New Hubble telescope observations suggest that a high-velocity gas cloud was launched from the outer regions of our own galaxy around 70 million years ago. Now, the cloud is on a return collision course and is expected to plow into the Milky Way's...
28-Jan-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
Resembling an opulent diamond tapestry, this Hubble image of Trumpler 14 located 8,000 light-years away in the Carina Nebula, shows a glittering star cluster that contains a collection of some of the brightest stars seen in our Milky Way galaxy.
21-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
Astronomers have made the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster using three of NASA's Great Observatories. This multiwavelength image shows this galaxy cluster, called IDCS J1426.5+3508, in X-rays recorded by Chandra ...
7-Jan-2016 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites
Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system located within 10,000
light-years of Earth, is best known for an enormous eruption seen in the mid-19th
century that hurled an amount of material at least 10 times the sun's mass into...
6-Jan-2016 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites
Just in time for the release of the movie "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens," NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is releasing a new image of what looks like a cosmic, double-bladed lightsaber.
17-Dec-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
A survey of 10 hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets conducted with NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has led a team to solve a long-standing mystery -- why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected. The findings, published in...
14-Dec-2015 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
Using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers have detected a very compact and faint early galaxy that was forming 400 million years after the big bang.
3-Dec-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
Using Hubble Space Telescope images, astronomers have conducted a "cosmic archeological dig" of our Milky Way's heart, uncovering the blueprints of our galaxy's early construction phase. The researchers uncovered for the first time a population of...
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