Hubble Space Telescope

Nasa's Successor To The Hubble Telescope Inches Closer To Launch

The James Webb Space Telescope -- minus the telescope -- recently underwent another round of testing. (Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn) The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA’s long-planned – and long-delayed – successor to Hubble. But after...
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Hubble Space Telescope Spots Explosive Galaxy

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning image of spiral galaxy NGC 4051. Located 45 million light-years from Earth, in the southern part of the Ursa Major I Cluster, the galaxy has hosted […] The post Hubble Space Telescope...
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Why Do Hubble Pictures Have Missing Pieces?

Ever wondered why some Hubble Space Telescope images have that strange, staircase appearance? Here's your answer.       
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There's Table Salt On One Of Jupiter's Moons

The ocean that scientists believe exists underneath Europa's thick icy crust might be more like our own than previously thought. According to a new study published in Science Advances, a team of researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope...
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Hubble Snaps Mature ‘pinwheel’ Galaxy 400 Million Light-years Away

Space is home to many types of galaxies that have different shapes, sizes, and brightness. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently captured an image of NGC 7773, a barred spiral galaxy located about 400 million […] The post Hubble Snaps...
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Art Plays An Invaluable Role In Groundbreaking Space Discoveries

In January 2004, NASA announced it was canceling a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. In light of dangers associated with the Columbia tragedy the previous year, it was considered too risky. As a result, the Hubble, lauded as one of the...
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Hubble Space Telescope Observes Luminous Elliptical Galaxy In Space

The Hubble Space Telescope’s Messier catalog shows some of the most breathtaking objects that can be observed from our planet’s Northern Hemisphere, including a bright elliptical galaxy that might be a newborn star […] The post...
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Why Do Some Hubble Images Have That Chunk Taken Out Of The Corner?

Great question! The answer has to do with Hubble’s history. It’s easy to forget that the Hubble has been in space since 1990. That’s going on 30 years now. And during that time, it’s been serviced and had its cameras...
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Stunning Jupiter Photo Shows 'baby Red Spot' In Colorful Swirling Clouds Captured By Nasa

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is one of the gas giant's most famous features, but there are actually two smaller vortexes swirling next to it.  On the official Twitter page of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the U.S. space agency brought back a...
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Two Galaxies Play Tug Of War In This Spectacular Hubble Image

Hubble has captured evidence of a nearby galactic neighbor affecting the the shape and star production of a galaxy. The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 has been pulled into an unusual shape due to the nearby and much larger galaxy NGC 4490. The post Two...
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Hubble Spies A Galaxy Deformed And Rejuvenated By A Near Collision

A cosmic hit-and-run some 30 million light-years away has left one galaxy with an identity crisis. For billions of years, the now-irregular NGC 4485 lived a nice and normal life as a standard spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes...
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Saving Hubble: How A Space Telescope Repair 10 Years Ago Almost Never Happened (video)

A major repair to the Hubble Space Telescope 10 years ago this week is still helping us uncover the history of the universe. But it almost didn't happen.
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Watch: Nasa Releases ‘hubble Legacy Field’ Photo Of 265,000 Galaxies

The US space agency NASA has released the most detailed image of outer space ever made: it contains 265,000 galaxies, made up of 16 years’ worth of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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This Awesome Spiral Galaxy View From Hubble May Help Demystify Black Holes

NASA and the European Space Agency's long-running Hubble Space Telescope just produced an amazing close-up of a spiral galaxy, similar to our own Milky Way.
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Astronomers Stitch Hubble’s Hits Into 'legacy Deep Field' Image

The Hubble Space Telescope has outdone itself once again. By leveraging multiple deep surveys that peer across the cosmos and back to the first 500 million years after the Big Bang, astronomers have created the deepest, widest portrait yet of the...
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Pak Minister Claims His Country Sent Hubble Telescope To Space, Gets Trolled

Pakistan's Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s apparent unawareness about space missions has turned out to be a bit too much, as the Twitterati have made him the subject of ridicule and nasty suggestions.
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Nasa's Hubble Legacy Field Image Contains 16 Years Of Data

The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing tons of space images since it entered orbit in 1990. Now, NASA has put together a mosaic photo using 16 years' worth of data to create one of the widest views of the universe we've ever seen....
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Feast Your Eyes On This Spectacular Hubble Photo Of A Spiral Galaxy

The Hubble telescope has captured a dazzling new photograph of a spiral galaxy, NGC 2903.  NGC 2903 is part of the constellation Leo, located roughly 30 million light-years from EarthNASA used the powerful orbital telescope to explore it along...
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See 265,000 Galaxies In The Epic Hubble Legacy Field Mosaic

A stunning new mosaic of images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows an incredible 265,000 galaxies, stretching back to the early universe 500 million years after the Big Bang. The post See 265,000 galaxies in the epic Hubble Legacy Field...
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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...
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