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The aging Hubble Space Telescope has produced a new full portrait image of Jupiter, our Solar System’s stormy gas giant. NASA shared the image earlier this month, though it was captured by the space telescope on June 27. The portrait features Jupiter’s colorful bands, as well as its iconic Giant Red Spot, a massive storm that has been raging on the planet for hundreds of years.According to NASA,
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new portrait of Jupiter that shows the gas giant’s details, including the Great Red Spot, in a more intense color palette than in the past.The photo was captured back on June 27th, 2019, and just published this month by NASA. The telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 shot the imagery in visible light while Jupiter was 400 million miles away from Ear
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a breathtakingly detailed view of the largest planet in our solar system – the gas giant Jupiter. The new portrait, which was captured on June 27, 2019, highlights the complex nature of Jupiter's cloud surface, and showcases the gas giant's most famous feature – the Great Red Spot... Continue Reading New Hubble portrait captures the intricat
Human eyes are able to see only a fraction of the light in our universe. This spectrum of light that we can see is called the visible spectrum and it is underpinned by our eyes having three different types of cones, which are sensitive to short, medium and long wavelengths of light. These wavelengths correspond roughly to red, green and blue light which means that all of the colors we see are com
You may or may not be surprised to hear that despite the spectacular colors, hues and shades we see in pictures of deep space, all the pictures taken by the Hubble telescope are captured in black and white. It may be even more surprising that to produce the colors we see in the pictures shot with this state-of-the-art telescope Hubble scientists use a process pioneered by British photographer Tho
Between exoplanets with ruby clouds and those that are actually just giant diamonds, science fiction has barely prepared us for just how weird alien worlds could be. Now, thanks to new Hubble observations we have another contender in WASP-121b, a planet that's so intensely hot it's vaporizing heavy metals and venting them into space. As if that wasn't enough, the poor planet is also being
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered structures around a black hole that were thought to be impossible. A small, "malnourished" black hole was found to have a flat disk of material circling it – a feature thought unique to supermassive black holes. This disc is also so close to the black hole that it's distorting and stretching the light itself... Continue Reading H
Hubble has been photographing the cosmos for almost 30 years now, but it still manages to surprise us with some absolutely breathtaking shots. Case in point – the latest image shows the two-faced galaxy NGC 4485, which still bears the stunning scars of a close call with another galaxy millions of years ago... Continue Reading Hubble captures the good side of a stunning, scarred "two-f
The Hubble Space Telescope has a knack for making us feel incredibly small, peering ever deeper into space and revealing the cosmos in unprecedented detail. The latest such image, named the Hubble Legacy Field, is a mosaic of thousands of exposures over the years and constitutes the largest and most comprehensive image ever put together by the Hubble science team... Continue Reading Most d
Just in time for the Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary comes a new image of the Southern Crab Nebula (Hen 2-104) captured in recent weeks, offering a clear look at the nebula first captured by Hubble on August 24, 1999. Unlike the first image, which is pixelated and orange, the new image is colorful with a higher resolution.The Southern Crab Nebula is located in Centaurus constellation's


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