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NASA has officially named its next planet hunter. Previously known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the project has now been named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope – or simply, the Roman Space Telescope – after NASA’s first chief astronomer, who has often been referred to as the Mother of Hubble.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Space telescope, WFIRST,
Hubble has a front row seat to a rare celestial event. The space telescope has snapped some strikingly clear shots of a comet in the process of breaking apart as it approaches the Sun.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Hubble, Comets, Astronomy
The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 30th launch anniversary with the release of a breathtakingly colorful portrait of two star forming nebulae - collectively nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef" - located in a nearby galaxy orbiting the Milky Way. Despite a rocky start that kicked off with a potentially mission ending complication, the telescope is still going strong, and continues to reveal the
2I/Borisov is like a time capsule from a part of the universe humans might never be able to visit. This comet from another star system is currently visiting our own, and now Hubble has taken the valuable opportunity to study its chemical makeup. The famous Space Telescope reveals that Borisov is very different to any local comet, giving hints about what kind of system it was born in.Continue Read
NASA has launched a new feature on its website allows you to see out-of-this-world photo hubble captured on your birthday. The post NASA lets you see what photo the hubble telescope captured on your birthday appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
This month, the Hubble space telescope is celebrating an incredible 30 years in orbit. And in honor of that milestone, NASA has created a fun tool that’ll show you an epic deep space shot that Hubble captured on your birthday sometime within the last 3 decades.“Hubble explores the universe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means it has observed some fascinating cosmic wonder every d
a team of astronomers have discovered quasar tsunamis, 'the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe', using NASA’s hubble space telescope. The post ‘quasar tsunamis’ spotted in space using the hubble space telescope appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a dazzling view of a stellar laboratory, which is being used by astronomers to understand how truly gargantuan stars come to form. The image features a colorful star field and a substructure of the famous Tarantula Nebula, which is located in a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Hubble, Stars, Astronomy, NASA, ES
Large clouds of dark matter have been indirectly detected before, but it should also form smaller clumps. Now Hubble observations have detected evidence of these small clumps for the first time, lending weight to a prevailing dark matter hypothesis.
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,


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