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Hubble News

Astronomy first as cloudy weather revealed on alien world

Chicago - Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of scientists, led by researchers in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, have achieved an astronomical first.

Azure blue planet identified by Hubble telescope

Scientists have for the first time discovered the true colour of a planet orbiting another star, and the planet's colour bears a resemblance to that of Earth.

Startling new images of Horsehead Nebula from Herschel and Hubble

Obtained from the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, spectacular new high resolution images were yesterday released of the Horsehead Nebula in the constellation Orion.

Hubble telescope captures images of 13-billion year-old galaxies

Following an announcement on Wednesday, NASA has released images of seven primitive galaxies they believe formed more than 13 billion years ago.

NASA releases photo of 10 billion-year-old stars

Today NASA released a stunning photo of the center of globular cluster NGC 6362, made up of stars 10 billion years old. The photo shows a high concentration of stars with different colors, found 25,000 light-years from Earth.

Hubble captures bubble-blowing galaxy

New NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope images of Holmberg II, a dwarf irregular galaxy, have revealed its blurry boundaries have been pocked by giant bubbles of glowing gas, where star-birth blew away dust and gas, and supernova shocks cleared out cavities.

Galaxy UDFy-38135539: Universe's most senior citizen discovered

Paris - The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the oldest object in the universe: Galaxy UDFy-38135539, which is approximately 600 million years old. However, scientists are already discussing the likelihood of discovering an object older than that.

Hubble captures pictures of bizarre X-shaped object

Washington - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first snapshots of a suspected asteroid collision - the images show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a comet-like trail of material.

Hubble takes first pics of Pluto’s surface

Pluto is cute. It’s an elegant little gold and black ball, and even if it’s no longer called a planet, I’d like to adopt it. Hubble took four years to put these pictures together, and they’re fuzzy but intriguing.

Miniature galaxies- Hubble goes back 13.1 billion years

Fixing the Hubble space telescope has allowed it to get on with its job, and the infrared images coming back are of truly primitive, tiny, galaxies. They’re 5 per cent the size of the Milky Way. The new information is opening up a lot of new questions.

First Images from Rejuvenated Hubble Released

The Hubble is one of the most complex space telescopes ever launched. It has recently undergone major surgery but astronomers have declared it completely rejuvenated and have now released the first new images from the 19 year old observatory.

Op-Ed: NASA Blues- Hubble fixed, JWST ready, culture comatose

The last Hubble servicing mission is high risk. Hazards include the inevitable space garbage, micro meteorites, and scheduling issues. Despite which, America’s ever-shriveling space program, to its credit, has managed to coax a mission into orbit.

NASA's Last Trip to Hubble

The Space Shuttle Atlantis will be making the fifth and final shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope on Monday, May 11, 2009.

Hubble scores first actual picture of planets outside our Solar System

It’s taken eight years, but this is a truly never to be repeated event. Formalhaut b, 25 light years away, is a speck, but it’s the first sight of other worlds by another star, two small ones and a giant. Astronomers are dancing in the streets.

Hubble’s 100,000th orbit finds a jeweled pinup in the Tarantula Nebula

Hubble continues its astonishing career as a modern wonder of the world. It’s found a fabulous “firestorm of raw stellar creation” in the Large Magellanic Cloud. A color scheme that would terrify any artist, but it’s Hubble’s stock in trade.

Hubble’s Colliding Galaxy Show: Stunning, beautiful, and wild

Hubble has found some of the most fantastic sights you could wish to see for their 18th anniversary of launch. The colliding galaxies are dancers on the wing, symphonies in space. With some of these pictures, you can practically feel it.

Hubble Finds Building Block of Life In Extra Solar Planet

The Hubble space telescope has found evidence of methane, an organic building block, in a planet 63 light years away from Earth. This is reported to be the first such discovery outside our immediate solar system.

Two Old Stars Are Acting Like They Are New

A second wave of planet formation appears to be taking place around two older stars, BP Piscium and TYCHO 4144 329 2, possibly billions of years after planets would have initially formed around them.

Op-Ed: Hubble Ultra Deep Field finds earliest known galaxies

They’re small, they’re compact, and they look like tadpoles. There’s another peculiar thing about them: no infrared spectrum. According to the astronomers, that means no previous galaxies. It also means a lot of questions, and opinions.

Son of Hubble, Prepare for a 2013 Liftoff

The Hubble Space Telescope is 17 years old and is able to work far beyond its designed mission term. NASA is preparing to give a final tune up next year. The JWST will be the next generation telescope that will replace the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble finds something peculiar: planet-forming theories challenged

A new star isn’t doing what it’s supposed to be doing. The normal dusty debris around it is in a highly elliptical, lopsided, orbit. OK, a young star’s gotta have some fun, but this one’s writing its own rules.

Jupiter is changing its stripes: latest from Hubble.

Some drastic alterations in Jupiter’s cloud bands have been spotted by Hubble. This phenomenon has never been seen before. Even the shape and color of the clouds have altered significantly.

Nasa unveils Hubble's Successor "JWST"

NASA unveils Hubble telescope's successor "The James Webb Space Telescope".

Visions of space from Hubble

Incredible images from Hubble of space released.

Compilation of the Universe Pictures by Hubble, Video

Incredible Pictures of Hubble Telescope.

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

Hubble takes an image how of how it looks at a distance of 78 Billion Light Years

Hubble Loses Camera

A short circuit in its survey camera will set back the Hubble, but only a little.

Hubble makes 3D dark matter map

Astronomers have mapped the cosmic "scaffold" of dark matter upon which stars and galaxies are assembled.

Thank Einstein for Dark Energy!

Without this complex and abstract form of energy, the Universe would have collapsed onto itself and life, as we know it, would not be.

Hubble Saved!

The Hubble space telescope, which has glimpsed billions of years back in time to the early days of galaxies, got a new lease on life Tuesday with NASA's decision to launch a servicing mission by 2008.
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NASA scientists find water on five exoplanets
NASA scientists find water on five exoplanets
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The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets orbiting ...
NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets orbiting three different stars. All five planets appear to be hazy
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has completed the second segment of flight...
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has completed the second segment of flight tests with its telescope door open to prepare the observatory for first mission.
Carla Thomas- NASA