Hubble Post SM4 Images

These four images are among the first observations made by the new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the upgraded NASA Hubble Space Telescope. The image at left shows NGC 6302, a butterfly-shaped nebula surrounding a dying star. Next is a picture of a clash among members of a galactic grouping called Stephan's Quintet. The second from the right gives viewers a panoramic portrait of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of Omega Centauri, a giant globular cluster. At right, an eerie pillar of star birth in the Carina Nebula rises from a sea of greenish-colored clouds.

Credits: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team