Tag: Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble's Eta Carinae Image Gives Special Ultraviolet View Of The Double Star System

Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of Eta Carinae is its highest resolution image of the double star system yet. The stunning image shows the ongoing 'Great Eruption.'

Space July 5, 2019

Tiny Electric ‘Soccer Balls’ Floating In Space Shed Light On Interstellar Mystery

For decades, astronomers have been trying to find out what compounds make up the interstellar medium or the space between star systems. For the first time ever, electrically charged buckyballs are spotted in this mysterious space.

Space June 26, 2019

NASA's New James Webb Space Telescope Survives Last Thermal Vacuum Test

The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully completed another round of testing. The powerful observatory was subjected to extreme temperature in a vacuum chamber to make sure that it will be able to endure conditions in space.

Space May 31, 2019

LOOK: Hubble Captures Stunning Aftermath Of 2 Galaxies Colliding

Hubble takes a look at a violent clash between two galaxies millions of light-years from Earth. In an image shared by ESA, one of the galaxies is shown warped beyond recognition.

Space May 18, 2019

First Stars In The Universe Were Short-Lived And Ejecting Giant Jets Of Matter

The first stars in the Universe exploded asymmetrically, spreading the seeds that would create new stars in neighboring galaxies. Astrophysicists from MIT presented observational evidence of aspherical supernovae from studying a nearby ancient star.

Space May 9, 2019

Astronomers Stitch Together Years Of Hubble Data To Create Wide View Of The Distant Universe

The Hubble Image Field offered a view of the farthest and faintest galaxies that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever seen. In this single image, 265,000 galaxies from up to 500 million years after the Big Bang can be seen.

Space May 3, 2019

Hubble Measurements Show The Universe Is Expanding 9 Percent Faster Than Expected

The universe is expanding a lot faster than previously predicted. Now, astronomers are hunting for new possibilities and theories to explain the changing cosmic expansion.

Space April 25, 2019

Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Southern Crab Nebula For Its 29th Anniversary

To celebrate the 29th anniversary of the launch of Hubble Space Telescope, NASA and ESA released a stunning photo taken by the space telescope. Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1990.

Space April 20, 2019

Hubble Telescope Finds Mysterious 'Gateway' At Center Of Galaxy

Some believe that Hubble has spotted the gates of heaven at the core of a nearby galaxy known as Messier 51. In 1992, the space telescope captured an 'X' structure that marks the location of a black hole.

Space April 8, 2019

Hubble Captures Image Of Rare Self-Destructing Asteroid

A rare asteroid self-destruction event was captured in clear images thanks to collaborative efforts from facilities all over the world. New survey telescopes can now scan the entire sky for such rare asteroids.

Space March 30, 2019

Hubble Documents Gigantic Storm As It Forms On Neptune

A team of scientists observed the formation and development of a Great Dark Spot on the southern hemisphere of Neptune using data from Hubble. Understanding the conditions of the ice giant could aid in the study of exoplanets.

Space March 26, 2019

LOOK: Hubble Image Shows 2 Galaxies Colliding

A new image from NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope shows two galaxies colliding. The two galaxies were initially thought to be a single, irregularly shaped galaxy.

Space March 9, 2019

Astronomers Estimate Weight Of Milky Way Using Data From Hubble And Gaia Space Telescopes

How much does the Milky Way really weigh? With the combination of data from Gaia and Hubble, scientists finally find the answer after years of uncertainty about the galaxy's mass.

Space March 8, 2019

Hubble Telescope Spots Smoking Gun Of Newborn Star

Hubble captures an image of the Herbig–Haro objects, the so-called smoking gun of a newborn star. These objects disappear into nothingness within a few tens of thousands of years.

Space February 23, 2019

Hubble Beams Back Images Of Neptune's Newest Moon Hippocamp

A team of researchers published a paper describing a small moon currently in orbit around Neptune. Hippocamp, named after a Greek mythological creature, is Neptune's 14th and smallest moon.

Space February 21, 2019

NASA Scientists Report Strange 'Dark Vortex' In Neptune's Atmosphere

Neptune is sporting a 'mysterious dark vortex' in the latest photograph released by NASA. According to the U.S. space agency, the spot is a storm that pulls dark materials from the deeper part of the atmosphere.

Space February 9, 2019

NASA's Hubble Discovers Tiny Dwarf Galaxy Bedin 1 In Cosmic Backyard

Using NASA's Hubble, an international team of astronomers accidentally discovered Bedin 1, the farthest tiny dwarf galaxy in the cosmic backyard. The unexpected finding happened when the observatory took an image of the compact collection of stars within NGC 6752.

Space February 4, 2019

NASA's Hubble Spacecraft Back In Business After Camera Malfunction

The Hubble Space Telescope experienced another malfunction this month after its Wide Field Camera 3 automatically had shut down due to hardware issues. On Thursday, however, the instrument was already fully operational.

Space January 18, 2019

Aging Hubble Spacecraft's Wide Field Camera Down For The Count

NASA confirmed that Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope is currently offline due to a malfunction. Teams are hard at work troubleshooting the glitch, saying that a system reboot might be needed to fix the error.

Space January 10, 2019

'Mother' Of Hubble Space Telescope Nancy Grace Roman Passes Away At 93

Nancy Grace Roman was the first woman to hold an executive position at NASA. She was best known for her involvement in the planning and developing of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Space December 29, 2018

Neptune-Like Exoplanet Evaporates 100 Times Faster Into The Universe’s Dark Graveyard

Exoplanets with lower atmospheric densities are more likely to lose a great portion of its mass. When planets like this evaporate, they could turn into a rocky and more massive version of the Earth.

Space December 14, 2018

Hubble Spots Supermassive Black Hole Pairs In Merging Galaxies

Scientists have presented evidence that the biggest supermassive black holes across the universe were formed by galaxy collision. A team of astronomers captured nuclei of major galaxies that were only 3,000 light years apart.

Space November 12, 2018

Hubble Spots 'Smiling Face' While Looking For New Stars

NASA released a photo of dozens of distant galaxy clusters taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Gravitational lensing has caused some of the light from the galaxies to look like a smiling face.

Space November 5, 2018

Hubble Telescope Operating Normally Following Failed Gyro Incident

NASA has reported that the Hubble Space Telescope has completed its first observation two weeks after it went into safe mode. The space observatory looked at and observed a distant star-forming galaxy.

Space October 29, 2018

How Do You Fix The Multibillion-Dollar Hubble Space Telescope? By Turning It Off And On Again

NASA said that after two weeks, the malfunctioning gyroscope of the Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal. The team of experts at ground control was able to fix the issue by turning the instrument on and off.

Space October 24, 2018

Another NASA Telescope In Safe Mode: Chandra Goes To Sleep

Two of NASA's Great Observatories have gone into safe mode in the past week. After Hubble's gyroscope malfunction, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory has reportedly transitioned to safe mode for unknown reasons.

Space October 15, 2018

Gyroscope Malfunction Forces NASA To Put Hubble Into 'Safe Mode'

NASA confirmed on Monday that the Hubble Space Telescope has been in safe mode for the past weekend. One of the six gyroscopes onboard the almost 30-year-old spacecraft failed on Friday night.

Space October 10, 2018

NASA Reschedules James Webb Space Telescope Launch To 2021

NASA announced that the launch of James Webb Space Telescope will happen in March 2021. What influenced the decision of the space agency to push back the observatory's launch for the second time this year?

Space June 30, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Massive Globular Cluster That Hosts 10-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Hubble's Wide-Field Camera 3 or the WFC3 instrument captured images of the massive globular cluster NGC 6139 that orbits the Milky Way galaxy. The star cluster hosts stars that formed as early as 10 billion years ago.

Space June 30, 2018

Magnetic Fields Detected In 'Pillars Of Creation' Shed Light On How Stars Form

Subtle magnetic fields were discovered in the Pillars of Creation, a structure of cosmic dust and gas that form part of the Eagle Nebula. What does the discovery tell about star formation?

Space June 10, 2018

NASA Uses Gold To Direct Heat Away From Science Instruments Of James Webb Telescope

NASA engineers are installing the gold baffles that can direct heat away from the sensitive instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. Here's why the baffles and the mirrors of the Hubble Space Telescope successor have gold.

Space June 7, 2018

Two Galaxies Collide To Form One Luminous, Starburst Galaxy

NASA released the newest image of NGC-3256, a starburst galaxy 100 million light- years away. Starburst galaxies are one of the brightest objects in the sky and are formed usually when two galaxies collide.

Space June 2, 2018

Astronomers Spotted Helium In The Atmosphere Of An Exoplanet For The First Time

Astronomers detected helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet called WASP-107b. Scientists said this discovery is the first of its kind, and it will help them study the atmosphere of other exoplanets.

Space May 3, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Nuclei Of Colliding Spiral Galaxies That Resemble Human Eyes

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope released a 48-minute clip of two galaxies in the process of colliding with each other. The footage showed the breathtaking moment where the center resembled a set of colorful human eyes.

Space April 25, 2018

Hubble Celebrates Stellar Anniversary: Highlights Of The Space Telescope's 28 Years Of Exploration

Before the Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990, astronomers haven't observed planets beyond the solar system. Now, Hubble is helping astronomers on the planet hunt that has since discovered more than 3,000 extrasolar planets.

Space April 21, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 28th Anniversary With Stunning Lagoon Nebula Photo

The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 28th year in 2018. To commemorate the milestone, NASA released images of the Lagoon Nebula showing a massive exploding star called Hershel 36.

Space April 19, 2018

LOOK: The Hubble Space Telescope Just Captured An ‘Einstein Ring’

When a cluster of galaxies create a massive gravitational pull against each another, it often results in what’s called gravitational lensing. The Hubble Space Telescope just captured one.

Space April 9, 2018

Hubble Telescope Able To See Most Distant Star Due To Rare Cosmic Alignment

The Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture the most distant star with the help from a rare cosmic alignment. Scientists have named the newly discovered star Icarus.

Space April 2, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures 12 Incredible Photos Of Messier Catalog Objects

Ten new galaxies and two globular clusters have been added into Charles Messier's catalog. Although the annual sky gazing marathon is already finished, these additions can be viewed until early April.

Space March 21, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures 10-Billion-Year-Old ‘Relic’ Galaxy Close To Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a photo of a relic galaxy that’s hovering pretty close to the Milky Way. Here’s why it’s being called a case of ‘arrested development.’

Space March 13, 2018

The Hubble Space Telescope Just Took This Amazing Shot Of Two Galaxies Colliding

Even though it’s circled the Earth for 28 years, the Hubble Space Telescope still takes insanely mesmerizing photographs of our universe. Just like this new photo of the Arp 256, which features two galaxies in the process of merging.

Space March 13, 2018

Hubble Discovers Dusty Material Surrounding A Young Star

Photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has enabled NASA scientists to spot dusty material enveloping the young star HR 4796A. The debris disk could help researchers study the formative years of a planetary system.

Space March 7, 2018

Mysterious Neptune Storm That Smells Like Rotten Eggs Is Dying, And Nobody Knows Why

A mysterious storm in Neptune that is the size of China and believed to smell like rotten eggs is dying. The reason for this is unknown, along with any other details about the dark vortex.

Space February 18, 2018

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Largest And Hottest Galaxy Ever Found

In 2012, astronomers discovered a cluster of twin galaxies colliding at an unimaginable speed. It was so massive that it earned the nickname El Gordo or “the Fat One.

Space January 17, 2018

Sunscreen Snow Falling On Exoplanet Detected By Hubble Space Telescope

Titanium dioxide, an ingredient used by sunscreens, 'snows' in the hot planet Kepler-13Ab. Astronomers also found that the atmosphere of the exoplanet has a characteristic that is different from other hot Jupiters.

Space October 28, 2017

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