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Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting the Dwarf Planet Makemake


Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have discovered a tiny moon orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake. The moon is estimated to be 100 miles wide and is 13,000 miles away from Makemake.
26-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Sees a Star 'Inflating' a Giant Bubble

Astronomers are releasing today this new Hubble image of the Bubble Nebula to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Hubble telescope's launch into Earth orbit on April 24, 1990. The Bubble Nebula is a giant cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the...
21-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Behemoth Black Hole Found in an Unlikely Place


Astronomers have uncovered one of the biggest supermassive black holes, with the mass of 17 billion suns, in an unlikely place: the cente of a galaxy that lies in a quiet backwater of the universe. The observations, made with the Hubble Space...
6-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble's Journey to the Center of Our Galaxy

Peering deep into the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, this Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. Except for a few blue, foreground stars, the stars are part of the Milky Way’s nuclear star cluster,...
31-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA and STScI Select 17 New Hubble Fellows for 2016


NASA has selected 36 fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan Fellowships. Each postdoctoral fellowship provides three-years of support to awarded to pursue independent research in astronomy and astrophysics. The new fellows will...
25-Mar-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance Record

By pushing the Hubble to its limits, astronomers have shattered the cosmic distance record by viewing the farthest galaxy ever seen. This galaxy existed just 400 million years after the big bang and provides new insights into the first generation of...
3-Mar-2016 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Directly Measures Rotation of Cloudy 'Super-Jupiter'


Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have measured the rotation rate of 'super-Jupiter-class' exoplanet 2M1207b by observing the varied brightness in its atmosphere. This is the first rotation rate measurement of a massive exoplanet...
18-Feb-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

NASA Introduces New, Wider Set of Eyes on the Universe: Baltimore's Space Telescope Science Institute to Partner on New NASA 'Wide-View' Space Telescope

After years of preparatory studies, NASA is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe -- the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). WFIRST will have a mirror the same size as Hubble's, but...
18-Feb-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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