Incredible images from the depths of the Universe courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope

Some of the best images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope show a Universe full of wonder and magnificence. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
The Antennae Galaxies shown in this image are locked in a constant battle - clashing with each other for several hundred million years. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This image shows part of the constellation of Orion with incredible waves of dust and gas creating what looks like a giant space seahorse. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
A spiralling pillar of gas and dust that makes up a stellar nursery 7,500 light-years away from Earth. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This is the Eagle Nebula, a star-forming gas and dust region located 6,500 light years from Earth. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
A view of dust lanes and star clusters of this giant galaxy. Said to be the result of two separate galaxies merging together. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
24 individual images were used to create the most detailed view of the Crab Nebula ever seen. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
Another image said to show the result of a clash between two galaxies. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This image shows an area of space with tens of thousands of visible stars. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
The image shows the remnants of a supernova - a tangled mess in space caused by the end of a massive star in the region. (image credit: ESA/Hubble/Nasa)
140 million light years from Earth, two galaxies have collided and this is the result. (image credit: ESA/Hubble/Nasa)
This image shows what is thought to be one of the hottest stars known to man. (image credit: ESA/Hubble/Nasa)
This incredible view of the Carina Nebula shows an amazing inferno and area of activity where new stars are being born.  (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
Here's an image of the Orion Nebula where thousands of stars are forming. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This is thought to be one of the universe's most beautiful and photogenic galaxies. It's also named due to its likeness to the famous Mexican hat.  (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This Nebula is sited 6,500 light-years from Earth and is the result of a supernova explosion observed by astronomers in 1054.  (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
The Bubble Nebula is located 8,000 light-years away from Earth and was originally spotted by Frederick William Herschel in 1787. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This view of Messier 57 is formed by gases being expelled from a giant red star that's in the process of evolving into a white dwarf. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This disc spins at a staggering 250,000 metres per second. As remarkable as it is beautiful.  (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This nebula is a staggering 55 light-years wide and 20 light-years tall. (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This views is said to show the aftermath of a supernova that exploded in the region somewhere between 3,000 to 6,000 BC.  (image credit: ESA/Hubble)
This one is a colourful view of one of the most turbulent regions of star-forming space.  (image credit: ESA/Hubble/Nasa)
Another amazing image showing what happens when two galaxies interact with each other. (image credit: ESA/Hubble/Nasa)
This is the result of a star at the centre of the mass that's said to have once been five times the size of our sun but died and expelled its gases as a result. (image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team)
The Bubble Nebula was originally discovered way back in 1787 by Britisih astronomer William Herschel.  (image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team)
This beautiful view shows the Twin Jet Nebula, a magnificent nebular formed by two stars. (image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA)
This is not a vision of hades, but instead, it's the Cone Nebula. Another turbulent area of space with stars forming in that region. (image credit: NASA, Holland Ford (JHU), the ACS Science Team and ESA)
Nothing much to see here, just the glowing remains of a dying star. Not something you see every day. (image credit: NASA, ESA, Andrew Fruchter (STScI), and the ERO team (STScI + ST-ECF))
A star is born an the surrounding area of space is subjected to incredible and beautiful shock waves as a result. (image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, B. Nisini)