First images after Servicing Mission 4

These four images are among the first observations made by the new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the upgraded NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The image at top left shows the Bug Nebula, a butterfly-shaped nebula surrounding a dying star. At top right, is a picture of a clash among members of a galactic grouping called Stephan's Quintet. The image at bottom left, gives viewers a panoramic portrait of a colourful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of Omega Centauri, a giant globular cluster. At bottom right, an eerie pillar of star birth in the Carina Nebula rises from a sea of greenish-coloured clouds.


NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

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NASA press release
Release date:9 September 2009, 17:00
Related releases:heic0910
Size:6005 x 7159 px

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