A rose made of galaxies *This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Smiley face This photo taken of the galaxy cluster SDSS by the Hubble Space Telescope appears to show a smiling face at the center. The two eyes are bright galaxies and the smile lines are arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.
Photo: Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy.
The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth. This composite image includes images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).
Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the center of the image.
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope clearly shows the equatorial rings of Uranus, a southern cloud deck and a bright cloud in the northern hemisphere. Uranus is unique in that its axis is tilted to align with the solar system elliptic plane.
Located approximately 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Volans, AM is one of the most spectacular ‘Ring Galaxies’ currently known. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
Featured Image: the cosmic ice sculptures of the Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful. This list of 9 pictures gathers the most beautiful images of our universe I could find.