To mark the 27th anniversary of NASA's launching of the Hubble Space Telescope, BuzzFeed News brought together a collection of some of the most mesmerizing and significant images made by the world's largest space telescope in orbit.
Pillars of Creation, also known as M16, Eagle Nebula, and NGC 6611:
The Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus:
Merging galaxy cluster Abell 520:
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) storm:
Horsehead Nebula, also known as Barnard 33:
The Ring Nebula, also known as Messier 57:
The Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372:
Planetary nebula NGC 5189:
Ultra-compact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1:
The Hercules A galaxy and its supermassive black hole:
Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis:
Protostar IRAS 20324+4057, also known as the "cosmic caterpillar":
Antennae galaxies, also known as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039:
Galaxy cluster Abell 1689:
Spiral galaxy M106:
The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635:
Hubble’s cross-section of the cosmos:
The Crab Nebula, also known as M1:
Planetary Nebula NGC 6302:
Spiral galaxy UGC 1810 and its companion galaxy UGC 1813:
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