Out of this world.Byline: By Emily Miller
Images from Hubble telescope See Hubble Space Telescope. go on show
These stunning images of the galaxy from the Hubble space telescope Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the first large optical orbiting observatory. Built from 1978 to 1990 at a cost of $1.5 billion, the HST (named for astronomer E. P. Hubble) was expected to provide the clearest view yet obtained of the universe. have landed on Tyneside.
The Biscuit Factory art gallery in Newcastle is going cosmic this summer with an exhibition of photographs taken by the NASA-built Hubble.
The Russian spacecraft has hi-tech cameras which have captured dazzling scenes of far-flung stars and planets.
Popular shots include images of a whirlpool galaxy The Whirlpool Galaxy (also known as Messier 51a, M51a, or NGC 5194) is an interacting<ref name="arp1966" /> grand-design spiral galaxy located at a distance of approximately 23 million light-years in the constellation Canes and ring nebula, a blue mass of gas surrounded by striking yellow and orange.
Andy Balman, gallery director, said: "Although the Hubble pictures were taken by scientists, they are now works of art."
Art buyers on any budget can pick something up, with prices ranging from 50p for postcards to full prints at pounds 1,250.
For something closer to home, there are photographs of Earth taken by Yuri Usachev, commander on the Mir International Space Station.
Andy said: "You can spot Cornwall and the English Channel, as well as the Grand Canyon.
Entry is free, and other current exhibitions include paintings of poppies by local artist Royden Astrop.