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Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’ | NASA

Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’

Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold.

Soon, through the power of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers will look back to that raucous, early period in a deep-sky survey to trace the formation and evolution of the first galaxies.
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Galaxies Through Time

Soon, through the power of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers will look back to that raucous, early period in a deep-sky survey to trace the formation and evolution of the first galaxies.

Hubble Snaps Stunning Barred Spiral Galaxy | NASA

Hubble Snaps Stunning Barred Spiral Galaxy

First discovered in 1798 by German-English astronomer William Herschel, NGC 613 is a galaxy which lies in the southern constellation of Sculptor 67 million light-years away.

Citizen Scientists Help Create 3D Map of Cosmic Neighborhood | NASA

Citizen Scientists Help Create 3D Map of Cosmic Neighborhood

Is our solar system located in a typical Milky Way neighborhood? Scientists have gotten closer to answering this question.

Hubble Views a Dazzling ‘Fireworks Galaxy’ | NASA

Hubble Views a Dazzling ‘Fireworks Galaxy’

In the last century alone, NGC 6946 has experienced 10 observed supernovae, earning its nickname as the Fireworks Galaxy.

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, depicts GAL-CLUS-022058s, located in the southern hemisphere constellation of Fornax (the Furnace).
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Hubble Sees a ‘Molten Ring’

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, depicts GAL-CLUS-022058s, located in the southern hemisphere constellation of Fornax (the Furnace).

On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole | NASA
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On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole

Astronomers are searching for signs of a supermassive black hole in the galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Scientists think this galaxy underwent a merger with another galaxy, which could have caused a newly formed larger black hole to be ejected. Astronomers do not yet know what happened to this giant black hole.

Hubble Gazes Upon Cosmic Wonderland | NASA
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Hubble Gazes Upon Cosmic Wonderland

This large expanse of space captured with the Hubble Space Telescope features the galaxy SDSS J225506.80+005839.9.

This Hubble image shows a close-up view of a galaxy named NGC 2770. NGC 2770 is intriguing, as over time it has hosted four different observed supernovae (not visible here).

Hubble Snaps Galaxy With Intriguing Supernova Past

This Hubble image shows a close-up view of a galaxy named NGC 2770. NGC 2770 is intriguing, as over time it has hosted four different observed supernovae (not visible here).

The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar. Now, researchers found a galaxy that is surviving the black hole’s ravenous forces, continuing to birth about 100 Sun-sized stars a year.

Galaxy Survives Black Hole’s Feast – For Now

The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar. Now, researchers found a galaxy that is surviving the black hole’s ravenous forces, continuing to birth about 100 Sun-sized stars a year.

Hubble Captures Cosmic Cinnamon Bun | NASA

Hubble Captures Cosmic Cinnamon Bun

Observed with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the faint galaxy featured in this image is known as UGC 12588.

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will detect vestiges of sound waves that once rippled through the primordial cosmic sea. According to new simulations, Roman’s observations could extend these measurements into an unprobed epoch between the universe’s infancy and the present day.

Echoes of the Universe's Creation

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will detect vestiges of sound waves that once rippled through the primordial cosmic sea. According to new simulations, Roman’s observations could extend these measurements into an unprobed epoch between the universe’s infancy and the present day.

Hubble Spies Galaxy through Cosmic Lens | NASA

Hubble Spies Galaxy through Cosmic Lens

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the galaxy LRG-3-817, also known as SDSS J090122.37+181432.3.

Hubble Spies Galaxy through Cosmic Lens | NASA

Hubble Spies Galaxy through Cosmic Lens

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the galaxy LRG-3-817, also known as SDSS J090122.37+181432.3.

Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall | NASA

Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall

In this spectacular image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 2799 (on the left) is seemingly being pulled into the center of the galaxy NGC 2798 (on the right).

Clumpy, Recycled Gas From Stars Surrounds Milky Way | NASA

Clumpy, Recycled Gas From Stars Surrounds Milky Way

Our galaxy is surrounded by a clumpy halo of hot gases that is continually being supplied with material ejected by birthing or dying stars, according to a NASA-funded study in the journal Nature Astronomy.