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This composite image of a galaxy illustrates how the intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped to generate immense power. The image contains X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), optical light obtained with the.
This is a Digitized Sky Survey image of the oldest star with a well-determined age in our galaxy. The aging star, cataloged as HD lies light-years away. The Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) UK Schmidt telescope photographed the star in blue light.
Crab Nebula Chemicals This image shows a composite view of the Crab Nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Galaxy, as viewed by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Images a Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star The galaxy pictured here is NGC located in the constellation of Virgo. It is not visible with the naked eye but has been captured here with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.