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Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Fuel Cosmic Conundrum

Using the Hubble and Gaia space observatories, astronomers have made the most precise measurements to date of the expansion of space, which may suggest reworking our understanding of the physics of the universe.
12-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


NASA’s Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

In April 2018, NASA launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Its main goal is to locate Earth-sized planets and larger “super-Earths” orbiting nearby stars for further study. One of the most powerful tools that will examine...
11-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

Using the Hubble Space Telescope's unparalleled sharpness and spectral range, an international research team has created the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local universe. The LEGUS data...
17-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Hubble Detects Helium in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet for the First Time

An international team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have detected helium in the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-107b. This is the first time this element has been detected in the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system....
2-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Stellar Thief Is the Surviving Companion to a Supernova

In the fading afterglow of a supernova explosion, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have photographed the first image of a surviving companion to a supernova. This is the most compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in...
26-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Could Potentially Detect the First Stars and Black Holes

One of the key science goals of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is to learn about “first light,” the moment when the first stars and galaxies lit the universe. While the first galaxies will be within Webb’s reach, individual stars shine so...
25-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery

For 28 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been delivering breathtaking views of the universe. The latest offering is this image of the Lagoon Nebula to celebrate the telescope’s anniversary. Hubble shows the roiling heart of this vast stellar...
19-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Makes the First Precise Distance Measurement to an Ancient Globular Star Cluster

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were able to use the same sort of trigonometry that surveyors use to precisely measure the distance to NGC 6397, one of the closest globular clusters to Earth. The only difference is that the angles...
4-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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