NASA’s Curiosity rover, nearing its eighth anniversary on Mars, will welcome U.S. and Chinese rovers next February, along with an orbiter from the United Arab Emirates. They will have their work cut out for them matching Curiosity’s achievements.
Sparkling stars set amid dark dust and glowing gas light up the north-western corner of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in this Hubble Space Telescope image of the star-forming region known as LHA 120-N11.
New Hubble Space Telescope images of well-studied planetary nebulae reveal fast-changing structures and shed new light on how some stars go “haywire” near the ends of their lives, throwing off spectacular clouds and jets as they run out of nuclear fuel.
Before-and-after images of the spiral galaxy M100 were used in early 1994 to prove the Hubble Space Telescope’s flawed optics had been successfully repaired. More recent views with more powerful instruments show how Hubble has improved with age.