Hubble Servicing Mission 4 Early Release Observations
Hubble Servicing Mission 4 Early Release Observations
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News release ID: STScI-2009-25
Release Date: Sep 9, 2009
Image Use: Copyright
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These four images are among the first observations made by the new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the upgraded NASA Hubble Space Telescope.

The image at top left shows NGC 6302, a butterfly-shaped nebula surrounding a dying star. At top right is a picture of a clash among members of a galactic grouping called Stephan's Quintet. The image at bottom left gives viewers a panoramic portrait of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of Omega Centauri, a giant globular cluster. At bottom right, an eerie pillar of star birth in the Carina Nebula rises from a sea of greenish-colored clouds.

Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Globular Clusters, Hubble Telescope, Interacting Galaxies, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae, Star Clusters, Stars, Stellar Jets


Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team