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First images after Servicing Mission 4

First images after Servicing Mission 4

Date: 09 September 2009
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Bug Nebula, Stephan's Quintet, Omega Centauri, Carina Nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

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 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.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Jul-2024 01:25 UT

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