Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

Jpl Celebrates Hubble's 25th Anniversary

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Gaseous pillars via Hubble

Eerie, dramatic pictures from the Hubble telescope show newborn stars emerging from "eggs"-not the barnyard variety-but rather, dense, compact pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs).

Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the world's first space telescope. Hubble images have revealed a vast and colorful cosmos, showcasing, among many wonders, towering pillars of star-making dust and seas of galaxies floating in space like jellyfish.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
View Full Article



No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account