpts gas and dust cloud. Picture taken on July 2004.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Nota (STScl/ESA)
Cat’s Eye Nebula- The nebula is made up of eleven rings of gas, and has one of the most complex forms known of its type.
Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA) – with acknowledgements to: R.Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain) and Z. Tsvetanov (NASA).
This sun-like star ends its existence by casting off its outer layer of gas. The gas then forms a sphere or cocoon around the remaining core. Ultraviolet light makes the gas glow.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Noll (STScl)
Helix Nebula- “A gaseous envelope expelled by a dying star.” It is one of the closest planetary nebulas to Earth. Only 690 light-years away!
Credit: NASA, ESA, C.R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt University), M. Meixner and P. McCullough (STScl)
Orion Nebula- According to scientists, thousands of stars are forming in the nebula. More than 3,000 stars appear in this image.
Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Roberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
A young collection of stars – the cluster is surrounded by clouds of dust and interstellar gas (the raw material for new star formation). Central cluster known as NGC 3603
Credit: NASA, ESA, R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), F. Paresce (National Institute for Astrophysics, Bologna, Italy), E. Young (Universities Space Research Association/Ames Research Center), the WFC3 Science Oversight Committee, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA).
A star birth in Galaxy M83 nicknamed the ‘Southern Pinwheel’ – made up mostly of blue and red supergiant stars. Image taken in August 2009.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA)
“You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.”
Nehemiah 9:6 New International Version