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The majesty of @NASAHubble imagery… from your backyard. 🔭⁣
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A new gallery of Hubble Space Telescope images highlights celestial objects visible to amateur and professional astronomers alike. All of the objects are from a collection known as the Caldwell catalog, which includes 109 interesting objects visible in amateur-sized telescopes in both the northern and southern skies. Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣
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The majesty of @NASAHubble imagery… from your backyard. 🔭⁣ ⁣ A new gallery of Hubble Space Telescope...
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! 🌟

Our @NASAHubble Space Telescope spotted a galaxy with its mix of bright patches of glowing gas, dark lanes of dust, bright core, and whirling, pinwheeling arms coming together to paint a beautiful celestial scene.

Located  around 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia (the Air Pump), this galaxy is a member of galaxy groups - some of the most common galactic gatherings in the cosmos, and they comprise 50 or so galaxies all bound together by gravity.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario et al.

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This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! 🌟 Our @NASAHubble Space Telescope spotted a gala...
Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?👋 ⁣
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While many galaxies live solitary lives, others interact with a neighbor galaxy, like this duo spotted by our @NASAHubble Space Telescope over 250 million light-years from Earth. ⁣
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These neighbors are interacting in the cosmos, with their mutual gravitational attraction pulling wisps of gas and streams of dust from them, distorting their shapes, and gently smudging and blurring their appearances on the sky — to Earth-based observers, at least. Thanks to Hubble, our view of the universe and our place within it has never been the same.⁣
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Image credit: @EuropeanSpaceAgency/Hubble & NASA, K. Larson et al.⁣
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Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?👋 ⁣ ⁣ While many galaxies live solita...
🎶 Baby stars! 🎶 ✨ This galaxy might be bursting with star formation and stellar newborns. ⁣
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Our @NASAHubble space telescope turned its powerful eye towards galaxy NGC 3749, over 135 million light-years away from Earth. This galaxy shows strong emission lines (signs of emission from elements within a galaxy's spectrum of light), suggesting that it has plenty of star-forming material and energetic new stars. ⁣
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This study technique, known as spectroscopy, is used by astronomers to understand a galaxy’s type and composition, the density and temperature of any emitting gas, the star formation rate, or how massive the galaxy’s central black hole might be. ⁣
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Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario et al.⁣
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🎶 Baby stars! 🎶 ✨ This galaxy might be bursting with star formation and stellar newborns. ⁣ ⁣ Our @N...
✨“We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”✨ Today we remember planetary scientist Carl Sagan on his birthday. ⁣
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Within a galaxy hosting around 300 billion stars, here @NASAHubble has captured a mere handful or two. These stars fall within NGC 1333, located about 1,000 light-years away in the constellation of Perseus. The cool gas and dust concentrated in this region is generating new stars whose light is then reflecting off the surrounding material, lighting it up and making this object’s lingering presence known to us.⁣
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✨“We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”✨ Today we remember planeta...
Not all galaxies are lonely. Some have galaxy squads. ⁣
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NGC 1706, captured in this image by @NASAHubble, belongs to something known as a galaxy group, which is just as the name suggests — a group of up to 50 galaxies which are gravitationally bound and relatively close to each other. ⁣
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Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has its own squad — known as the Local Group, which also contains the Andromeda galaxy, the Large and Small Magellanic clouds and the Triangulum galaxy. Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣
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Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Bellini et al.⁣ #galaxy #squadgoals #hubble #cosmos #universe
Not all galaxies are lonely. Some have galaxy squads. ⁣ ⁣ NGC 1706, captured in this image by @NASAH...
"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you" 🤩⁣
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@NASAHubble took this image of galaxy NGC 4380, with a colossal collection of stars numbering up to the hundreds of billions. Galaxies like this one are quite common in the universe! Graceful spiral arms outlined by dark lanes of dust wind around the bulging core, which glows brightly and has the highest concentration of stars in the galaxy.⁣
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Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency)⁣
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Erwin
"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you" 🤩⁣ ⁣ @NASAHubble took this image of galaxy NGC 4380...
⁣☄️ Interstellar visitor spotted! ☄️⁣
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@nasahubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor — comet 2I/Borisov — whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. In this Oct. 12, 2019 Hubble image, the comet is 260 million miles from Earth. The comet is following a hyperbolic path around the Sun and will exit back into interstellar space.⁣
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Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second such interstellar object known to have passed through the solar system. In 2017, the first identified interstellar visitor, an object officially named 'Oumuamua, swung within 24 million miles of the Sun before racing out of the solar system.⁣
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As the second known interstellar object found to enter our solar system, the comet provides invaluable clues to the chemical composition, structure and dust characteristics of planetary building blocks presumably forged in an alien star system a long time ago and far away.⁣
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Image Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Jewitt (UCLA)
⁣☄️ Interstellar visitor spotted! ☄️⁣ ⁣ @nasahubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an...
A spiral in profile! 🌀⁣
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@nasahubble sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways — as shown here. This galaxy, called NGC 3717, is about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (the Sea Serpent). ⁣
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Seeing a spiral almost in profile, as Hubble has here, can provide a vivid sense of its three-dimensional shape. Through most of their expanse, spiral galaxies are shaped like a thin pancake. At their cores, though, they have bright, spherical, star-filled bulges that extend above and below this disk, giving these galaxies a shape somewhat like that of a flying saucer when they are seen edge-on.⁣
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NGC 3717 is not captured perfectly edge-on in this image; the nearer part of the galaxy is tilted ever so slightly down, and the far side tilted up. This angle affords a view across the disk and the central bulge (of which only one side is visible).⁣
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Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency)⁣
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario
A spiral in profile! 🌀⁣ ⁣ @nasahubble sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientati...
This rounded object isn't something seen through a microscope. Instead, it's a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an aging star and seen by the @NASAHubble telescope. The star is visible in the orb's center, shining through the gases it formerly held onto for most of its stellar life. 
When stars like the Sun grow advanced in age, they expand and glow red. These so-called red giants then begin to lose their outer layers of material into space. More than half of such a star's mass can be shed in this manner, forming a shell of surrounding gas. At the same time, the star's core shrinks and grows hotter, emitting ultraviolet light that causes the expelled gases to glow. 
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Wade
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This rounded object isn't something seen through a microscope. Instead, it's a vast orb of gas in sp...
When 2️⃣ become 1️⃣! This galactic duo of strange, luminescent creatures at play in this image are actually galaxies — realms of millions upon millions of stars. The galaxies are seen by our @NASAHubble telescope as their mutual gravitational attraction is pulling them closer and closer together and distorting their shapes in the process.  Over time, the two galaxies will likely merge into one.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Evans
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When 2️⃣ become 1️⃣! This galactic duo of strange, luminescent creatures at play in this image are a...