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Pluto: Observing chaos at solar system's outer limits

Munich - Gathering all available telescope data on the minor planet Pluto and its satellites from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), two astronomers have carried out the most in depth analysis yet of one of the solar systems great mysteries.

Hubble telescope's high def images of iconic Pillars of Creation

Greenbelt - After a stuttering start before repairs to an out-of-focus lens enabled astronomers to realise the Hubble Space Telescope’s full potential, Hubble has returned a multitude of spectacular images, allowing us to see the Universe as never before seen.

Nearby dwarf galaxy throws wrench in understanding of galaxies

A minuscule dwarf galaxy, named KKs3, has been found in the Milky Way's backyard, about 7 million light years away from us.

NASA discovers tiny galaxy some 13 billion lightyears from Earth

Pasadena - With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered one of the farthest and smallest galaxies ever seen.

Hubble telescope photos reveal presence of 'zombie stars'

Scientists examining images recorded by NASA's Hubble telescope have discovered evidence of "zombie stars,' a star created by a little known form of supernova.

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.

Hubble telescope eyeballs star Proxima Centauri

NASA has released an image of Proxima Centauri taken with the joint NASA/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope showing the closest star to our solar system (apart from the Sun) shining brightly.

Former water world discovered in deep space

Warwick - Astrophysicists from the universities of Warwick and Cambridge in the UK have found evidence of what was once a water-rich rocky planet outside our solar system, by analysing the atmosphere of white dwarf star GD 61.

Op-Ed: Want a space burial and fiery descent? It’s cheap

Sydney - An ex-NASA guy has a way of getting you in to space where you belong. The problem is that you have to die first. Elysium Space has a $2,000 option which is both cheaper than a regular funeral and one hell of a way of making a statement.

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.

New 'Zombie Planet' images shock scientists

New images from the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a surprising development in the "zombie planet" orbiting the Fomalhaut star.

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: Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies set to make cosmic collision

Washington - After researching numerous observations from the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have concluded that the Andromeda galaxy, our neighbour in the pool of galaxies, is on a collision course with our Milky Way.

In Photos: 22 years of spectacular Hubble Space Telescope images

Washington - On April 24, 1990, 8:33:51 am EST, the historic Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit by Space Shuttle Discovery. The 2.4 metre (7.9 feet) telescope is now 22 years old and what better way to celebrate then to look back at its stunning images.

ESA telescopes capture new images of Hubble 'Pillars of Creation'

Two of the European Space Agency's (ESA) orbiting observatories have captured new and spectacular views of the gas pillars in the Eagle Nebula (M16) that were the subject of the iconic 1995 Hubble images dubbed "Pillars of Creation."

NASA finds new ultra-blue stars

The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a large group of unusual hot, bright, ultra-blue stars glowing in the heart of Andromeda, the second closest galaxy to the Milky Way, NASA announced.

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.

Study: Supermassive black holes grow in small, distant galaxies

Los Angeles - Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope are surprised after they discovered supermassive black holes growing in small, distant galaxies. This has led scientists to ask: what came first? The massive galaxy or supermassive black holes?

Hubble Space Telescope discovers 'dead galaxies' forming stars

Detroit - Scientists concluded as late as 2005 that elliptical galaxies were filled with evolved stars that were billions of years old. However, university astronomers have found out that these "dead galaxies" are still creating new stars.

'Citizen Scientists' writing the history of the universe

Scientists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have created what they've metaphorically depicted as a universe of astronomy enthusiasts to relieve them from an overwhelming task - identifying events occuring in the actual universe.

Giant ultraviolet rings suggest 'resurrected galaxies'

Astronomers have found mysterious, giant loops of ultraviolet light in aged, massive galaxies. These galaxies seem to have a "second lease on life" because somehow they have been infused with fresh gas to form new stars that power these gargantuan rings.
 

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Diagramatic showing location of Horsehead Nebula in relation to surrounding objects
Diagramatic showing location of Horsehead Nebula in relation to surrounding objects
ESA / Herschel
Comparing the size of the James Webb Space Telescope due for launch in 2018 with the Hubble Space Te...
Comparing the size of the James Webb Space Telescope due for launch in 2018 with the Hubble Space Telescope
Wikimedia Commons - Bobarino
Hubble Space Telescope image of the core of galaxy cluster Abell 3827  with light from the four brig...
Hubble Space Telescope image of the core of galaxy cluster Abell 3827, with light from the four bright galaxies subtracted to reveal the background lens system [revealing gravitational lensing system].
Richard Massey (Durham University)
A comparison of features of the so-called Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula between 1995 and 2...
A comparison of features of the so-called Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula between 1995 and 2014
Hubblesite
Supernova 1994D in Galaxy NGC 4526
Supernova 1994D in Galaxy NGC 4526
NASA/ESO/STI
Left is an image of the nearby spiral Andromeda galaxy: The rectangle highlights the 7 900 light-yea...
Left is an image of the nearby spiral Andromeda galaxy: The rectangle highlights the 7,900 light-years-wide region probed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope near the galaxy's hub; there a grouping of stars shows as a bright area, and the blue dots sprinkled throughout are extremely hot ultra-blue stars.
NASA; ESA; B. Williams and J. Dalcanton, University of Washington
These images by NASA s Hubble Space Telescope reveal how different the iconic Pillars of Creation ap...
These images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal how different the iconic Pillars of Creation appear in visible and in near-infrared light. In the visible-light image at left, astronomers combined several exposures to show a wider view of the pillars and the surrounding region. The towering pillars are about 5 light-years tall. The tenuous-looking base of the columns is shown. The near-infrared image at right transforms the pillars into eerie, wispy silhouettes, which are seen against a back
NASA/ESA
Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49
Edge-on Spiral Galaxy ESO 243-49
NASA/ESO/STI
This shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tal...
This shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
NASA/ESO/STI
Using visible-light images from Hubble  the team was able to map the post-collision distribution of ...
Using visible-light images from Hubble, the team was able to map the post-collision distribution of the dark matter (coloured in blue) and also the post-collision distribution of stars. This collage shows NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of six different galaxy clusters. The clusters were observed in a study of how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. 72 large cluster collisions were studied in total. Clusters shown are, from left to right and top to botto
NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Massey (Durham U
This Hubble image features dark knots of gas and dust known as  Bok globules   dense pockets in larg...
This Hubble image features dark knots of gas and dust known as "Bok globules," dense pockets in larger molecular clouds. Similar islands of material in the early universe could have held as much water vapor as we find in our galaxy today, despite containing a thousand times less oxygen.
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team
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NASA
HST-Spitzer Composite of Galactic Center (Full-field)
HST-Spitzer Composite of Galactic Center (Full-field)
NASA/ESO/STI
The Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the famous Pillars of Creation  revealing a sharper and wid...
The Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the famous Pillars of Creation, revealing a sharper and wider view of the structures in this visible-light image. Astronomers combined several Hubble exposures to assemble the wider view. The towering pillars are about 5 light-years tall. The dark, finger-like feature at bottom right may be a smaller version of the giant pillars. The pillars are bathed in the blistering ultraviolet light from a grouping of young, massive stars located off the top of the i
NASA/ESA
3D Map of Dark Matter shows 3D distribution of dark matter in the Universe. This three-dimensional m...
3D Map of Dark Matter shows 3D distribution of dark matter in the Universe. This three-dimensional map, obtained thanks to Hubble Space Telescope and XMM-Newton data, offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the Universe’s mass.
NASA, ESA and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
Shown in blue on the image is a map of the dark matter found within the MACS cluster. This is a NASA...
Shown in blue on the image is a map of the dark matter found within the MACS cluster. This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745. This cluster was part of a study of 72 galaxy cluster collisions which determined that dark matter interacts with other dark matter even less than previously thought.
NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Massey (Durham U
Saturn
Saturn
NASA/ESO/STI
Hubble is deployed from Space Shuttle Discovery.
Hubble is deployed from Space Shuttle Discovery.
NASA/ESO/STI
The large Whirlpool Galaxy (left) is known for its sharply defined spiral arms. Their prominence cou...
The large Whirlpool Galaxy (left) is known for its sharply defined spiral arms. Their prominence could be the result of the Whirlpool's gravitational tug-of-war with its smaller companion galaxy (right).
NASA/ESO/STI
Hubble Control Center  Goddard Space Flight Center  1999
Hubble Control Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, 1999
NASA/ESO/STI

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