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August 2012

IN CELEBRATION OF HUBBLE'S 22nd ANNIVERSARY YEAR: "A Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Forming Region" This special release set, provided as a ZIP file, includes the full image of star-forming region, 30 Doradus, and two enlargements. Each image has a separate caption file.

30 Doradus, full image30 Doradus,
full image

30 Doradus, thermal outputThermal output

August 2011

News release: "Hubble Discovers Another Moon Around Pluto"

Visible image of Pluto and its moonsPluto image

Thermal representation of Pluto and its moonsThermal output

JULY 2011

News release: "Neptune Finishes First Orbit Around Sun Since Its Discovery"

Visible image of NeptuneNeptune image

Thermal representation of NeptuneThermal output

JUNE 2011

"Asteroid Vesta"

Visible image of VestaVesta image

Thermal representation of VestaThermal output

MAY 2011

"Mars: The Dynamic Planet"

Visible image of MarsMars image

Thermal representation of MarsThermal output

APRIL 2011

"Hubble Finds Bright Clouds on Uranus"

Visible image of bright clouds on UranusUranus image

Thermal representation of bright clounds on UranusThermal output

MARCH 2011

"Saturn and Its Rings"

Visible image of Saturn and its ringsSaturn image
(detail)

Thermal representation of Saturn and its ringsThermal output
(detail)

FEBRUARY 2011

"Galaxy History Revealed in this Hubble View"

Visible image of galaxy history imageGalaxy history
image (detail)

Thermal representation of galaxy history imageThermal output
(detail)

JANUARY 2011

"Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks"

Visible image of icy dust formationsStarburst cluster
image (detail)

Thermal representation of icy dust formationsThermal output
(detail)

DECEMBER 2010

"Cosmic Ice Sculptures in the Carina Nebula"

Visible image of icy dust formationsCarina ice sculpture
image (detail)

Thermal representation of icy dust formationsThermal output
(detail)

NOVEMBER 2010

"Hubble Views a Grand Star-Forming Region"

Visible image of star birth regionStar birth region
(detail)

Thermal representation of star birth regionThermal output
(detail)

OCTOBER 2010

"Hubble Views Distant Galaxies
Through Cosmic Lens"

Visible image of cosmic lensCosmic lens image
(detail)

Thermal representation of cosmic lensThermal output
(detail)

SEPTEMBER 2010

"Barred Spiral Galaxy, NGC 6217"

Visible image of Barred Spiral GalaxyBarred Spiral Galaxy
(detail)

Thermal representation of Barred Spiral GalaxyThermal output
(detail)

AUGUST 2010

"Galactic Wreckage in Stephan's Quintet"

Visible image of Stephan's QuintetStephan's Quintet
(detail)

Thermal representation of Stephan's QuintetThermal output
(detail)

JULY 2010

"Butterfly Planetary Nebula"

Visible image of the Butterfly planetary nebulaButterfly Nebula
(detail)

Thermal representation of the Butterfly planetary nebulaThermal output
(detail)

MAY-JUNE 2010

"Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri"

Visible image of Omega CentauriOmega Centauri
(detail)

Thermal representation of Omega CentauriThermal output
(detail)

APRIL 2010

IN CELEBRATION OF HUBBLE'S 20th ANNIVERSARY: "Star Birth in the Carina Nebula"

Visible image of CarinaCarina image
(detail)

Thermal representation of CarinaThermal output
(detail)

Special Tactile Projects

NEWS RELEASED MARCH 30, 2010:

The Tactile Carina Nebula

A LIMITED-EDITION, TACTILE BOOKLET that makes the Carina Nebula touchable

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TACTILE ASTRONOMY: Making the Universe Touchable

This section of Amazing Space features a library of selected Hubble images that can be printed in a tactile format. The section opened in celebration of Hubble's 20th Anniversary, in April, 2010.

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