Wednesday, November 21, 2012 9:22:00 AM | by v-bafitz
Hubble Space Telescope images
Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217.
A celestial object that looks like a butterfly.
The Crab Nebula.
A region of the Eagle Nebula.
Bright blue newly formed stars blow a cavity in the center of a star-forming region known as N90.
The central region of our Milky Way galaxy.
Hundreds of brilliant blue stars wreathed by clouds. The grouping, called R136, is in the 30 Doradus Nebula.
Two spiral galaxies pass by each other. The larger and more massive galaxy, left, is NGC 2207, and the smaller one on the right is IC 2163.
Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen.
A snapshot of Mars.
Astronomers have spotted mid-size black holes that are neither supermassive nor as light-weight as a handful of stars using the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Bug Nebula (NGC 6302) has impressive walls of compressed gas, with a dark torus surrounding the inner nebula.
Remnants from a star that exploded thousands of years ago, known as the Pencil Nebula or NGC 2736.
This image of the coil-shaped Helix Nebula is a composite of images from the Hubble Space Telescope and from the Mosaic Camera on the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz.