This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image features NGC 6951, an intermediate spiral galaxy 78 million light-years away in the Cepheus constellation. (Photo/VCG)
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured this detailed image of NGC 6951, a notable galaxy in the Cepheus constellation. Bright blue spiral arms twist around the luminescent white center of this starry galaxy.
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image features NGC 685. (Photo/VCG)
NGC 685 takes center stage amid faintly twinkling stars on an inky black background. This galaxy is clearly a barred spiral galaxy with its bright center bar and patchy, curving arms. It is about 58 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 685 lies south of the celestial equator and is visible from the southern hemisphere at certain times of the year.
At the top center of this image lies NGC 5068's bright central bar, a densely packed region of mature stars. NGC 5068 is a barred spiral galaxy with thousands of star-forming regions and large quantities of interstellar dust. NGC 5068 sits in the southern region of the constellation Virgo and is around 20 million light-years away. (Photo/VCG)
NGC 1087 is seen in ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared light. The barred spiral galaxy is 87,000 light-years in diameter and is 80 million light-years from Earth. (Photo/VCG)
A striking orange and blue streak fills this new image from the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble’s visible and infrared capabilities captured this edge-on view of lenticular galaxy NGC 612. It is about 400 million light-years from Earth and has a mass of around 1.1 trillion times that of our Sun. (Photo/VCG)