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Hubble Survey Unlocks Clues to Star Birth in Neighboring Galaxy


In an intensive citizen-science-aided survey of Hubble telescope images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers have found that M31 and our own galaxy have a similar percentage of newborn stars based...
3-Sep-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Finds That the Nearest Quasar Is Powered by a Double Black Hole


Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found that two central black holes whirling about each other, power Markarian 231 -- the closest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar. The finding suggests quasars, which are intense bright spots...
27-Aug-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Finds Supernovae in 'Wrong Place at Wrong Time'


Several exploding stars have been found outside the cozy confines of galaxies, where most stars reside. These wayward supernovae are also weird because they exploded billions of years before their predicted detonations. Using archived observations...
13-Aug-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Finds Evidence of Galaxy Star Birth Regulated by Black-Hole Fountain


Combining Hubble data with observations from a suite of ground-based and space telescopes, two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after...
6-Aug-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Telescopes Team Up to Find Distant Uranus-Sized Planet Through Microlensing

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have confirmed the existence of a Uranus-sized exoplanet orbiting far from its central star, discovered through a technique called gravitational microlensing....
30-Jul-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Sees a ‘Behemoth’ Bleeding Atmosphere Around a Warm Neptune-Sized Exoplanet


Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen dispersing from a warm, Neptune-sized planet orbiting a nearby star. The enormous comet-like tail of the planet is about 50 times the size of the parent...
24-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Sees the 'Teenage Years' of Quasars


Astronomers used Hubble Space Telescope's near-infrared vision to uncover the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest beacons in the universe. Hubble's sharp images unveil chaotic collisions between galaxies that gave birth to...
18-Jun-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lonely Galaxy 'Lost in Space'


A colorful Hubble telescope image of galaxy NGC 6503 shows bright red patches of gas scattered through its spiral arms, blue regions containing newly forming stars, and dark brown dust lanes snaking across its arms and center. The galaxy lies at the...
10-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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