Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Detects Faint Galaxy In ‘sea Monster’ Constellation

The Hubble Space Telescope snapped an image of UGC 695, a dim galaxy located 30 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus. (Photo Credit: ESA / Hubble & NASA, D. Calzetti) NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope has an eye...
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Hubble Scientists Find New Way To Measure The Age Of Star Clusters

A new Hubble image shows a type of star cluster called a globular cluster, and reveals clues about how star clusters form and grow by looking at objects called blue stragglers.
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Stark New Saturn Images Give A Detailed Look At The Ringed Planet

NASA released its annual images of the planet Saturn taken by the Hubble Space Telescope Thursday, giving the citizens of earth an update on what's been going on over at the solar system's sixth planet. The image above includes some impressive...
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First Water Detected In The Atmosphere Of A Habitable-zone Planet

Enlarge / An artist's impression of the planet K2-18b and its clouds. (credit: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser) On Wednesday, astronomers announced the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits within the habitable zone of its...
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Saturn's Rings Shine In Hubble's Latest Portrait

Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth.
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‘blue Stragglers’ In Space May Mask True Age Of Star Clusters In Hubble Views

By spying on star clusters in a nearby galaxy, the Hubble Space Telescope has shown that star clusters aren't always as old as they appear.
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Afterglow Of Colliding Neutron Stars Would Outshine Our Sun

A new, hours-long Hubble study of the collision site revealed never-before-seen details of the neutron-star merger
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Hubble Has Looked At The 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost A Dozen Times, Watching It Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars. They named that signal GW170817. Two seconds after detecting it, NASA’s Fermi satellite...
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Water Discovered In The Atmosphere Of An Exoplanet In The Habitable Zone. It Might Be Rain

Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone. If confirmed, it will be the first time we’ve detected water—a critical ingredient for life as we know...
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Hubble Space Telescope Finds Water Vapor On ‘super-earth’ Exoplanet

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of a distant Earth-like planet known as K2-18b
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Hubble Explores The Formation And Evolution Of Star Clusters In The Large Magellanic Cloud

Just as people of the same age can vary greatly in appearance and shape, so do collections of stars or stellar aggregates. New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggest that chronological age alone does not tell the complete...
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Image: Hubble Spots A Swarm Of Stars

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a dwarf galaxy named UGC 685. Such galaxies are small and contain just a tiny fraction of the number of stars in a galaxy like the Milky Way. Dwarf galaxies often show a hazy structure, an...
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Astronomers Can't Agree What's Going On In This Strange Galaxy Without Dark Matter

GC1052-DF2 is a large, but very diffuse galaxy located some 65 million light-years away. The galaxy is thought to contain a negligible amount of dark matter. This image was captured by the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope....
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Massive Clouds Colliding In Space Could Be Birthing Huge Stars

This star-forming region is one of many in M33 that's birthing new stars from massive clouds of dust and gas. (Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA) Astronomers have witnessed a rare event: the birth of massive stars 2.73 million light-years away in the...
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Dying Star's Colorful Demise Captured By Hubble Telescope

The dark and gloomy scene of a dying star was caught on camera by the Hubble Space Telescope in the constellation Gemini.
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Amateurs Identify U.s. Spy Satellite Behind President Trump's Tweet

The satellite is believed to be among America's most advanced. Some believe it's as large as the Hubble Space Telescope.(Image credit: United Launch Alliance)
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Study: Either The Hubble Constant Is Wrong Or The Universe Is Ripping Itself Apart

The science community has a crisis on its hands. Some anarchist physicists recently started kicking the tires on the Standard Model and they figured out the universe is expanding faster than it should be. This means the worst possible outcome...
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Experiments With A Single Atom Rule Out The 'fifth Force' Theory Of Dark Energy

Scientists have long known that the universe is expanding, but in the '90s data from the Hubble telescope showed something strange: the expansion is happening faster now than it did when the universe was younger. This flew in the face of all...
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Hubble Space Telescope Captures Gloomy Dying Star

The Hubble Space Telescope observed NGC 2371/2, a planetary nebula that has a symmetrical lobed structure, in space. (Photo Credit: ESA / Hubble & NASA - R. Wade et al.) Hubble recently snapped a dying star and it is a dark, gloomy...
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Storms On Jupiter Are Disturbing The Planet's Colorful Belts

Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements deep in the planet. They show that these plumes originate...
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