This series of images shows the asteroid breaking apart, as viewed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in This is the first time that such a body has been seen to undergo this kind of break-up. This image was released March
Inner structural features seen in this image are helping scientists to understand the mechanisms and interactions within the galaxy, as are the jets seen extending over thousands of light years from the black hole believed to be at its heart.
The so-called Cat’s Eye Nebula has more than a passing resemblance to the eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings. The nebula is formally cataloged as NGC and is one of the most complex such nebulae seen in space.
Behold the planetary nebula, aka Minkowski’s Butterfly, aka the Wings of a Butterfly Nebula, aka the Twin Jet Nebula. Discovered by Rudolph Minkowski in resides rougly light-years away from Earth towards the constellation Ophiuchus.