25 years of Hubble : The best images of the space telescope

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After 25 years of working in the outer space, Hubble Space Telescope has captured an enourmous number of pictures of celestial objets. Here are the best 6 images ever taken by HST :

104 – Sombrero Galaxy

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Seen from Earth, the galaxy of the Sombrero meadow smells almost has “dish. It dumps “has a” strong emotional load “for Levay. It remembers with tenderness of a university professor “who told his nights pass are in a monitoring center has” to admire the galaxy, be’ at.

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NGC 6302 – The Butterfly Nebula

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The gases emitted by a star at the end of its life when ejecting its outer layers form a butterfly shape. Nebulae such as NGC 6302 (or the Butterfly Nebula) have provided some of Hubble’s most famous images. “They are beautiful, observes Levay, but very complex phenomena and dynamics are at work here. ”

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NGC 2070 – Tarentula Nebula

ngc2070-tarentula-nebulaA cluster of young stars shines in a gap in the nebula (a cloud of gas and dust) of the Tarantula. “Stars are born, stars die,” says Zoltan Levay, who is responsible for publishing the images of the Hubble telescope. Enormous quantities of matter are in full effervescence. ”

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Supernova SNR B0509-67.5 (NR 0509)

SNR B0509-67.5-supernova-hubbleThis spectral ring is a gas bubble that is 23 light-years wide. This is what remains of a supernova (the effects of the explosion of a star) detected 400 years ago. “The simplicity of this image is fascinating, but misleading,” according to Levay. A multitude of forces ripple the surface of the bubble and deform it.

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Horsehead Nebula

horsehead-nebula-hubble-space-telescopeThe Nebula of the Head of Horse appears with an unprecedented accuracy on this snapshot in infrared. Until then, the astronomical photos made it appear dark on a bright background. But Hubble’s No. 3 wide-angle camera pierced the interstellar cloud of gas and dust. A preview of what is expected of the James Webb Infrared Space Telescope, in development at NASA.

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NGC 1300 Galaxy

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This famous photograph of the galaxy NGC 1300 is full of details: young blue stars, dust ribbons spiraling around the nucleus, light from distant galaxies. “You can just get lost,” Levay said.

Copyright : NASA ; ESA ; HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM, STSCI/AURA. P. KNEZEK, WIYN

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