Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Spots A Distant Planet That Is Literally Being Vaporized

We usually think of planets as having a certain level of permanence but for worlds that reside within very close proximity of a star existence can be fleeting. One particular type of exoplanet that astronomers are trying to learn more about are the...
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Hubble Goes Deep

This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA...
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Hubble Finds Distant Planets Are Vanishing At Record Speed

The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet’s fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into the universe’s dark graveyard more...
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Nasa's Hubble Telescope Discovered An 'evaporating' Planet, Study Says

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble telescope discovered an exoplanet with an atmosphere evaporating at a high rate.        
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Just Look At How Much Better Hubble’s Photos Look After It Was Serviced

Hubble consistently delivers gorgeous images of the cosmos as its handlers point it at distant galaxies and star clusters, but its imaging capabilities weren't always so breathtaking. The telescope was launched way back in early 1990, and for the...
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Nasa Awards $196mln Contract To Build, Maintain Infrared Telescope

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Harris Corporation has been awarded a contract worth nearly $200 million to build and service the optical assembly on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the proposed successor to the Hubble, NASA announced...
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Hubble Telescope Spots Thousands Of 'orphaned' Star Clusters Drifting Between Galaxies

An enormous cosmic neighborhood that's home to more than 1,000 gravitationally bound galactic neighbors is bursting with thousands of stray star clusters, images from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed.
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Hubble Locks Eyes On A ‘tangled’ Supernova Remnant

The Hubble Space Telescope may have gone through a rough month this October but it’s ready to turn things around. Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported that the formidable spacecraft has officially resumed science operations after...
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This Incredible Hubble Snapshot Of A Galaxy Cluster Took An Incredible Amount Of Work To Pull Off

Hubble might be nearing the eventual end of its lifespan, but it's still capable of some truly incredible feats. A new image stitched together from several Hubble snapshots has given astronomers a breathtaking glimpse at a distant collection of...
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Behind The Scenes Of Recovering Nasa's Hubble

In the early morning of October 27, the Hubble Space Telescope targeted a field of galaxies not far from the Great Square in the constellation Pegasus. Contained in the field were star-forming galaxies up to 11 billion light-years away. With the...
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Hubble’s First Picture After Returning To Service. The Telescope Is Fully Operational Again With...

The Hubble Space Telescope is a hero in the astronomy world. And when it suffered a malfunctioning gyro on October 5th, it took a heroic effort on the part of the Hubble team to get it working again. Now we have Hubble’s first picture after...
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Some Of The Stars In This Cluster Are Almost As Old As The Universe Itself While Others Formed In A...

Star clusters are not rare. They’re one of the most common arrangements of stars in the Universe. But star cluster NGC 1866, as seen in this image from Hubble, is different than its brethren. Most clusters are populated by stars the same age,...
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Astronomers Find Possible Elusive Star Behind Supernova

Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope archival data. The supernova, called a Type Ic, is thought to detonate after its massive star has...
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Galaxy Mergers Hide Ravenous Supermassive Black Holes

Enlarge / When galaxies collide. (credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team) Black holes are… um, black. The point of a black hole is that the force of gravity is strong enough to prevent light from escaping its grasp. But the matter that is...
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Image: Hubble Spots A Lonely Blue Dwarf

This captivating image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 shows a lonely dwarf galaxy 100 million light-years away from Earth. This image depicts the blue compact dwarf galaxy ESO 338-4, which can be found in the...
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Feeling Blue: Hubble Spots ‘lonely’ Dwarf Galaxy 100 Million Light-years Away

The Hubble Space Telescope is back in action. After a short hiatus from science work, the spacecraft has been keeping busy by studying intriguing swaths of the sky. Last week, the telescope imaged a strong-lensing galaxy cluster and found a smiling...
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Hubble Captured An Image Of A Face In Space And I Can’t Tell If It’s Cool Or Creepy

When NASA peers into the sky with any of its various telescopes, there's always the chance that scientists will spot something they've never seen before. Sometimes they see newborn stars, and other times they see huge shadows, but this...
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Iau Vote Recommends Changing The Name Of Hubble's Law

The Hubble law has a new suggested name, as members of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) have voted to recommend that the law now be known as the Hubble-Lemaître law. The Hubble law, as it is typically known, describes the effect in...
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Nasa Hubble Telescope Eyes Cosmic Bat-signal - Cnet

Paging Batman. The superhero might want to take a look at the Bat Shadow seen in the Serpens Nebula.
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The Forgotten Genius Of The Buran-energia

The US Space Shuttle is one of the most iconic spacecraft in history. While it’s mission record — tragically — not perfect, it still managed to boost the Hubble Space Telescope, as well […] The post The Forgotten Genius of the...
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