Items tagged with Hubble

NASA used images from its Webb and Hubble telescopes to create a panchromatic image that will get everyone into the Christmas spirit. The resulting image of galaxy cluster MACS0146 combines visible and infrared light to create one of the most comprehensive views of the universe ever. MACS0146 is located about 4.13... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured an enlightening image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant that is located 6,500 light-years from Earth. The Crab has been studied since as far back as 1054 CE by 11th-century astronomers. The top image is a side-by-side comparison of the Crab Nebula as seen by the... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a rare and bright burst of light between two galaxies, adding even more mystery to this known phenomenon. These random events, called Luminous Fast Blue Optical Transients (LFBOTs), only seem to occur once a year or so and last only a matter of days. The first LFBOT was... Read more...
NASA's Webb space telescope continues to astound as it captures an image of Herbig-Haro 211 in "unprecedented detail." The image captures an outflow from a protostar, representing our own Sun when it was just tens of thousands of years old. According to NASA, Herbig-Haro (HH) objects are radiant regions surrounding... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures an alluring image of a cosmic cluster utilizing gravitational lensing. Hubble captured the image using two of its instruments, the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys. Hubble continues to hold its own in terms of providing spectacular imagery of deep space... Read more...
Observations of the planet Neptune have led astronomers and scientists to believe the disappearance of the distant planet's cloud coverage was caused by none other than our very own sun. New research concludes that the disappearance of the clouds and the subsequent reappearance of them were linked to the solar... Read more...
NASA is seeking out the help of the public to keep an eye on the ice giants Uranus and Neptune as its New Horizons spacecraft observes the duo from deep space. The mission team is inviting all amateur astronomers to help make "a real contribution to space science." New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006, and has since passed Jupiter Read more...
A team of astronomers found a startling surprise while searching for the electromagnetic light from a gravitational wave event. Instead, the team found one of the most breathtaking 'switches on' of a black hole ever detected. The phenomenal event was first detected by Dr. Samantha Oates, an astronomer at the... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures an image of one of the Milky Way's odd neighbors, ESO 174-1. Images like this are taken by Hubble in between other observations in order to maximize every bit of Hubble's observing time. Irregular galaxies, like ESO 174-1, take on odd and unusual shapes, like a toothpick... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured images of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 5068 in spectacular fashion utilizing its MIRI and NIRCam instruments. The images were shared recently by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during an event with students at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Images... Read more...
Astronomers believe they have detected some of the best evidence yet of a rare intermediate-sized black hole lurking at the heart of a globular star cluster. The discovery of the mid-sized black hole located 6,000 light-years from Earth was made using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Typically, black holes come in... Read more...
A NASA balloon-borne telescope captured phenomenal images of the Tarantula Nebula and Antennae Galaxies from 108,000 feet above Earth's surface. The Super Pressure Balloon Imaging Telescope (SuperBIT) was launched earlier this month from Wanaka, New Zealand. When one thinks of incredible images from space captured... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide awe-inspiring images of deep space, as the space agency shares an image the observatory captured of galaxy M100 as its Picture of the Day. Hubble captured the superb image using its Wide Field Camera 3. The image was previously featured as Picture of the Day back on... Read more...
A Yale astronomer spotted a 200,000-light-year-long bridge connecting a runaway black hole to the galaxy it is attempting to escape from. The supermassive black hole, weighing more than 20 million Suns, is traveling so fast that it could travel from Earth to the Moon in 14 minutes. The bridge first appeared to be a... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) shared an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope that has NASA and others stumped on how to give it one tidy label. It seems the luminous object located about 390 million light years from Earth is a bit too complex to be placed in a single box. Scientists like to be able to... Read more...
Astronomers detected a gamma-ray burst so bright, it effectively blinded most gamma-ray instruments in space. The pulse of intense radiation traveled for about 1.9 billion years to reach Earth. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the brightest explosions of light in the known Universe. The one that was detected on October... Read more...
NASA shared an image of a "jellyfish galaxy" captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy, known as JO201, resides in the constellation Cetus, which is named after a sea monster from ancient Greek mythology. The Hubble Space Telescope, named in honor of astronomer Edwin Hubble, has captured more than 1.5... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) capability to capture deep space in incredible detail has led to an initial collection of 21 research papers, providing new insights into things such as the beginnings of star formation. Webb's images have unveiled an intricate network of gas and dust in nearby galaxies, and... Read more...
Enigmatic features across Saturn's rings known as spokes tantalize and baffle NASA scientists. The spokes were first discovered by NASA's Voyager mission in the 1980s, and have been observed in the years preceding and following the planet's equinox. As Saturn's autumnal equinox of the northern hemisphere approaches on... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an intruder in one of its images as the space agency attempts to fill in the gaps of the Milky Way. When the project was first proposed, 75% of all the Milky Way nearby neighbors had been imaged by Hubble. The project aims to use the gaps between longer Hubble observations in... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a star's final moments in incredible detail as it gets devoured by a black hole. The black hole lurked in the distance until the woeful star wandered by. Once the star was close enough, the black hole's gravitational grasp reeled it in and tore it apart, feeding on the star's... Read more...
NASA's Hubble telescope captures a spectacular image of an open star cluster estimated to be 10 million years old. The collection of stars is known as NGC 1858, located in the northwestern region of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Hubble remains an incredibly-valuable space telescope, as it continues to capture... Read more...
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