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Hubble Uncovers a Galaxy Pair Coming in From the Wilderness

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Hubble has captured the glow of new stars in the small, ancient galaxies Pisces A and Pisces B. They should've produced the bulk of their stars long ago, but these dwarf galaxies dwelled for billions of years in the Local Void, a region of the...
11-Aug-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Looks to the Final Frontier

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When the TV series "Star Trek" was first broadcast in 1966, the largest telescopes on Earth could only see about halfway across the universe — the rest was uncharted territory. But Hubble's powerful vision has carried us into the true "final...
21-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets

Astronomers have used Hubble to conduct the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system, uncovering clues that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets. They discovered that the exoplanets...
20-Jul-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Captures the Beating Heart of the Crab Nebula

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This new Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the beating heart of one of the most visually appealing, and most studied, supernova remnants known — the Crab Nebula.
7-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere

Astronomers are using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras - stunning light shows in a planet's atmosphere - on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. This observation program is supported by measurements made by...
30-Jun-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Reveals Stellar Fireworks in 'Skyrocket' Galaxy

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A new Hubble Space Telescope image shows a firestorm of star birth lighting up one end of the diminutive galaxy Kiso 5639. The dwarf galaxy is shaped like a flattened pancake, but because it is tilted edge-on, it resembles a skyrocket, with a...
28-Jun-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Confirms New Dark Spot on Neptune

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New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex on Neptune. Though similar features were seen during the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune in 1989 and by Hubble in 1994, this vortex is the first...
23-Jun-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Finds Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected

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Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have discovered that the universe is expanding 5-9% percent faster than expected. They made the discovery by refining the universe's current expansion rate to unprecedented accuracy, reducing the uncertainty to...
2-Jun-2016 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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