BBC Sky at Night Magazine
RELEASED: 12 JULY 2011
In these four images of Neptune, taken a few hours apart, Hubble reveals different faces of the eighth and outermost planet of our Solar System as it rotates on its axis.
CAPTURED: 26 JUNE 2001
The rusty hue of the Martian surface is revealed in vivid detail in this 2001 image. It was captured by Hubble when Mars was about 68 million km from Earth, its closest approach since 1988. As well as turbulent dust storms, white clouds of water ice can be seen.
A stellar hatchery RELEASED: 23 APRIL 2015
Released to celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary, this image of the star cluster Westerlund 2 reveals a vast breeding ground of stars located 20,000 lightyears away in the constellation of Carina. It reveals a breathtaking palette of colours.