viernes, 21 de marzo de 2008

Imágenes: The Hubble Space Telescope

Beautiful Barred Spiral Galaxy
Barred spirals differ from normal spiral galaxies in that the arms of the galaxy do not spiral all the way into the center, but are connected to the two ends of a straight bar of stars containing the nucleus at its center.

Photo by: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team

Hubble reveals previously unseen shocks
This new, detailed, Hubble image shows a planetary nebula in the making of a proto-planetary nebula. A dying star (hidden behind dust and gas in the centre of the nebula) has ejected massive amounts of gas.

Photo by: NASA, ESA, Valentin Bujarrabal

Variable Stars in Distant Spiral Galaxy
A NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) view of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4603, the most distant galaxy in which a special class of pulsating stars called Cepheid variables have been found. It is associated with the Centaurus cluster, one of the most massive assemblages of galaxies in the nearby universe.

Photo by: Jeffrey Newman, NASA, ESA

Supernova blast bonanza in nearby galaxy
In this new image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, The bubble structure is sculpted by the galactic super-winds and outflows caused by a colossal input of energy from collective supernova explosions that are linked with a massive episode of star birth.

Photo by: NASA, ESA, Peter Anders

Hubble sees galaxies galore
Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as the NASA, ESA Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos.

Photo by: NASA, ESA, and S. Beckwith

The magnificent starburst galaxy
This mosaic image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82) is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of M82.

Photo by: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team

Remarkable double cluster
Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our neighbouring dwarf galaxies, this young globular-like star cluster is surrounded by a pattern of filamentary nebulosity that is thought to have been created during supernova blasts.

Photo by: ESA, NASA and Martino Romaniello

Saturn In Natural Colours
This picture, image processing specialists have worked to provide a crisp, extremely accurate view of Saturn, which highlights the planet's pastel colors.

Photo by: NASA, ESA

Majestic Sombrero Galaxy
NASA,ESA Hubble Space Telescope has trained its razor-sharp eye on one of the universe's most stately and photogenic galaxies, the Sombrero galaxy, Messier 104 (M104).

Photo by: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team

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