NASA's Hubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary with "Rose" of Galaxies by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

A rose made of galaxies *This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

A Galactic Spectacle by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth. This composite image includes images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).

Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

clouds of interstellar gas and dust — the raw material for new star formation. The nebula, located light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603

Hubble Watches Star Clusters on a Collision Course, via Flickr.

Hubble Watches Star Clusters on a Collision Course. Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have caught two clusters full of massive stars that may be in the early stages of merging. The 30 Doradus Nebula is light-years from Earth.

Hubble Snaps Sharp Image Of Cosmic Concoction by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

A colourful star-forming region is featured in this stunning new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC Looking like a roiling cauldron of some exotic cosmic brew, huge clouds of gas and dust are sprinkled with bright blue, hot young stars.

Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

SN 1006 Supernova Remnant Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Zolt Levay (STScI) Explanation: A new star, likely the brightest supernova in recorded human history, lit up planet Earth’s sky in the year 1006 AD.

Crab Nebula by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

Image of the Crab Nebula taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The Crab Nebula is a six-lightyear wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion.

NASA's Hubble Sees A Majestic Disk of Stars by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope reveals a majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC which lies 46 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear).

NASA's Hubble Universe in 3-D by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

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Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel.

Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

This image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than years ago.  Image credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Hubble Sees 'Island Universe' in the Coma Cluster by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image shows a majestic face-on spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies 320 million light-years away in the northern constellation Coma Berenices.

Barred Spiral Galaxy, via Flickr.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 [Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA] Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 lies some 70 million light-years away on the banks of the constellation Eridanus.

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