History of Hubble Space Telescope (HST)



Washington, DC, United States

This image of the Egg Nebula, also known as CRL-2688 and located roughly 3,000 light-years from us, was taken in red light with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WF/PC2) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The image shows a pair of mysterious searchlight beams emerging from a hidden star, crisscrossed by numerous bright arcs. This image sheds new light on the poorly understood ejection of stellar matter that accompanies the slow death of Sun-like stars. The image is shown in false color.


  • Title: History of Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
  • Date Created: 1969-01-01
  • Rights: MSFC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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