Happy 16th Birthday, Hubble!
Is this picture beautiful or what? It is courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. God has made such a beautiful universe!
"The composite picture, taken last month, depicts the starburst galaxy Messier 82, a hothouse of rapidly forming stars some 12 million light-years away. The image features the long blue disk of the galaxy's core laced with fiery tendrils of hydrogen gas (shown in red). The image is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of the galaxy. "