25 Most Incredible Photos of Our Universe

Posted by on April 25, 2012

Space is big, and if you have read our list on 25 crazy facts about our universe then you know it’s also incredibly complex. As you scroll through these photos not only are you seeing some of our universe’s enormity, but you are also looking back in time thousands of years. So allow yourself be humbled because these are the 25 most incredible photos of our universe.


The Enigmatic Cloud

Hubble Space Telescope

It’s technical name being nebula IRAS 05437+2502, little is known about this obscure nebula near the central plane of our galaxy. First discovered by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) in 1983, it was recently spotted again by the Hubble.


Centaurus A

Hubble Space Telescope

This image of Centaurus A using the most advanced instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope, Wide Field Camera 3, reveals previously concealed portions of this spectacular galaxy.


The Edge-On Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope

Technically named ESO 510-G13, this image gives you an idea of what a spiral galaxy like ours looks like when captured edge-on.


The Flocculent Spiral

Hubble Space Telescope

Unlike our galaxy, NGC 2841 has much shorter spiral arms rather than long extensive limbs and is therefore known as a flocculent galaxy.