First images after Servicing Mission 4
These four images are among the first observations made by the new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the upgraded NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
The image at top left shows the Bug Nebula, a butterfly-shaped nebula surrounding a dying star. At top right, is a picture of a clash among members of a galactic grouping called Stephan's Quintet. The image at bottom left, gives viewers a panoramic portrait of a colourful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of Omega Centauri, a giant globular cluster. At bottom right, an eerie pillar of star birth in the Carina Nebula rises from a sea of greenish-coloured clouds.
NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
About the Image
|Release date:||9 September 2009, 17:00|
|Size:||6005 x 7159 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Bug Nebula, Carina Nebula, Omega Centauri, Stephan's Quintet|
|Type:||• X - Miscellaneous Images/Videos|