National Geographic : 2015 Apr
story name here 63 COSMIC FIREWORKS Sparkling with energy, a cluster of young stars lights up a cavity in the roiling dust of the Tarantula Nebula. For Zoltan Levay, charged with bringing Hubble Space Telescope imagery to the public, the scene’s dynamism is irresistible. “Stars are being born, stars are dying,” he says. “There’s a vast amount of material churning.” NASA; ESA; F. PARESCE, INAF-IASF, BOLOGNA, ITALY; R. O’CONNELL, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA; WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3 SCIENCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE 10 Pictures from the space telescope have dazzled us for 25 years. Now, Hubble’s lead imaging scientist picks his top 10 celestial views.