Globular star cluster NGC 6934 itself lies about 50,000 light-years away in the constellation Delphinus. The cluster stars are estimated to be some 10 billion years old.
Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope
The spiral galaxy NGC 26 is 20 million light-years away in the northern constellation of the Cat (Lynx). Starlight silhouettes the dust lanes along winding spiral arms, dotted with the telltale blue glow of young star clusters in this galaxy's star forming regions.
Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA
A recent reanalysis of seismometers left on the moon by the Apollo moon landings revealed 28 moonquakes were detected in data recorded between 1972 and 1977. What caused the moonquakes remains unknown. In the accompanying image from 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands beside a recently deployed lunar seismometer, looking back toward the lunar landing module.
Credit: Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 Crew, GRIN, NASA
Ohio State University astronomers discovered a giant supernova smothered in its own dust. In the accompanying rendering, an outer shell of gas and dust obscures the supernova within.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt/Artist rendering
Dark bands on Saturn displayed on an image taken by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. These rings segments appear dark because they are in the shadow of Saturn.Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASAHubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA
Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA
The Clouds of Magellan, about 180,000 light-years away in the constellation Dorado. Spanning about 15,000 light-years or so, it is the most massive of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies
Credit: John P. Gleason /NASA
Ionized gas recorded in the Lagoon Nebula by the Hubble Space Telescope. The nebula is a star-forming region in the constellation Sagittarius
Sludge seen from space after an accident at Hungary's Ajkai Timf
The VISTA survey telescope recorded newly-born stars in the constellation Monoceros in near-infrared light.
Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Smog over China. In early October 2010, a high-pressure weather system settled in over eastern China, and air pollution began to accumulate locally for nearly a week.
While on an orbit that took The Hawaiian Island chain seen from the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz, docked to the orbital outpost, is in left foreground.
Ground deformation tracked from space in a photo from the Haiti earthquake in the city of L
The Soyuz TMA-01M approaches the International Space Station, on Oct. 9, 2010.
The Mars Rover Opportunity takes a close-up image of a meteorite on the Martian surface.