According to reports, scientists at NASA plan to present some of the newest findings on Jupiter's ocean-harbouring moon Europa on September 26, Monday. The fresh set of observations is being billed as one of the best shots (of recent times) at discovering alien life in the solar system and helping them (with photos) in this project is the Hubble Space Telescope that was launched into Earth's lowest orbit over two decades ago.
NASA released a Hubble Space telescope image of Carina Nebula.Reuters
Over the years, the Hubble has witnessed and captured the unreal ways in which the universe functions. As night falls, all our naked eyes can catch are clusters of stars and the big bright moon, that too when the skies are clear. Below are evocative images of some of the artistically beautiful galactic bulges, also known as a nebula, that have, over time, metamorphosed into shapes that resemble creatures from our planet. Crab, Carina, Eagle and Orion are among the prominent ones.
NASA handout shows Hubble telescope photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula's "Pillars of Creation."Reuters
Hubble Space Telescope image of the Orion Nebula.Reuters
A composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy.Reuters
The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic.Reuters
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch.Reuters
The Bubble Nebula is seen in an image captured in by the Hubble Space Telescope.Reuters
A small section of the expanding remains of the Veil Nebula, a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago, is seen in an image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.Reuters
A stellar nursery of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2 located about 20,000 light-years from the planet earth in the constellation Carina is shown in this undated NASA handout taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.Reuters