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Hubble’s 16-year photo: How this awe-inspiring mosaic was made

Hubble’s 16-year photo: How this awe-inspiring mosaic was made

The image goes by the name Hubble Legacy Field. It was released on May 2nd, 2019 by the folks in charge of the Hubble Space Telescope. In this image is the combined observations of the past 16 years of gazing toward space. In this deep-sky mosaic see see the combined efforts of an international group of researchers and scientists of many sorts.

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Incredible mosaic of Hubble images shows the deep universe

Incredible mosaic of Hubble images shows the deep universe

The Hubble Space Telescope has been taking some of the most breathtaking images of the deep universe since it was put into orbit many years ago. Recently astronomers developed a mosaic of the distant Universe that uses a large number of images Hubble as taken. The mosaic of images seen here document 16 years of observations for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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Hubble captures rare image of an active asteroid disintegrating

Hubble captures rare image of an active asteroid disintegrating

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rare image of an active asteroid that is in the process of self-destructing, the ESA and NASA have jointly announced. The image features asteroid (6478) Gault, which was discovered in 1988 and is estimated to have a width of at least 2.5 miles / 4km. Visible in the image are two debris tails, which experts say are signs that the asteroid is disintegrating.

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NASA says Hubble accidentally discovered a tiny ‘living fossil’ galaxy

NASA says Hubble accidentally discovered a tiny ‘living fossil’ galaxy

Aging space telescope Hubble has stumbled upon a previously unknown galaxy dubbed Bedin 1, a celestial destination within the Milky Way that NASA describes as akin to a 'living fossil.' The relatively minuscule, very dim Bedin 1 galaxy is 13-billion-years-old and spheroidal in shape with a width around 1/30th that of the Milky Way. NASA has shared a stunning image of the dwarf galaxy that was captured by Hubble.

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Hubble’s deepest space image ever was three years in the making

Hubble’s deepest space image ever was three years in the making

The Hubble space telescope has been in space for many years now. Of late it has had some challenges, including one that left its Wide Field Camera 3 non-functional for a while. Hubble is back at work, and scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias have shared a new image that took three years to produce. The photo is the deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space.

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Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 operations expected to resume by week’s end

Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 operations expected to resume by week’s end

The Hubble has been used by NASA to make some incredible discoveries over the years. The space telescope has also been a bit of trouble as well requiring multiple astronaut visits to fix issues over its lifetime. The most recent trouble for the Hubble came with an anomaly that forced the Wide Field Camera 3 to stop functioning.

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Aging Hubble telescope suffers another serious glitch

Aging Hubble telescope suffers another serious glitch

It's only been a few months since the Hubble Space Telescope returned to normal operations. In October normal operations resumed after a glitch with the gyroscope on the telescope forced it into safe mode. NASA has now announced that Hubble has another serious glitch that has left one of the cameras onboard unusable.

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Mesmerizing Hubble dark matter breakthrough reminds us science can be stunning

Mesmerizing Hubble dark matter breakthrough reminds us science can be stunning

Dark matter is still a pretty mysterious topic, but a new discovery may lead scientists to learn more about it. In looking at images of galaxy clusters taken as part of the Hubble Frontier Fields project, scientists at the University of New South Wales discovered a new method of tracing the distribution of dark matter. This discovery could very well offer new insights into what dark matter is.

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Hubble gyroscope failure puts space telescope into safe mode

Hubble gyroscope failure puts space telescope into safe mode

The Hubble Space Telescope entered into safe mode after experiencing a gyroscope failure, NASA has revealed. The safe mode is intended to keep the telescope "precisely pointed" for a long duration, the space agency explains, stating that experts are working on fixing the problem. According to the space telescope's website, it is currently pointed at the Perseus Cluster.

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These stunning images of Saturn’s auroras are groundbreaking

These stunning images of Saturn’s auroras are groundbreaking

Striking new images from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the vast auroras fluttering atop its North Pole, the best shots ever captured of the glowing halo. The new images are in fact an amalgamation of seven months of capture by Hubble, and are already giving astronomers the opportunity for new insights into the light shows.

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9 billion light years away, this is the furthest star we’ve ever seen

9 billion light years away, this is the furthest star we’ve ever seen

We're used to telescopes bringing us a glimpse of distant galaxies, but just how far away can we actually see through the universe? According to NASA, the answer is "more than halfway across": the American space agency has released a new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope, and it's mind-blowing in more ways than one.

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor: Valentine’s Day majesty

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor: Valentine’s Day majesty

A new massive image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor was revealed this week by the folks at the Hubble European Space Agency. This is a multi-filter image that depicts a spiral galaxy sitting at around 20-million light-years from our Earth. We've got a set of coordinates for you to map this galaxy in your night sky and individual filter and color band information too.

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