The Official Top 10 Photos Of Space, According to NASA

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. This image shows the pillars as seen in visible light, capturing the multi-coloured glow of gas clouds, wispy tendrils of dark cosmic dust, and the rust-coloured elephants’ trunks of the nebula’s famous pillars. The dust and gas in the pillars is seared by the intense radiation from young stars and eroded by strong winds from massive nearby stars. With these new images comes better contrast and a clearer view for astronomers to study how the structure of the pillars is changing over time.

Photos of space are always a wonder to behold – they remind us of the beautiful vastness of the universe, and the temporary, insignificant nature of human life. That is why NASA, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has recently unveiled what they consider to be the Top 10 best photos of space ever taken. Here are the 10 best photos of space in chronological order:

1. Westerlund 2, taken during the Hubble Telescope’s 25th anniversary

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2. The “Pillars of Creation” is a pretty popular space photo, but it got a new view:

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3. A pair of intergalactic galaxies look stringly similar to a rose…

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4. A new extreme star cluster bursting into life right in front of the Hubble telescope’s eyes

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5. This nebula looks like a bubble, hence it’s called the “Bubble Nebula”

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6. These are called the “Antennae Galaxies”, and they’ve taken a snapshot of it for the third time. And you know what they say, third time’s a charm…

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7. A brand new infrared view of the Horsehead Nebula (aptly named because of it’s shaped like a horse’s head)

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8. This brand new photo of the cluster called “Magnetic Monster NGC 1275” has amazing quality and resolution:

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9. This photo is famous because it demonstrates exactly how huge the entire universe is:

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10. This is a beautiful “mosaic” of the accurately named “Sombrero Galaxy”:

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