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Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79 (also known as...
12-Dec-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Early Science Observations Revealed


Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb’s science operations. These observing...
13-Nov-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Spots Expanding Light Echo Around Supernova

A movie assembled from more two years’ worth of Hubble images reveals an expanding shell of light from a supernova explosion sweeping through interstellar space three years after the stellar blast was discovered. The “echoing” light looks like...
9-Nov-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies

Photobombing asteroids from our solar system have snuck their way into this deep image of the universe taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These asteroids reside roughly 160 million miles from Earth, yet they’ve horned their way into this...
2-Nov-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Observes Exoplanet That Snows Sunscreen


Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found a blistering hot planet outside our solar system where it “snows” sunscreen. The problem is the sunscreen (titanium dioxide) precipitation only happens on the planet’s permanent...
26-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Missions Catch First Light From a Gravitational-Wave Event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.
16-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 1.5 billion miles from the Sun (beyond Saturn's orbit).
28-Sep-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Comet or Asteroid? Hubble Discovers that a Unique Object is a Binary

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material,...
20-Sep-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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