20 Breathtaking Images of Space

Revisiting the Veil NebulaIn honor of Star Wars Day, we thought it would be a good idea to find the most breathtaking images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope from NASA! Aside from all of these images completely mesmerizing us time and time again, they also do a really good job at reminding us of how massive the universe actually is. Be prepared to get lost in galaxies and nebulas with our journey of the 20 most breathtaking images of space.

 

1.) The Nebula NGC 5189

 

2.) The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)

 

3.) Visible View of Pillar and Jets HH 901/902

Visible View of Pillar and Jets HH 901/902

 

4.) The Tarantula Nebula

Turquoise-tinted plumes in the Large Magellanic Cloud

 

5.) Galaxy Messier 82

Great observatories composite

 

6.) Lagoon Nebula

Giant 'Twisters' in the Lagoon Nebula

 

7.) NGC 604

Firestorm of Star Birth Seen in a Local Galaxy

 

8.) Globular Cluster NGC 6397

Globular Cluster NGC 6397

 

9.) V838 Monocerotis

V838 Monocerotis revisited: Space phenomenon imitates art

 

10.) R136

A Portrait of R136

 

11.) Arp 273

 

12.) Antennae Galaxies

Antennae Galaxies reloaded

 

13.) Sombrero galaxy, Messier 104

 

14.) The Crab Nebula

 

15.) NGC 6302

 

16.) The Cone Nebula

 

17.) Stephan’s Quintet

 

18.) The Ring Nebula (Messier 57)

 

19.) Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

 

20.) Star cluster found in the Large Magellanic Cloud

 

Pretty amazing right? To see more fascinating images of space and science in general you can check out our Science and Nature board on Pinterest. Happy Star Wars Day!

 

*Disclaimer: We take no credit for the images above. Their original source can be found by clicking on the numbered titles of each image.

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