New Hubble images

hubble-repairNew images from NASA‘s Hubble Space Telescope are starting to appear. These are the first since the upgrade by shuttle astronauts during their 13 day service mission last May. The upgrade included a new Wide Field Camera, and repair of two other instruments. (see Hubble Telescope is Back: Fantastic New Images Released).

One example of the stunning quality of the new images is this of a planetary nebula taken with the new Wide Field Camera 3. The nebula is catalogued as NGC 6302, but more popularly called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula

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2 responses to “New Hubble images

  1. Wow.

    incredible pic!

    Like

  2. Pingback: Hubba-Hubba Hubble « Orion Spur

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