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To celebrate Spitzer's 16th birthday, the Hubble Space Telescope team decided to put together a special present for their fellow "observing buddy." Hubble and Spitzer have observed many of the same astronomical objects over the years; and with Spitze

#hubblefriday This atmospheric image taken with Hubble shows a dark, gloomy scene in the constellation of Gemini. The subject of this image confused astronomers when it was first studied — rather than being classified as a single object, it was inste

#hubbleclassic Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. About 20,000 light-years away, this stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. For more information on H

#hubblefriday Although it looks more like an entity seen through a microscope than a telescope, this rounded object, named NGC 2022, is certainly not algae or tiny, blobby jellyfish. Instead, it is a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an aging sta



Happy #lefthandersday ! Hubble astronaut John Grunsfeld is left handed, which made him especially good at getting to 36 hard-to-reach connectors on the left side of Hubble’s power control unit when it was replaced in 2002. Image 1: Dark, close-up vie

#hubblefriday The pair of strange, luminescent creatures at play in this image are actually galaxies — realms of millions upon millions of stars. This galactic duo is known as UGC 2369. The galaxies are interacting, meaning that their mutual gravita

Jupiter is the king of the solar system, more massive than all of the other solar-system planets combined. Although astronomers have been observing the gas-giant planet for hundreds of years, it still remains a mysterious world. Astronomers don't ha



#hubblefriday Believe it or not, this long, luminous streak, speckled with bright blisters and pockets of material, is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way. But how could that be? It turns out that we see this galaxy, named NGC 3432, oriented directly

This artist's illustration shows an alien world that is losing magnesium and iron gas from its atmosphere. The observations represent the first time that so-called "heavy metals"—elements more massive than hydrogen and helium—have been detected escap

This #hubbleclassic shows an area where stars are forming, not in our galaxy but in a nearby one known as the Small Magellanic Cloud. A brilliant star cluster called NGC 346 is swaddled in clouds of gas & dust from which the stars formed. For more i

#hubblefriday Every now and then, Hubble glimpses a common object — say, a spiral galaxy — in an interesting or unusual way. A sharply angled perspective, such as the one shown in this Hubble image, can make it seem as if we, the viewers, are craning