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Sunday, April 24

NASA Honors Hubble Telescope's 21st Anniversary With Stunning 'Rose' Made Of Galaxies

To celebrate this milestone, NASA has released a show-stopping image of two interacting galaxies, known together as Arp 273.

The image, initially captured on 17 December 2010, resembles a rose in bloom. NASA says the unique formation is due to the smaller galaxy's gravitational pull on its larger companion.

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There's also more images displayed as slideshow in the Images includes:

V838 Monocerotis (I don't even know how to pronounce the last part)

Eta Carinae (Okay, a bit weird this one...)

You can check out the rest of the awesome images in the

A little info on Hubble Telescope:

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by a space shuttle in 1990. Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well-known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA, with contributions from the European Space Agency, and is operated by the Space Telescope Science Institute. It is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble. The HST is one of NASA's Great Observatories, along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

source : wikipedia