Hubble Favorites

A National Air and Space Museum astronomer picks some of his favorite images from the storied telescope.

NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA)

Eagle Nebula (1995)

(NASA, ESA, STScl, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University))

“After the Eagle Nebula was imaged by Hubble in 1995 and spread far and wide in the media,” write DeVorkin and Smith, “the pillars created by photoevaporation were constantly likened to the towers and stalagmite structures familiar to explorers of the American West.”

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