Dying Stars, Soaring Nebulas And Clashing Galaxies Have Never Been Brighter

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]

Dying Stars, Soaring Nebulas And Clashing Galaxies Have Never Been Brighter


A clash among members of a galactic grouping called Stephan's Quintet.

Dying Stars, Soaring Nebulas And Clashing Galaxies Have Never Been Brighter


A panoramic portrait of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of Omega Centauri

Dying Stars, Soaring Nebulas And Clashing Galaxies Have Never Been Brighter


An eerie pillar of star birth in the Carina Nebula rises from a sea of greenish-colored clouds.