Spiral galaxy spills blood and guts

This new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, framed against a bright background as it moves through the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 3627. This cluster is violently ripping the spiral’s entrails out into space, leaving bright blue streaks as telltale clues to this cosmic crime.

Video: The galactic secrets of Messier 106

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently managed to capture one of the most stellar views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106.

Colliding galaxies create largest-known spiral

Astronomers have established that the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 - first discovered decades ago - is the largest-known spiral galaxy.

Revealing the 'skeleton' of the Milky Way

Astronomers have identified a new part of our Milky Way galaxy; a structure they are calling the 'bone'.

The black holes of the Caldwell 5 spiral galaxy

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently spotted the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside spiral galaxy IC342.

The dance of stars and space

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has managed to capture a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097.

Hubble captures a dusty spiral galaxy

NASA’s Hubble space telescope has snapped a picture of galaxy NGC 4183, seen below with a beautiful backdrop of distant galaxies and nearby stars.

NASA’s Hubble snaps a spiral galaxy side-on

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a sharp image of NGC 4634, a spiral galaxy seen exactly side-on.

Hubble snaps a supernova in NGC 5806

NASA has released an image of a supernova (SN 2004dg) that occurred in NGC 5806, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo (the Virgin) located approximately 80 million light years from Earth.

This spiral galaxy is in the Hydra Constellation

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of NGC 4980, a spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydra.

Hubble spots a spiral galaxy edge-on

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope recently observed a galaxy known as NGC 2683, which astronomers jokingly refer to as the "UFO Galaxy."