This recent picture from Hubble shows a galaxy nicknamed the "Sunburst Arc" that has been split into a kaleidoscope illusion of no fewer than 12 images formed by a massive foreground cluster of galaxies 4.6 billion light-years away.
7-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
This Hubble snapshot reveals what looks like an uncanny pair of glowing eyes glaring menacingly in our direction. The piercing "eyes" are the most prominent feature of what resembles the face of an otherworldly creature. This frightening object is...
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Stars in the outer reaches of the Milky Way, including our Sun, orbit at an average speed of 130 miles per second. But that’s nothing compared to the most massive spiral galaxies. “Super spirals,” which are larger, brighter, and more massive...
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Hubble has taken the sharpest view to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. The image, taken October 12, 2019, reveals a central concentration of dust around the comet's...
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A new Hubble study to be published in The Astrophysical Journal reports the best measurements yet for how much and how fast gas flows in and out of the Milky Way. Astronomers were surprised to find a surplus of incoming gas, leaving them with new...
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After its 2021 launch, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will gather infrared light that has penetrated the dusty veil, revealing the galactic center in unprecedented detail.
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Shortly after its launch in 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will observe three different types of comets to learn more about them and about the early solar system.
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Saturn's signature rings are still as stunning as ever. The second in the yearly series, this Hubble Space Telescope image taken on June 20, 2019, is part of the Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) project.
12-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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