New Hubble telescope images provide a look at the cosmos when it was just 600 to 800 million years old. Galaxies from this period might have helped transform the universe from dark to light.
This Hubble Space Telescope image of Eta Carinae, a star in the constellation Carina, is 50 light-years wide and was made of a composite of 48 frames.
This image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. During the course of the collision, billions of stars will be formed. The brightest and most compact of these star birth regions are called super star clusters. The two spiral galaxies started to interact a few hundred million years ago, making the Antennae galaxies one of the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies.
Column: They gain new insights on black holes and distant nebulas by tracking the path of stars and interstellar gases.
Two new discoveries suggest that sunlike solar systems like ours – with life-hosting planets – are more common than previously thought.