The Hubble Space Telescope turns 20 years old this week and NASA decided to release something special – this Carina nebula image:
“We wanted to have an image that will be at least as spectacular as the iconic ‘pillars of creation,’ says Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, referring to a widely reproduced 1995 Hubble image of the Eagle Nebula. “This particular image can arguably be called ‘Eagle Nebula on steroids
Go here for a larger, much more impressive view.
SLUG: Discover also has a nice photo of a colorful slug from Borneo where 120 new species have been found in the last three years.