ORION
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BIG DIPPER
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FINDING THE LITTLE DIPPER AND THE NORTH STAR

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STARS



Mystic Mountain Nebula
Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain'
Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain'

Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
Ancient White Dwarf Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Ancient, White Dwarf Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy
Ancient, White Dwarf Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy



Starry Splendor in Core of Omega Centauri

Starry Splendor in Core of Omega Centauri
Starry Splendor in Core of Omega Centauri

Spiral Galaxy M100
Spiral Galaxy M100
Spiral Galaxy M100

The Sombrero Galaxy

The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)


A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. The galaxy is 50,000 light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth.

Supernova Bubble

Hubble Supernova Bubble Resembles Holiday Ornament
Hubble Supernova Bubble Resembles Holiday Ornament




Eagle Nebula Star Forming Region


Gas Pillars in the Eagle Nebula (M16): Pillars of Creation in a Star-Forming Region
Gas Pillars in the Eagle Nebula (M16): Pillars of Creation in a Star-Forming Region


Crab Nebula

A Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula
A Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula


The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant, all that remains of a tremendous stellar explosion. Observers in China and Japan recorded the supernova nearly 1,000 years ago, in 1054.

Supernova in Galaxy NGC

Supernova 1994D in Galaxy NGC 4526
Supernova 1994D in Galaxy NGC 4526



Starburst Cluster

Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks
Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks