These are the 60 most stunning space photos we have seen so far


James Webb Space Telescope is an outer space telescope that orbits Earth. Credit: Getty Images


The James Webb Space Telescope It was launched on December 25, 2021. We are awe-inspiring Since then. 

Webb was a $10 billion American taxpayers expense. It was designed to expand the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990 and still operating. Webb offers greater wavelength coverage and sensitivity, which makes it more capable of discovering uncharted areas in space.

Webb already has the victory The first planet Unseen characteristics not seen before outside the solar system Jupiter Several other fascinating discoveries were made.

Here’s a look at the latest discoveries made by Hubble, Spitzer, and other space projects about the cosmos. 

A nursery for stars

NASA, ESA and CSA.


This star-forming area in the Carina Nabula is known as NGC 3324 Webb captured the image. 

This image is noteworthy because it shows a first-time glimpse at star births in Carina Nebula areas. 

Phantom Galaxy

European Space Agency


This image shows the heart and outlines of the swirly Messier 74. Also known as the Phantom Galaxy, it is located in the Pisces constellation. 

The European Space Agency released the image and it is available here Combination of data Both Webb & Hubble.

The space agency stated that scientists can get greater insight into astronomical objects by combining data from telescopes operating across electromagnetic spectrums than if they use a single observatory, even one as powerful like Webb.

Jupiter like never before

NASA Webb Telescope


The Webb project was launched in summer 2022 Jupiter images released It showcased the unique characteristics of the planet. 

Photos of the planet’s northern, southern and swirling polar lights, Great Red Spot and polar haze stand out. 

“We have never seen Jupiter in such a way before.” It’s all quite incredible,” said planetary astronomer Imke de Pater with the University of California—Berkeley in a statement. 

“A tiny sliver from a vast universe.”

Space Telescope Science Institute


This Webb image, nicknamed First Deep Field features a galaxy cluster SMACS 0723. It was unveiled by Joe Biden in July during a Press briefing at the White House

The image depicts “a patch of sky approximately equal in size to a grain of sand and held at arm’s reach by someone on ground,” NASA“And reveals thousands upon thousands of galaxies within a small sliver, vast universe.”

A clear view of Neptune’s rings

NASA


The Webb is credited for capturing the best view of Neptune’s rings over 30 years. 

NASA will launch in September This image was released The ice giant is now visible like never before. 

“It has been 30 years since we last saw these faint dusty rings. This is the first time that we’ve seen them” said Heidi Hammel (Neptune system expert, interdisciplinary scientist for Webb per NASA). 

What do asteroids look like?

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Part of the first image This composition, which features asteroids alongside galaxies, was created by Webb. 

“Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared – have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time,” said NASA This image was used to create this composition. 

The abyss stares at you

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This Webb image, also known as Southern Ring Nebula (or Webb image), shows a planetary nubula that is approximately 2,500 light-years away. NASA

NASA stated that the image also features a dimmer star that has been emitting gas and dust rings for thousands upon thousands of years. 

Webb finds that the star is covered in dust. 

 

NIRCam and MIRI

NASA Webb Telescope


This photo of dazzling young stars was created using both the Webb’s mid-infrared instrument and the Webb’s near-infrared camera.

“Two cameras are better than one, as seen in this combined view from Webb’s NIRCam & MIRI,” NASA Tweet. “In the near infrared, hundreds of stars and background galaxies are visible. The mid-infrared, however, shows dusty planet-forming discs (in red or pink) around young stars.

Stephan’s Quintet

NASA, ESA and CSA.


Stephan’s Quintet might be familiar from the American Christmas drama “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in which it was featured. 

Stephan’s Quintet depicts five galaxies group together in Stephan’s Quintet. The Webb telescope Stephan’s Quintet depicted In a new light. 

A new exoplanet

NASA/ESA/CSA, A Carter, UCSC, the ERS 1386 team and A. Pagan (STScI).


NASA released a Webb picture in September which captured the first planet other than the solar system. CBS News reported

Images of the exoplanet HIP 65426B made headlines. The exoplanet is 355 light years from Earth, between 15 million to 20 million years old and uninhabitable — a gas giant with no rocky surface.  

Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA


NASA recently A new picture has been released Webb captured the Cartwheel galaxy. 

The image can be used to show the galaxy’s present and future states. 

A very fine sensor

NASA


In July 2022, the Webb project demonstrated the capabilities of its fine guidance sensors. This image Galaxies and stars. 

The FGS can take pictures, but its primary purpose is not to point Webb. Just at the targets

Webb in orbit of Earth

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This photo shows the Webb in outer orbit around Earth. 

You can see the surface of the planet in the background. 

The galaxy that watches your back

NASA Webb Telescope via twitter


This is stunning photo depicting a galaxy This was taken using Webb’s MIRI instrument.

MIRI’s sensitive detectors provide insight into the redshifted lights of faraway galaxies, as well as objects in Kuiper Belts and newly formed stars. 

This is more than a test image

NASA


This photo, which focuses on a bright star in the sky, was taken to evaluate alignment. NASA

However, it also attracted attention to the galaxies as well as the stars visible in the background. 

Webb’s optics allow for easy identification of galaxies, stars, and other objects. 

“Just think about what we’re going learn.”

NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI via AP


The Webb telescope captured images of a satellite galaxies recently, which were then compared to photos from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

The Spitzer shot, to the left, shows Webb’s high quality and capabilities. 

“It is only when you actually see the type of image it produces that you really internalize and say, ‘Wow!’ Marcia Rieke from the University of Arizona, chief scientist for Webb’s near infrared camera, said this to The Associated Press. “Just think of the things we’re going learn.”

Are you a space spider?

Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team


In September 2022, an image captured by Webb featured the Tarantula Nebula star-forming region — and it made headlines. 

The region was viewed in a new light. According to CBS NewsThe Webb captured thousands upon thousands of young stars in the Tarantula Nebula. 

“Never seen before”

NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team


This photo shows the heart of Tarantula Nebula captured by mid-infrared light coming from the Webb 

“Webb has already started to reveal a universe never before seen, and is just getting started on rewriting Stark Creation Story.” NASA

One galaxy, three views

European Space Agency


This image shows Hubble and Webb. Working together

The Hubble image of the galaxy is to the left. The Webb version appears to be noticeably different. 

The image in center combines the two to create a breathtaking view of the spiral galaxy. 

Webb in the sky

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This photo shows Webb in black night sky on Dec. 25, 2021, the day it launched.

It was viewed from the University of Hyderabad campus, in the southern sky, at 6:30 p.m. 

Webb in outer space

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This pastel-splashed photograph shows the Webb on a mission into outer space.  

The Webb delivered its first fascinating image Soon after launch in 2021, the cosmos was visible.  

“How it all began”

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NASA released this April release: Record-breaking image.

It is also known as “Earendel” and offers a glimpse at the most distant single star Hubble has ever seen. 

Its name comes from the Old English word for “rising star” or “morning light”. 

According to Brian Welch of CBS News Miami, “Earendel existed so many years ago that it may have not had all the same materials as the stars surrounding us today.” 

“Studying Earendel is a window into a time in the universe that we don’t know, but which led to everything that we know. It’s as if we’ve been reading a very interesting book. We started the second chapter, and now, we will be able see how it all started.

“Like bees buzzing around a honey hive”

ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Kalirai


This Hubble image features clusters of multi-colored stars. 

It shows a small portion of the universe dotted with thousands of stars. 

NASAIt captures NGC1805, a globular galaxy located close to the Large Magnelic Cloud, a satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.

Globular Clusters are conglomerations of stars that form round conglomerations called globular clusters. The most stars are found in the middle. 

“The stars orbit close to one another, similar to bees swarming in a hive. NASA said that the image shows stars 100 to 1,000 times closer to each other than the nearest stars to our sun. It makes it unlikely that there are planetary systems around them. 

A colorful look at baby stars

NASA


This Hubble image shows a celestial cloudscape. NASA

It includes a multi-colored area within the Orion Nebula, which is located around Herbig Haro object HH 505, according to the agency. Herbig–Haro objects are strikingly bright regions surrounding newborn stars. 

Largest comet anywhere

NASA Hubblesite


Hubble discovered 2022 the largest known comet. 

CBS News, NASA Citation reported The comet is larger and more powerful than Rhode Island. It is located in our solar systems. It could stretch as far as 85 miles. 

Spiraling stars

Spiraling stars


NASA’s Hubblesite was launched in September 2022 Announcement The discovery of young stars within spiraling formation.

NASA reported that the young stars were found “spiraling towards the center of a large cluster of stars.” It is located in the Milky Way. 

Colliding galaxies

SCIENCE: NASA ESA STSCI JULIANNE DALCANTON (UW). IMAGE PROCESSING. ALYSSA PAGAN STSCI


NASA unveiled two new technologies in July 2022 Eye-catching photos Hubble took the space photo. 

The first image to the right shows “rarely observed” colliding galaxies. The right photo shows a “unusual” spiral galaxy that has three arms instead of the typical even number. 

“Lord of all the rings”

NASA, ESA (A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), M.H. Wong (University of California Berkeley), as well as the OPAL Team


Hubble will be available July 4, 2020 This image was captured The stunning rings of Saturn, the planet. 

Although Saturn is 839,000,000 miles away from Earth, this photo captures a perfect view of its rings. 

During the announcement of the image, the agency called Saturn “lord over the rings”. 

The colorful death of a sun-like star

NASA, ESA and K. Noll


This image shows the “The Moon” as NASA describes it.Last hurrah“of a star like the sun.  

Hubble captured the photo of the white dwarf in the center. The colorful outer layers of gas that make up the star’s atmosphere are discarded as their lives end.

NASA predicts that the sun, a star in the solar system, will burn out in 5 billion years. 

Neowise keeps it all together

NASA, ESA (STScI), A. Pagan and Q. Zhang are NASA, ESA (Caltech).


This image was captured by Hubble on Aug. 8, 2020 Comet Neowise Making its way around the sun. 

The achievement of the journey was a feat in itself considering the possibility that other comets could have broken apart. 

A popular clique

NASA


The globular cluster M13 is one the most prominent and luminous globular globular clusters in northern sky. 

You can see Hubble’s image in this image. Hundreds of thousands There are many stars that circulate within the globular Cluster M13. 

Two galaxies are one

NASA


These two spiral galaxies, also known as the Antennae Galaxies were formed hundreds of millions years ago. started merging

Hubble captured the pair as one of the earliest and closest colliding galaxies. 

The eye of a Nebula

NASA


This photo shows the Glowing eye Nebula in constellation Aquila. It’s well-known for its resemblance to a large eye. 

Here is the nebula as seen here reportedly The cloud is made up of material that was formed thousands years ago from the center of the hot star. 

Blue and pink stars

Hubble Space Telescope via twitter


The This spiral galaxy’s arms Hubble captured the image that makes it eye-catching. 

The arms of the spiral galaxy’s arms are composed of young blue star clusters and pink star clusters, which sit amid brown dust. 

Plumes made of turquoise gas

Hubble Space Telescope via twitter


Recently, the Hubble project was launched Share This photo shows plumes containing turquoise hydrogen gas at the Tarantula Nebula. 

It was taken using near-infrared lights. The same photo is also available. Available Both visible and ultraviolet light. 

What is the inside of this nebula?

Hubble Space Telescope via twitter


Hubble observed NGC 7027, a planetary nebula in 1998. 

It Recently shared In 2019, the planetary Nebula was again examined in ultraviolet light. 

“Ultraviolet observations gave a new look at the expanding shells made of gas by a dying center star,” Hubble project tweeted.

“Raindrops” in space

Hubble Space Telescope via twitter


This Hubble photo gives you a closer look at the Helix Nebula. 

“What look like raindrops may be comet-like filaments formed when radiation and hot stellar winds plowed into gas and dust shells.” Tweet The Hubble Project. 

Is it a star, or a bubble?

Hubblesite/Hubble


This photo shows a huge star. Nebula N83B.  

The photo shows the star as a glowing spherical bubble in the nebula. 

Andromeda Galaxy

Hubblesite/Hubble


The Hubble captured the beautiful colors of the Andromeda Galaxy. Also known as M31

The photo shows hydrogen gas from intergalactic spaces. The hydrogen gas comes also from galaxies that have previously merged to the Andromeda Galaxy.

The Andromeda Galaxy is shown here in radio wavelengths and far-infrared light. 

“Wandering ghosts”

Hubble Space Telescope via twitter


Hubble recently revealed Do you have evidence? A single black hole in interstellar Space. 

Because of their strong gravity, light is absorbed by them. 

Hubble workers tweeted, “Like legendary wandering ghosts their presence can only been deduced by looking how they affect the environment around,”

Smiling galaxy

NASA/ESA


Did the universe smile on mankind? 

This 2015 photo, taken by NASA/ESA Hubble, appears to show the popular NASA/ESA Hubble project. galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 Smile. 

NASA claims that the eyes appear to be eyes. The area that looks like a smile is actually an arc made by strong lenses.

Space glitter?

Hubble Space Telescope via twitter


Numerous star clusters were discovered in Abell 1689 Hubble had carefully examined the galaxy cluster in constellation Virgo in 2010 after Hubble made a detailed analysis. 

Star clusters appear like white dots. Larger blotches are believed to be whole galaxies.

A smaller Neptune or a “super earth”

ARTWORK: Adam Makarenko (Keck Observatory)


Adam Makarenko’s artwork that was Published An earlier version of this year’s Hubble site shows mini-Neptune TOI 560. 

The star of Neptune is located 103 light-years away. The mini Neptune planet can be seen close to its star. Scientists call it a super-Earth as the planet loses its puffy atmosphere. 

Astronomers have discovered two distinct cases of “mini-Neptune”, or planets that could be changing into super-Earths using the Hubble and Keck Observatory.

Neon green nebula

Credits: Bruce Balick, Jason Alexander (University of Washington), Arsen Hajian (U.S. Naval Observatory), Yervant Terzian (Cornell University), Mario Perinotto (University of Florence, Italy), Patrizio Patriarchi (Arcetri Observatory, Italy),


This Hubble photo offers a glimpse at Planetary Nebula ngc7009

The surrounding area is made up of gaseous material that is green and yellow in color. Pink remnant core of star The center.  

What remains from a supernova?

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Hubble captured this 2014 image of the thin remnants of a Type IA supernova. 

It is located in a satellite galaxy of Milky Way. 

According to the Space Telescope Science InstituteThe supernova’s “predicable brightness” allows astronomers and scientists to measure the expansion. Dark energy was discovered through research in the area. 

Space penguin

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).


In June, the Hubble Team Jokes about This image looks like a penguin protecting an egg. 

The image is called colliding galaxy pair Arp 142This actually shows a close encounter of two galaxies. 

“Pillars of Creation.”

NASA


This captivating image is known as the Pillars of CreationUsing data from Hubble and X-ray imaging taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory,,, was created. 

It was taken in Eagle Nebula and features what are known as “elephant trees” of interstellar dust and gas. The star-filled Eagle Nebula region is located in the Serpens constellation, approximately 7,000 light years from Earth.

“Red Rectangle”

NASA; ESA, Hans Van Winckel (Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium); and Martin Cohen, University of California, Berkeley


This is because gaseous debris surrounding dying stars often appears in circular form. ImageHubble captured this image of a rectangle surrounding one. 

This nebula was given the name “Red Rectangle” Due to its shape, color and appearance. 

Hubble orbits Earth

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This photo shows Hubble orbiting Earth. 

The telescope is observing the cosmos from orbit and the sun’s bright beams are visible. 

Giant star at the edge of disaster

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Meet AG CarinaeOne of the most luminescent stars in the Milky Way galaxy is encased by dust and gas. 

It is believed that the massive nebula was caused by one or more large eruptions about 10,000 years ago. The nebula is 5 light-years wide. Hubble captured this image. 

The life and death of a Nebula

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Spitzer took this shot, which reveals details about life and mortality in the Eagle Nebula. 

Infrared light can be used Spitzer helped capture The Eagle Nebula is home to newborn stars and unstable cloud formations. 

The Eagle Nebula, a cluster consisting of stars in the Serpens constellation is believed to be 7,000 light-years away. 

Pulsar star

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This photo features a type pulsar, also known as a dead star. 

The surrounding Disk of rubble Spitzer was the one who discovered it.  

This pulsar is also known as 4U 0242+61. It was a huge star before a supernova explosion 100,000+ years ago. 

Perseus Nebula

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Spitzer captured this infrared photo of Perseus. It is a constellation located in the northern skies. 

Bright pink baby stars, which are approximately three million years old, can be seen as part of the 300-member group. IC348 star cluster. The Perseus Nebula is visible as a green cloud in middle of photo. 

Other Earths

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In 2017, Spitzer Offered A glance at the first set of known habitable planets in the zone around a single star.

The seven planets discovered are each the size of Earth and could have water — essential to human survival.  This speculative illustration was inspired by the images.

“This discovery could be an important piece in the puzzle to find habitable environments, places which are conducive for life,” stated Thomas Zurbuchen (associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate) in Washington. 

“Assisting the question ‘are you alone’ is a top science priority, and finding such a large number of planets in the habitable area is a remarkable step toward that goal.

Spitzer in space

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This PhotoYou can see Spitzer against the infrared sky, as it is positioned towards the Rho Ophiuchi.

It’s a multi-star system in the constellation Ophiuchus. 

One big ring

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Keck


According to Spitzer’s 2009 discovery of the largest Saturn-related ring, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPL at the time reported that it would take nearly a billion Earths to fill up the ring.

Anne Verbiscer, an astronomer, stated at the time via JPL, “If you could see it, it would span a width of two full moons worth of sky one on either side Saturn.” 

Galaxy in the “young universe”.

NASA/JPL


In 2005, Spitzer and Hubble teamed up. Discovered One of the most distant galaxies known, HUDF-JD2.

This photo shows the combined infrared and visible view of galaxy HUDFJD2 as seen from both telescopes. 

The JPL noted that HUDF-JD2 was “unusually large and mature” for its position in the young universe at the time of discovery. 

Montage of images taken from Spitzer

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This montage features a collection of Spitzer’s extraordinary images. 

The collection Submitted by the JPL Features celestial wonders as well as nebulas, galaxies, and more. They were all taken in the Spitzer’s first year and a quarter in space. 

Godzilla nebula

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This brightly colored image shows the beauty of a Nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. 

This nebula is often referred to as “the Godzilla nebula” for good reason. 

According to JPLIf you look closely enough, you will see a figure resembling the famous movie monster Godzilla. 

Galactic Center

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Infrared cameras from Spitzer reveal the stars in the Milky Way’s central region. 

The image shows older cool stars in bluish tones. Reddish bright dust clouds are aligned alongside young stars in stellar nurseries. 

The Milky Way’s galactic centre is located approximately 26,000 light years from Earth. 

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