Image Archive: Galaxies

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A very bright contortionist The messy result of a galactic collision A swirl of star formation Dusty detail in elliptical galaxy NGC 2768
A very bright contortionist The messy result of a galactic collision A swirl of star formation Dusty detail in elliptical galaxy NGC 2768
Galactic glow worm One ring to rule them all Blue bursts of hot young stars Cosmic “flying V” of merging galaxies
Galactic glow worm One ring to rule them all Blue bursts of hot young stars Cosmic “flying V” of merging galaxies
A side-on spiral streak The moment the lights went out A busy patch of the Great Attractor An archetypal dwarf galaxy
A side-on spiral streak The moment the lights went out A busy patch of the Great Attractor An archetypal dwarf galaxy
Don’t trust your eyes A wanderer dancing the dance of stars and space Glitter galaxy — An edge-on view of the ESO 318-13 galaxy Galaxy cluster MACS J0647.7+7015
Don’t trust your eyes A wanderer dancing the dance of stars and space Glitter galaxy — An edge-on view of the ESO 318-13 galaxy Galaxy cluster MACS J0647.7+7015
A galaxy colourfully on the wane ain't dead yet Visible-Light and X-Ray Composite Image of Galaxy Cluster 1E 0657-556 Monster galaxy lacks a bright core Violent star formation episodes in dwarf galaxies
A galaxy colourfully on the wane ain't dead yet Visible-Light and X-Ray Composite Image of Galaxy Cluster 1E 0657-556 Monster galaxy lacks a bright core Violent star formation episodes in dwarf galaxies
Galaxy in a spin NGC 7090 — An actively star-forming galaxy Hubble image of galaxy pair Arp 116 Ground-based image of Arp 116 and its surroundings
Galaxy in a spin NGC 7090 — An actively star-forming galaxy Hubble image of galaxy pair Arp 116 Ground-based image of Arp 116 and its surroundings
Spotting a supernova in NGC 5806 A lonely galactic island A galaxy festooned with stellar nurseries Edge-on beauty
Spotting a supernova in NGC 5806 A lonely galactic island A galaxy festooned with stellar nurseries Edge-on beauty
Galaxies' El Dorado Antlia Dwarf Galaxy peppers the sky with stars HST PHAT detail of M31 HST PHAT wide image of M31
Galaxies' El Dorado Antlia Dwarf Galaxy peppers the sky with stars HST PHAT detail of M31 HST PHAT wide image of M31
Hubble spots a busy barred spiral Faint galaxy with popping pink features Hubble sizes up a dwarf galaxy A snapshot of galactic evolution
Hubble spots a busy barred spiral Faint galaxy with popping pink features Hubble sizes up a dwarf galaxy A snapshot of galactic evolution
Astronomical vision test Hubble ACS visible image of M51 The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A Behind a Dusty Veil Lies a Cradle of Star Birth
Astronomical vision test Hubble ACS visible image of M51 The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A Behind a Dusty Veil Lies a Cradle of Star Birth
Artist’s concept of supermassive black hole within M60-UCD1 NGC 6050 Cosmic Dance of Destruction Face-on spiral galaxy NGC 3982
Artist’s concept of supermassive black hole within M60-UCD1 NGC 6050 Cosmic Dance of Destruction Face-on spiral galaxy NGC 3982
The Cartwheel Galaxy NGC 3810: A Picture-perfect Spiral NGC 520 Area of Centaurus A halo probed by Hubble
The Cartwheel Galaxy NGC 3810: A Picture-perfect Spiral NGC 520 Area of Centaurus A halo probed by Hubble
Distant galaxies in the GOODS North survey Spiral galaxy NGC 1376
Distant galaxies in the GOODS North survey Spiral galaxy NGC 1376
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