Tag: hubble

Dec 18, 2018

Hubble’s Latest Capture of Globular Star Cluster NGC 1898

Hubble’s Latest Capture of Globular Star Cluster NGC 1898

It’s one of our closest cosmic neighbors and hosts an extremely rich population of star clusters

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Jul 3, 2018

Putting the Pillars of Creation Into Perspective

Putting the Pillars of Creation Into Perspective

You know it’s big when a little dot is a 170 billion kilometres long..

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Jun 30, 2016

Auroras Larger Than Earth Spotted Over Jupiter

Auroras Larger Than Earth Spotted Over Jupiter

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have observed giant, vivid auroras on the poles of the Solar System’s largest planet

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Mar 24, 2016

Picture of the Day: Jupiter’s Moon Io Casts a Shadow as It Transits Jupiter

Picture of the Day: Jupiter’s Moon Io Casts a Shadow as It Transits Jupiter

Did you know Io’s shadow sails across the face of Jupiter at 38,000 mph (17 kilometers per second)!

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Jan 9, 2015

Deep Zoom Into Andromeda: Exploring the Largest Hubble Image Ever Taken

Deep Zoom Into Andromeda: Exploring the Largest Hubble Image Ever Taken

It’s like photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand. NASA recently released the largest Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, displaying sweeping views of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31). Though the galaxy is over 2 million light-years away, the Hubble telescope is powerful enough to resolve individual stars in a…

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Jan 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pillars of Creation Redux

Picture of the Day: Pillars of Creation Redux

Photograph by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Although NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken many breathtaking images of the universe, one snapshot stands out from the rest: the iconic view of the so-called “Pillars of Creation.” The jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1995, revealed never-before-seen details of three giant columns of cold…

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Jun 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Birth of a Star

Picture of the Day: The Birth of a Star

Photograph by ESA/Hubble & NASA In this incredible image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, we are witness to the birth of a star. This new Hubble image shows IRAS 14568-6304, a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust. It appears to be embedded within an intriguing swoosh…

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