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Celestial Photos: Hubble Space Telescope's Latest Cosmic Views

Radioactive Decay of Titanium Powers Supernova Remnant

ESA/Hubble & NASA

Supernova remnant SNR1987A is located 166 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Messier 69 Globular Cluster

ESA/Hubble & NASA

This dazzling image shows the globular cluster Messier 69, or M 69 for short, as viewed through the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Image released Oct. 1, 2012.

Hubble Portrays a Dusty Spiral Galaxy

ESA/Hubble & NASA

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with another outstanding image of a nearby galaxy.

NGC 4634 Spiral Galaxy

ESA/Hubble & NASA

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a sharp image of NGC 4634, a spiral galaxy seen exactly side-on. Photo released September 17, 2012.

Hubble Photo of Star-Forming Galaxy NGC 7090

ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: R. Tugral

This shot from the Hubble Space Telescope shows an edge-on view of the star-forming galaxy NGC 7090, which is located about 30 million light-years from Earth.

The Caterpillar, a Bok Globule in the Carina Nebula

NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

A Bok globule nicknamed the "caterpillar" appears at the right.

The Sombrero Galaxy

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on.

Thackeray's Globules in the Star-Forming Region IC 2944

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Dark clouds of dust, called globules, are silhouetted against nearby, bright stars. Little is known about the globules, except that they are generally associated with areas of star formation.

Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

A colorful collection of 100,000 stars are displayed in this small region inside the Omega Centauri globular cluster, a dense group of nearly 10 million stars.

Messier 99 Detail

ESA/Hubble & NASA. Acknowledgement: Matej Novak

This image shows a detailed view of the spiral arms on one side of the galaxy Messier 99. Messier 99 is a so-called grand design spiral, with long, large and clearly defined spiral arms — giving it a structure somewhat similar to the Milky Way. Image released June 4, 2012.

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