Hubble Telescope Captures Rare ‘Light Echo’ From Star Explosion

A supernova remnant.

When a star explodes (a supernova), it sends its intense burst of light out in all directions. On rare occasions, in the months and years that follow, rings of light or ‘light echoes’ spread out from the original supernova position. (Image: The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) via NASA / ESA /HEIC)

How do Magnetic Fields Affect Star Formation and High-Energy-Density Lab Experiments?

The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula.

These are two Hubble space telescope images of the 'Pillars of Creation' in the Eagle Nebula. The left image captures a visible light view, showing an opaque cloud of gas and dust. On the right, near-infrared light penetrates much of the gas and dust, revealing stars behind the nebula and hidden away inside the pillars. (Images: via NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Project.)

Astrophysicists Break Down the Impact of Newly Released Webb Images

Galaxies and their galactic dust.

'Webb enables so much new science that it’s hard to know where to begin. Studying the ultraviolet light from the first galaxies is what it was designed to do, but its high-resolution images of millions of stars through the Milky Way’s dust, and its spectroscopic studies of molecules in the atmospheres of exoplanets are what excites me most.' (Image: via NASA)

Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter’s Storms


This latest image of Jupiter, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on Aug. 25, 2020, was captured when the planet was 406 million miles from Earth. (Image: A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley), and the OPAL team via NASA / ESA / STScI)

The Myth of Not Being Able to See Stars in Outer Space

Stars in the night sky.

Stars in the night sky. (Image: via NASA)