From planets to planetary nebula, and from star formation to supernova explosions, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a wealth of astronomical objects in its 25-year career. This montage presents 25 images that sample the space telescope’s rich contribution to our understanding of the Universe around us.
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At the centre of the montage is star cluster Westerlund 2, the image released on the occasion of Hubble’s 25th anniversary.
From left to right; top row:
- Interacting galaxies
- Abell 2218
- Comet ISON
- Green filament in the Teacup galaxy
- Star formation in 30 Doradus
- Interacting galaxies Arp 273