Hubble’s Beautiful Close-Up Image of the Crab Nebula

In yet another image and discovery that are difficult to comprehend fully, NASA has delved into the core of Taurus’ Crab Nebula—via the Hubble Telescope—and released an up-close image that shows the left-overs of a supernova. The glistening, colorful picture shows a neutron star in the middle of the nebula that’s “about the same mass as the sun but compressed into an incredibly dense sphere …

Scientists Find a Double Black Hole

After carefully studying data from the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists are convinced that the closest quasar to Earth (about 600 million light-years away) contains a double black hole at its core. The larger of the pair is roughly 150 million times the size of our sun, while the smaller black hole is four million times larger. Eventually, the two black holes will swirl into each …

The Lonely Lost-In-Space Galaxy

NASA has resurfaced a 2013 photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the “Lost-In-Space Galaxy”—officially known as NGC 6503. The lonely planetary system earned its nickname from its location on the edge of the Local Void—an unusually empty section of outer-space that stretches over 150 million light-years across and is somehow vacant of any stars or galaxies. The image of NGC 6503 reveals bright …