Hubble gazes at the core of the galaxy NGC 3125 as it looked 50 million years ago. The galaxy resembles our close neighbor the Large Magellanic Cloud but is much brighter, as evidenced by the hot, young blue stars at its center.
- Week's Best Space Pictures
See a Vibrant Star Nursery and Martian Ruffles
Also this week, majestic spires of plasma rise out of the sun, and two of Saturn's moons pose next to the planet's rings.
Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures.
This week, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spots a tower of solar plasma, satellites catch swirls of ice off Canada's coast, and ancient Martian glaciers get draped with shadows.