Best view yet of merging galaxies in distant universe. This picture combines the views from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck-II telescope on Hawaii (using adaptive optics). Credit: ESO/NASA/ESA/W.
Smiley face This photo taken of the galaxy cluster SDSS by the Hubble Space Telescope appears to show a smiling face at the center. The two eyes are bright galaxies and the smile lines are arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.
Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1073 (Feb 20 Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar.