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A New Angle on Two Spiral Galaxies for Hubble's 27th Birthday

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 27th birthday with a striking pair of very different looking spiral galaxies. The edge-on galaxy (left) is called NGC 4302, and the tilted galaxy (right) is called NGC 4298. Although the pinwheel galaxies look...
20-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Missions Provide New Insights into 'Ocean Worlds' in Our Solar System

Recent observations of Jupiter's icy moon Europa by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a probable plume of material erupting from the moon's surface at precisely the same location as a similar apparent plume seen two years earlier by...
13-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Takes Close-up Portrait of Jupiter

Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to take this dazzling photo of Jupiter when the planet was comparatively close to Earth, at a distance of 415 million miles.
6-Apr-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wispy Remains of Supernova Explosion Hide Possible Survivor


Hubble Space Telescope astronomers searched the gauzy remains of a Type Ia supernova in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. They found a sun-like star that showed signs of being associated with the supernova. Further...
30-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Announces Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellows for 2017


NASA has selected 28 Fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan fellowships. Each post-doctoral fellowship provides three years of support to awardees to pursue independent research in astronomy and astrophysics. The new Fellows begin...
29-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

An international team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of the distant galaxy 3C 186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of...
23-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Discovery of Runaway Star Yields Clues to Breakup of Multiple-Star System


Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system in the Orion Nebula that broke apart 500 years ago.
17-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Dates Black Hole's Last Big Meal


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found that the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago, when it consumed a large clump of infalling gas. After the meal, the engorged black hole burped out a...
9-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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