The Hubble Space Telescope has provided with us with some pretty mind-blowing images over the last two decades, but apparently we’ve just scratched the surface of the observatory’s archive. The following come from an initiative by the European Space Agency that allowed the public to find unseen stars and galaxies that lay within Hubble’s information vaults.
Star XZ Tauri in the constellation Taurus
Planetary nebula NGC 1501 in the constellation Camelopardalis
A star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Carolin Crawford helps a Gresham College audience understand the importance of large telescopes and how they help advance our understanding of the universe through beautiful images such as those above. (Click here to check out more images from Hubble’s crowdsourcing project.)