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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

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

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

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

Hubble Finds Two Chaotically Tumbling Pluto Moons

Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto's moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably. The results appear in the June 4 issue of the journal Nature. To learn even more, join the Hubble Hangout with...
3-Jun-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Hubble Video Shows Shock Collision Inside Black Hole Jet

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter from a supermassive black hole. This discovery was made while piecing together a time-lapse movie of...
27-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Hubble Observes a One-of-a-Kind Star Nicknamed 'Nasty'


Astronomers have spent decades trying to determine the oddball behavior of an aging star nicknamed "Nasty 1" residing in our Milky Way galaxy. Looking at the star using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers had expected to see a bipolar outflow...
21-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Hubble Catches a Stellar Exodus in Action


Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured for the first time snapshots of fledgling white dwarf stars beginning their slow-paced, 40-million-year migration from the crowded center of an ancient star cluster to the less...
14-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

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