Space Photos of the Week: Salt of the Jupiter Moon

Space Photos of the Week: Salt of the Jupiter Moon

Europa, a moon in Jupiter’s orbit, is one of the most interesting places in the solar system. Below its thick crust of ice, the moon has an ocean layer that holds more water than we have here on Earth, making it is a prime spot to look for life beyond our planet....
Space Photos of the Week: Bumper-Car Galactica

Space Photos of the Week: Bumper-Car Galactica

Billions of years ago, the universe was much more tightly bound; it held closer together. I mean, it’s not like galaxies didn’t like each other, but sometimes two would clash. That’s exactly what happened here. The center spiral galaxy, NGC 4485, was sideswiped by the...
Space Photos of the Week: Hot Hubble Time Machine

Space Photos of the Week: Hot Hubble Time Machine

This is no ordinary space photo: It is 16 years’ worth of Hubble data—7,500 exposures in total, including more than 265,000 galaxies. But that’s not all. Some of the galaxies in this image are so ancient, they date back to almost the beginning of the universe. That...