A butterfly-shaped nebula, NGC 6302, surrounds a dying star. It's just one of four brain-shattering images from the new wide-field camera aboard the upgraded Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble's back in business, baby! Click through for the rest.
Gelatinous orbs, etc. A downloadable montage of all four, at the link. [Hubble]
A clash among members of a galactic grouping called Stephan's Quintet.
A panoramic portrait of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of Omega Centauri
An eerie pillar of star birth in the Carina Nebula rises from a sea of greenish-colored clouds.