The planetary nebula NGC 6302, more popularly called the Butterfly Nebula: a star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun has blown off its outer layers.
A pillar of gas and dust known as the Carina Nebula: stars are forming in this cloud. Hubble's two views, in the visible (top) and infrared (bottom), show astronomers very different detail.
A panoramic view of some 100,000 stars inside the globular cluster Omega Centauri. The range of colours reveals stars in different stages of their lives.
Stephan's Quintet is a collection of colliding galaxies. Only four are actually close together; the fifth (at upper left) is much closer to Earth than the others.
The Galaxy Cluster Abell 370: this is a cosmic "zoom lens" in the sense that its gravity magnifies the light from galaxies located far beyond. It is a natural tool for studying deep space.
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217: the first image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instrument that was repaired on the shuttle servicing mission.
Hubble's view of Jupiter taken on 23 July: a dark scar is visible near the giant planetís southern pole, the result of an asteroid or comet impact.
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