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Thank you Hubble

In honour of the recent Jupiter bruise and total solar eclipse, I thought I’d post some of my favourite images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope over the years. Check out the full Hubble gallery when you have a chance. You can download most photos for your desktop. Beautiful!

Solar system – Jupiter’s surface. Fascinating colours of ancient storms.

Ultraviolet Image of Multiple Comet Impacts on Jupiter
Source: Hubblesite.org

Stars – Light echoes from a supergiant (ie, bigger than Jupiter). Kinda looks like a jelly doughnut with a jewel inside it.

Light Echoes From Red Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis – May 2002
Source: Hubblesite.org

Nebulae – Cat’s Eye nebula. You couldn’t paint it better than this…

Planetary Nebula NGC 6543: Gaseous Cocoon Around a Dying Star
Source: Hubblesite.org

Galaxies – The Whirlpool Galaxy slowly eating up a smaller companion galaxy. Hard to believe this is a real picture and not an artist’s rendition for a Star Trek episode.

Whirlpool Galaxy
Source: Hubblesite.org

Thank you Hubble for showing us all the beauty in the universe! Now find us some aliens already! 🙂