The Hubble Space Telescope searches for massive galactic clusters to learn more about gravitational lensing, the distortion and magnification of light from background, more distant bodies caused by a cluster’s enormous gravity.
Globular clusters are favorite targets for amateur astronomers, offering tightly-packed swarms of stars visible in even modest telescope. But the Hubble Space Telescope’s view of M14 offers a truly jaw-dropping spectacle.
The James Webb Space Telescope turns its infrared eye on Saturn to test the observatory’s ability to tease out new details about the planet’s rings and moons. As might be expected by now, researchers were not disappointed.
Applying a bit of artistic license, colour was added to black-and-white Mars panoramas to produce an artistic rendering of the red planet as seen in the morning and afternoon on the slopes of Mount Sharp.