By Khushi Pal
Published Feb 28, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: NASA

10 marvellous images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) frequently shares breathtaking pictures of the universe captured by its Hubble Space Telescope. 

Here is a look at ten marvellous images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

This image of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope features the Tarantula Nebula, a star-forming region that lies 161,000 light-years from Earth. The photo shows newly formed stars amidst clouds of gas and dust.

This image is of the AG Carinae star surrounded by gas and dust. This nebula is about five light-years wide and was formed 10,000 years ago.

This image features the spiral galaxy NGC 1566, also known as the ‘Spanish Dancer Galaxy’ due to its vivid shape and spiral pattern.

This stunning image shows the Westerlund 2, a giant cluster of 3,000 stars which is home to the Milky Way Galaxy's hottest, brightest, and most massive stars.

This image of the Butterfly Nebula is a combination of the infrared observations taken in 2019 and 2020 by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3. 

This photo captures a small region of the nebula Westerhout 5, which is positioned about 7,000 light-years from Earth. 

This image features a star-studded cosmic cloud containing several thousand stars around 4,350 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. 

This photo shows the debris from the cataclysmic death of a massive star that was part of a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way called a Large Magellanic Cloud.

This image is of the globular cluster where billions of stars are formed. It lies around 160,000 light-years away in the constellation Dorado. 

This photo shows bright pink and red patches, interstellar dust and star-forming regions of the NGC 5068 galaxy.