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.

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


NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team