Jun 22, 2024, 09:41 PM IST

Breathtaking images of space captured by NASA Hubble telescope

Shweta Singh

NGC 4535, a galaxy 50 million light-years away in Virgo, is stunning in Hubble images but appears hazy and ghostly in smaller telescopes.

In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope conducted a unique 10-day experiment, staring at a dark, seemingly empty patch of sky near the Big Dipper. This patch was about the size of a pinhead held at arm's length.

Westerlund 2, a cluster of 3,000 stars in Gum 29, was revealed by Hubble's near-infrared observations. This allowed astronomers to see through the dusty nebula to the dense central cluster.

"Eye in the Sky" showcases NGC 4826, a spiral galaxy 17 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

This image of Caldwell 69, captured by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in 2019 and 2020, includes ultraviolet, visible, and infrared observations.

This image of the massive galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1-2403 is part of Hubble's Frontier Fields project, combining natural "gravitational lenses" with Hubble's long-exposure deep field imaging capabilities.

"The Mice" is a colliding pair of spiral galaxies named for the long tails of stars and gas extending from each galaxy.

This Hubble image shows the scattered stars of globular cluster NGC 6355, located in the Milky Way's inner regions. NGC 6355 is less than 50,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Ophiuchus.