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20 Gorgeous Hubble Photos That Showcase The Universe’s Beauty

1 Jan 2018, 15:01 UTC
20 Gorgeous Hubble Photos That Showcase The Universe’s Beauty
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The Hubble Space Telescope, as imaged during its last and final servicing mission. Image credit: NASA.0From the birth and deaths of stars to the largest structures in the Universe, Hubble shows us what we’d never see otherwise.When it comes to the Universe itself, perhaps no better views have come, ever, than those from the Hubble Space Telescope. Across a myriad of objects, Hubble’s eyes have shown us the Universe as we’ve never seen it before.Here are 20 of its finest moments.The Pandora Cluster, known formally as Abell 2744, is a cosmic smash-up of four independent galaxy clusters, all brought together under the irresistible force of gravity. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, & the HFF Team.Galaxy clusters: The most massive bound structures in the Universe, these contain anywhere from a handful up to thousands of Milky Way-sized galaxies. From incredibly deep views in space to bent light by their gravity, to individual galaxies speeding through them, Hubble offers views like no other.When there are bright, massive galaxies in the background of a cluster, their light will get stretched, magnified and distorted due to the general relativistic effects known as gravitational lensing. Image credit: NASA, ESA, ...

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