These beautiful, shimmering tendrils of plasma are all that remain of an ancient massive star that, approximately 8,000 years ago, died and exploded as a supernova.
See just how well Hubble is doing after 25 years in orbit.
The butterfly shape is created by the stellar ballet of the two sun-like stars at the end of their lives.
A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
After poring over the details of the most perfect Einstein Ring imaged to date, ALMA astronomers have discovered that this distant galaxy is a frenzy of star formation.
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
For the first time, astronomers have added a new 3-dimensional perspective to the Hubble Space Telescope's dazzling view of the Eagle Nebula's famous 'Pillars of Creation.'
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