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26

Mar

Hubble telescope sees galaxy spill its ‘guts’ in spaceAs a galaxy moves through space, it leaves a trail of vibrant ultraviolet streaks in this amazing Hubble photograph.

Hubble telescope sees galaxy spill its ‘guts’ in space
As a galaxy moves through space, it leaves a trail of vibrant ultraviolet streaks in this amazing Hubble photograph.

07

Mar

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of an asteroid falling to piecesScientists theorize that the asteroid broke apart due to an increase in its rotation rate that caused many tiny imbalances over time.

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of an asteroid falling to pieces
Scientists theorize that the asteroid broke apart due to an increase in its rotation rate that caused many tiny imbalances over time.

15

Jan

Hubble spies star that may explode soonScientists just hope the star goes supernova within their lifetimes.

Hubble spies star that may explode soon
Scientists just hope the star goes supernova within their lifetimes.

09

Jan

Hubble’s ‘Frontier Fields’ photos show galaxy 3.5 billion light-years awayThe detailed images of early galaxies could help scientists map dark matter in the universe.

Hubble’s ‘Frontier Fields’ photos show galaxy 3.5 billion light-years away
The detailed images of early galaxies could help scientists map dark matter in the universe.

04

Dec

Hubble finds signs of water on 5 alien planetsThe discovery marks the first time scientists have measured and compared profiles of water in atmospheres in detail across multiple alien worlds.

Hubble finds signs of water on 5 alien planets
The discovery marks the first time scientists have measured and compared profiles of water in atmospheres in detail across multiple alien worlds.

15

Aug

What is the Megellanic Stream? Hubble telescope solves the mysteryThe cosmic stream near the Milky Way came from two satellite galaxies, providing clues to how galaxies are affected by one another.

What is the Megellanic Stream? Hubble telescope solves the mystery
The cosmic stream near the Milky Way came from two satellite galaxies, providing clues to how galaxies are affected by one another.

02

Aug

Hubble helps solve galaxy evolution mysteryOlder galaxies from the early history of the universe apparently ‘switched off’ their star production cycles earlier in their lives than younger galaxies did.

Hubble helps solve galaxy evolution mystery
Older galaxies from the early history of the universe apparently ‘switched off’ their star production cycles earlier in their lives than younger galaxies did.

25

Jul

The secret behind the Hubble telescope’s stunning picturesHubble’s photographs are actually in black and white when they’re beamed back to Earth. So where do the colors come from, and what do they mean?

The secret behind the Hubble telescope’s stunning pictures
Hubble’s photographs are actually in black and white when they’re beamed back to Earth. So where do the colors come from, and what do they mean?

16

Jul

Hubble discovers 14th satellite for blue giantThe tiny moon makes a complete orbit around Neptune every 23 hours.

Hubble discovers 14th satellite for blue giant
The tiny moon makes a complete orbit around Neptune every 23 hours.

21

Jun

Galaxies collide, creating cosmic penguin and eggA cosmic penguin shines 326 million light-years from Earth in a stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope. While the celestial bird, which lies in the constellation Hydra, looks tranquil enough, the photo actually shows two galaxies colliding into each other, scientists say.

Galaxies collide, creating cosmic penguin and egg
A cosmic penguin shines 326 million light-years from Earth in a stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope. While the celestial bird, which lies in the constellation Hydra, looks tranquil enough, the photo actually shows two galaxies colliding into each other, scientists say.