• Star Clusters

    Photo Release: The sleeping giant Photo Release: Dazzling diamonds Photo Release: The awakened force of a star Science Release: Caught in the act Science Release: Hubble reveals diversity of exoplanet atmospheres Science Release: Hubble spies Big Bang frontiers Photo Release: Hubble’s planetary portrait captures changes in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Science Release: Mysterious Ripples Found Racing Through Planet-forming Disc Photo Release: Revisiting the Veil Nebula Science Release: Astronomers find galaxy cluster with bursting heart
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  • Picture of the Week

    The icy blue wings of Hen 2-437

    The icy blue wings of Hen 2-437

    In this cosmic snapshot, the spectacularly symmetrical wings of Hen 2-437 show up in a magnificent icy blue hue. Hen 2-437 is a planetary nebula, one of around 3000 such objects known to reside within the Milky Way. Located within the faint northern constellation of Vulpecula (The Fox), Hen 2-437 was first identified in 1946 by Rudolph Minkowski, who later also discovered the famous and equally beautiful M2-9 (otherwise known as the Twin Jet Nebula). Hen 2-437 was added to a catalogue of planetary nebula over two decades later by astronomer and NASA astronaut Karl Gordon Henize. Planetary nebulae such…

  • Our Solar System

    Jupiter at a glance Jupiter at a glance Pluto’s moons The chaotic spin of Pluto’s moon Nix Plot of the rocking of Ganymede’s magnetic field Ganymede’s magnetic field Cutaway of the moon Ganymede Artist’s illustration of aurorae and Ganymede Hubble observation of aurorae on Ganymede Three moons and their shadows parade across Jupiter — end of event, annotated Three moons and their shadows parade across Jupiter — comparison of beginning and end of sequence, with annotations Three moons and their shadows parade across Jupiter — end of event