Next Launch NROL-61 on a Atlas V 421 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
28 Jul 16 at 12:37 GMT
28 Jul 16 at 12:37pm EDT
Shuttle Discovery poised for launch. Photo Credit: Andy Sokol / Turbofox Photography
Hubble Views a Galaxy Fit to Burst
NASA's Amazing Daily Image
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the vibrant core of the galaxy NGC 3125. Discovered by John Herschel in 1835, NGC 3125 is a great example of a starburst galaxy — a galaxy in which unusually high numbers of new stars are forming, springing to life within intensely hot clouds of gas.