• First image of a black hole

    First image of a black hole
    Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope.
    Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP
  • The Crab Nebula

    The Crab Nebula
    The Crab Nebula is remnant of a supernova, an exploding star, seen in this picture released on July 7, 2016.
  • A spiral galaxy

    A spiral galaxy
    NGC 6814 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in constellation Aquila. In the center of the swirl is likely a black-hole.
  • The Pillars of Creation

    The Pillars of Creation
    The aptly named Pillars of Creation, featured in this stunning Hubble image taken April 1, 1995, are part of an active star-forming region that sits at the heart of M16, or the Eagle Nebula.
  • The Little Gem Nebula

    The Little Gem Nebula
    NASA's Hubble telescope photographed this planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula, located in the constellation of Sagittarius, roughly 6000 light-years from Earth.
  • The Medusa Nebula

    The Medusa Nebula
    ESO's telescope has captured the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula. As the star at the heart of this nebula made its final transition into retirement, it shed its outer layers into space, forming this colorful cloud.
  • Little Sombrero Galaxy

    Little Sombrero Galaxy
    The Hubble Space Telescope captured NGC 7814, a galaxy known as the "Little Sombrero." NGC 7814 a spiral galaxy 40 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.
    Hubble and NASA/ESA
  • God's Hand Space Globule

    God's Hand Space Globule
    CG4, pictured in this photo released on Jan. 30, 2015, is commonly referred to as God's Hand. CG4 is a cometary globule, a star-forming region made up of small clouds of gas and dust.
  • Sun releases a solar flare

    Sun releases a solar flare
    The Solar Dynamics Observatory released this image of a solar flare on the sun, Jan. 12, 2015. A Solar flares is a sudden flash of increased brightness on the Sun caused by powerful bursts of radiation.
  • Europa’s Icy Surface Glows in New Color View

    Europa’s Icy Surface Glows in New Color View
    A color view of the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, composed from images taken by NASA's Galileo Orbiter between 1995 and 1998. Though the images were taken years ago, this view is the first view of Europa as it would appear to the human eye; an earlier composite version, released in 2001, was a mosaic view made from images taken through multicolored filters.
    JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute/NASA
  • Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The north polar hood can be seen on Titan, 3,200 miles across, appearing as a detached layer at the top of the moon on the top right.
    NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • New data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors, reveals the first discovery of X-ray emissions from young stars similar to our sun outside of our galaxy. This composite of X-ray, optical and infrared images shows the stars in a region known as "The Wing" of the SMC.
    X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NA
  • The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the "butterfly wing"- shaped nebula, NGC 2346. The nebula is about 2,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Monoceros.