Hubble

Hubble captures striking spiral galaxy with a halo of hot young stars

Hubble captures striking spiral galaxy with a halo of hot young stars

A hollowed-out galaxy, sending out lavish plumes of spiral gas clouds, has resulted in one of the most striking Hubble Space Telescope images in recent memory. Galaxy NGC 2275 is 67 million light years away from Earth, and relatively tame in terms of star activity compared to other regions of space. However it's that very fact which makes it so fascinating to look at.

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Hubble shows off new images of planetary nebulae

Hubble shows off new images of planetary nebulae

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken some of the most iconic images of space that we have. Hubble has shown off its imaging capabilities with two new images of planetary nebulae. The images depict two nearby young planetary nebulae known as NGC 6302 and NGC 7027. The former is also known as the Butterfly Nebula.

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Mesmerizing “lucky” Jupiter image reveals monumental storm secrets

Mesmerizing “lucky” Jupiter image reveals monumental storm secrets

Groundbreaking new images of Jupiter have pieced together a "lucky image" of the mysterious planet, giving astronomers unprecedented insights into the fierce storms that churn the gas giant's clouds. Using the Gemini North telescope on Hawaii's Maunakea, a mosaic of shots designed to bypass the effect of Earth's atmosphere allow us to see Jupiter as if we were in orbit around it.

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Hubble space telescope turns 30 and this jaw-dropping “Starbirth” image is the gift

Hubble space telescope turns 30 and this jaw-dropping “Starbirth” image is the gift

The Hubble Space Telescope is 30 years old, but NASA is giving us a gift rather than the other way round, with one of the most striking images the groundbreaking scientific instrument ever captured. Launched on April 24 all the way back in 1990, Hubble's journey to the launch pad wasn't without issues.

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Scientists solve the mystery of the disappearing exoplanet Fomalhaut b

Scientists solve the mystery of the disappearing exoplanet Fomalhaut b

Astronomers thought they had discovered a new exoplanet about 25 light-years from Earth using Hubble Space Telescope data taken in 2004 and 2006. The scientists say that clearly visible in several years worth of Hubble observations was an object previously believed to be an exoplanet called Fomalhaut b. The object had been directly imaged but was quite different from other planets that had been discovered using Hubble raising mystery for astronomers.

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NASA Hubble finds your birthday photo – in space!

NASA Hubble finds your birthday photo – in space!

Each day of the year, every year for the past 30 years, the NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured photos of our universe. The vast majority of these photos are used by NASA and the scientific community without being seen by the general public. As such, and because Hubble's been snapping photos for 30 years (happy birthday Hubble!) NASA's released this fun tool for us all.

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NASA Webb telescope launch 1-year countdown begins

NASA Webb telescope launch 1-year countdown begins

One year from now, NASA will launch a telescope called Webb. This telescope's full name is the James Webb Space Telescope, and it is the successor to the Hubble Telescope. Hubble changed the way we see the universe by orbiting Earth and observing space in both optical and ultraviolet wavelengths. Webb's orbit won't be around our Earth, but our Sun, and it'll further extend our visibility into the stars capturing data in infrared.

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Cotton candy super-puff worlds found in Kepler 51 star system

Cotton candy super-puff worlds found in Kepler 51 star system

Fluff surrounds the solid interiors of each of the three planets in the Kepler 51 star system. Each of these planets was discovered to have masses "only a few times larger than Earth's" with radii larger than Neptune. Because of these extreme variables, all three studied Kepler 51 planets are now part of a relatively new class of planets called super-puffs!

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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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