Telescope images

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Red dual opposing jets coming from young stars fill the darker top half of the image, while a glowing pale-yellow, cave-like structure is bottom centre, tilted toward two o’clock, with a bright star at its centre. The dust of the cave structure becomes wispy toward eight o’clock. Above the arched top of the dust cave three groupings of stars with diffraction spikes are arranged. A dark cloud sits at the top of the arch of the glowing dust cave, with one streamer curling down the right-hand side. Nature, Hubble Space Telescope, Astronomy, Stars, Galaxies, Star Images, Galaxy Images, Telescope Images, Galactic

Star-birth like you've never seen it before, full of detailed, impressionistic texture. The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope celebrates the completion of a successful first year, with this incredible image of a star-forming region in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. Although it is a relatively small, quiet stellar nursery, the image shows jets bursting from young stars lighting up gas clouds in stunning colour.

Darren James
Deep space image taken by the Hubble space telescope. Each speck of light is another galaxy, containing billions of stars. Hubble is now expected to function until at least 2014, when its scientific successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), is due to be launched.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by a space shuttle in 1990. The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA, with contributions from the E…

Stephane Bilodeau