Hubble’s Portrait of Star’s Gaseous Glow

From NASA Hubble’s Portrait of Star’s Gaseous Glow Although it looks more like an entity seen through a microscope than a telescope, this rounded object, named NGC 2022, is certainly not algae or tiny, blobby jellyfish. Instead, it is a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an aging star. The star is…

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More unsettled science-previously unseen ancestors of elliptical galaxies

ALMA finds previously unseen ancestors of elliptical galaxies News Release from the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array Astronomy Now An artist’s impression of remote galaxies seen by ALMA that are not visible to the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers suspect the previously unknown galaxies are ancestors of the massive elliptical galaxies visible in the more recent universe.…

Hubble Peers at Galactic Cherry Blossoms

July 12, 2019 From NASA The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble image. The many bright “blooms” within the galaxy are in fact stellar nurseries — regions where new stars are springing to life. Energetic light emitted by newborn stars in these regions streams outwards and…

Mature Galaxy Mesmerizes in New Hubble View

From NASA Image of the Day June 10, 2019 This striking image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a powerful instrument installed on the telescope in 2009. WFC3 is responsible for many of Hubble’s most breathtaking and iconic photographs. Shown here, NGC 7773 is a beautiful example of…

Hubble Spots Stunning Spiral Galaxy

From NASA May 3, 2019 Few of the universe’s residents are as iconic as the spiral galaxy. These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust, creating truly awesome scenes — especially when viewed through a telescope such as the…

Hubble’s dazzling display of 2 colliding galaxies

Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. They were first discovered in 1784 by William Herschel and were originally classified as a single irregular galaxy because of their odd shape. However, we now know that NGC 6052 actually consists of two galaxies that…

Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune

Public Release: 7-Feb-2019 Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center During its routine yearly monitoring of the weather on our solar system’s outer planets, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a new mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar…

New telescope brings the power of Hubble down to Earth

From the University of Arizona UA astronomers take sharpest photos ever of the night sky Using a new camera and a telescope mirror that vibrates a thousand times each second to counteract atmospheric flickering, astronomers have achieved image resolution capabilities that could see a baseball diamond on the moon Astronomers at the University of Arizona,…

The Kepler spacecraft has a failure

Two of four reaction wheels seized up, critical for precise photometry Excerpt from the Kepler Mission Manager Update. (h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard) At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode. As was the case earlier this month, this was a Thruster-Controlled Safe Mode.…