This close-up view shows the galaxy the farthest object yet known as it appears through a gravitational lens imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is billion light-years from Earth and formed 420 million years after the Big Bang x
Gravity's Grin - Gravitational lensing as Cheshire Cat - The Cheshire Cat galaxy group grins in the constellation Ursa Major, some billion light-years away. (credit: X-ray - NASA / CXC / J. Irwin et al.
Dark Nebula Delights in Skywatcher's PhotoCredit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of ArizonaResembling a dancer twirling her skirt in the wind, this image of the Lynd's Dark Nebula (LDN glows with deep blue and maroon colors.
An eerie view of the Crab Nebula shows a powerful neutron star shrouded in the gas from a supernova explosion. The energy from the swiftly spinning neutron star creates an expanding ring of waves through the debris (visible at center).