In the few days astronomers have had to analyze the Hubble pictures, they struggled to understand details of what they were seeing.
At a distance of 3,000 light-years this is a spectacular Hubble picture of it.
This Hubble picture is one of the brightest globular clusters of stars yet photographed.
The Antennae is another well-known starburst system, made famous by a stunning Hubble picture, released in 1997.
This top-left window is a Hubble picture and the type of view we would have with our own eyes.
Do Hubble pictures look like the objects would if we saw them ourselves?
The Hubble pictures showed a surprisingly chaotic environment, he said, that "tells us how naive the computer simulations were."
But the Hubble pictures of 14 quasars revealed that 8 of them did not appear to have any host galaxy.
For example, an image of two stars that appear almost as one when viewed from earth clearly showed its double-star configuration in the Hubble pictures.
In one bright dusty knot, the Hubble picture reveals four fragments close together in celestial terms, two of the pieces being separated by only 700 miles.