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Hubble Spots Moon Around Third Largest Dwarf Planet


An international team of astronomers have uncovered a moon around a dwarf planet by using the combined power of three space observatories, including archival images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Called 2007 OR10, it is the...
18-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to the...
10-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Lot of Galaxies Need Guarding in This NASA Hubble View

Like the quirky characters in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Hubble Space Telescope has some amazing superpowers, specifically when it comes to observing galaxies across time and space. One stunning example is galaxy cluster...
4-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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