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The Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula

Two space telescopes have teamed up to provide a new view of the Crab Nebula, one of the most famous celestial bodies.

Horsehead Nebula in infrared light

New view of the Horsehead Nebula

Stunning new image from the Hubble Space Telescope of one of astronomers’ favourite deep sky objects.

Herschel telescope reveals invisible cosmos

Herschel telescope reveals invisible cosmos

Most powerful infrared space telescope studies some of the coldest objects in space.

Journey to the Centre of the Galaxy

Journey to the Centre of the Galaxy

Zoom through interstellar dust clouds to core of the Milky Way. Watch the video…

SN 1987A

Supernovae make raw material for planets

Famous stellar explosion produced enough material to make 200,000 new worlds.

M31 Andromeda galaxy

Birth and death in Andromeda

Spectacular new view of the Andromeda Galaxy shows stars coming and going.

Artist's impression of the Herschel Space Telescope

10-billion-year-old cosmos mapped

Herschel Space Observatory map shows where early galaxies congregated.