Countdown the days to Christmas with the 2013 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. Every day until Wednesday, December 25, an amazing new image of our universe from NASA’s Hubble telescope will be posted online at The Atlantic.
December 1st, 2013
A “Rose” of a Galaxy UGC 1810 lies in the constellation Andromeda, and is roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth. A swath of blue jewels across the top is the combined light from clusters of intensely bright and hot young blue stars. These massive stars glow fiercely in ultraviolet light.
December 2nd, 2013
The Ring Nebula measures roughly one light-year across, and is about 2,000 light-years away in the constellation Lyra. The glowing remains of a Sun-like star, its smoldering core – the tiny white dot in the center – is called a white dwarf.
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All photos courtesy of NASA
Countdown To Christmas With The 2013 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar