Here are some amazing deep space pictures.
This is an image of the Bullet Cluster taken by Hubble. It’s a beautiful photograph, but it’s also evidence for dark matter. This cluster was formed through the collision of two clusters of galaxies. The strange thing is that the dark matter was separated away from the gas and dust in the cluster.
This is a picture of the active galaxy M82 taken by the three Great Observatories: Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer. This picture was released to celebrate 16 years of activity for Hubble.
This is a picture of a massive star forming region called the Papillon Nebula. This is just a smaller region in the much larger nebula N159.
Here’s a classic picture of the Sombrero Galaxy, located about 28 million light-years from Earth. This galaxy measures 50,000 light-years across.
This is an image of a strange disk of gas at the core of galaxy NGC 4261. Astronomers think that this is the result of a supermassive black hole feeding on gas and dust.
We’ve recorded many episodes of Astronomy Cast, including one about Hubble. Check it out, Episode 88: The Hubble Space Telescope.