Exhibit Explores The Dazzling Beauty Of Space Photography

Butterfly Nebula

Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009, this photograph shows the death of a star. As its internal nuclear furnace begins to fail, its outer layers are expelled back into space, creating a butterfly effect.

NASA/ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Visions of the Universe exhibit showcases captivating cosmic images

A new exhibit at the National Maritime Museum in London celebrates the beauty of space photography and its role in scientific discoveries. Up until September 15, Visions of the Universe will feature more than 100 dazzling images of space.

The exhibit takes visitors on a cosmic journey, covering everything from the earliest findings of Galileo to the latest footage from the Mars rover Curiosity. Highlights include Edwin Hubble’s breakthrough 1923 photograph, which confirmed the existence of galaxies beyond the Milky Way, and the centerpiece “Mars Window,” a curved wall onto which images are projected, creating the impression of looking through a giant window out to the Martian landscape.

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