This Is The Most Complete Look At The Colors Of The Universe Ever Taken

The Hubble has given us some pretty stunningly colorful images in the past, but this picture — which takes the full range of colors that the Hubble is capable of shooting, from ultraviolet all the way up to almost infrared, and combines them all into one image — is the best yet. » 6/04/14 1:04pm 6/04/14 1:04pm

This Stunning Spiral Galaxy Is Out There Right Now

No matter how wry your sense of humor or how pessimistic your outlook, you have to give into your human capacity for awe at some point. And it might as well be now because this photo is amazing. The spiral galaxy, M74, consists of about 100 billion stars and is 32 million light-years away if you're headed toward Pisces » 8/12/13 6:16am 8/12/13 6:16am

Behold the terrifyingly named Clownface Nebula

In 1797, legendary astronomer William Herschel first caught sight of this object and declared it "a very remarkable phenomenon." Although it's sometimes called the Clownface Nebula, it's probably better known as the Eskimo Nebula, because it resembles (however vaguely) a person's face inside a parka hood. » 8/05/13 11:37am 8/05/13 11:37am

Hubble Snaps Breathtaking New Picture of ISON, “Comet of the Century"

When Comet ISON's trajectory brings it scorchingly close to the Sun later this year, astronomers believe it could emerge from its close encounter as one of the brightest comets ever seen from Earth. Now, Hubble has captured a stunning image of the approaching ice-ball in flight, against a backdrop bursting with nearby… » 7/17/13 5:40pm 7/17/13 5:40pm

The Sun Will Look A Lot Like This When It Burns Out

In about a billion years the Sun will be too hot and bright for water to exist on Earth. We will probably mosey on at that point or perish. But if we're still alive and somewhere in the neighborhood when the Sun runs out of hydrogen and becomes a red giant we can observe it looking something like this. » 7/15/13 7:51am 7/15/13 7:51am