<p>Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud meanders around our Milky Way as a satellite galaxy. New Hubble observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud strengthen suspicions that the universe <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/hubble-constant-universe-expanding-faster-than-all-expectations">is expanding faster than all expectations</a>.</p>

Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud meanders around our Milky Way as a satellite galaxy. New Hubble observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud strengthen suspicions that the universe is expanding faster than all expectations.

Photograph by NASA, ESA. Acknowledgement: Josh Lake

April's best space pictures: Hubble turns 29, first black hole image

Also see alien landslides stir up the surface of Mars and an aurora dance by under the International Space Station.

Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures from April 2019.

This month, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated the 29th anniversary of its launch, astronomers unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole, a swirling storm stirred up the atmosphere of Jupiter, and landslides streaked Mars's surface with alien colors. Closer to Earth, a picture from the world's first privately funded lunar mission captures the anticipation of landing before it crashed, and the International Space Station offered its crew a glittering glimpse of the southern lights.

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