New Hubble View Shows Objects a Billion Times Fainter Than Your Eyes Can See

by Nancy Atkinson April 17, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter While this image isn’t as deep as the Hubble Deep Field, this 14-hour exposure by the Hubble Space Telescope shows objects around a billion times fainter than what can be seen with the human eyes alone. Astronomers say this image also […]

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El Gordo Galaxy Cluster Even Bigger Than Thought

by Elizabeth Howell April 4, 2014

  The Hubble Space Telescope has a new calculation for the huge El Gordo galaxy cluster: 3 million billion times the mass of the Sun. This is even 43 per cent more massive than past estimates that examined the complex in X-rays, NASA stated. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Stunning 3D Tours of Two Well-Known Nebulae

by Jason Major March 27, 2014

Two videos recently released by the Hubble team take us on a tour of two famous and intriguing cosmic objects: the stellar wind-blown “celestial snow angel” Sharpless 2-106 and the uncannily equine Horsehead Nebula, imaged in infrared wavelengths by the HST. Using Hubble imagery complemented with data from the Subaru Infrared Telescope and ESO’s Visible and […]

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Mars-Bound Comet Siding Spring Sprouts Multiple Jets

by Bob King March 27, 2014

Comet Siding Spring, on its way to a close brush with Mars on October 19, has been kicking up a storm lately. New images from Hubble Space Telescope taken on March 11, when the comet was just this side of Jupiter, reveal multiple jets of gas and dust.  Remove this ad

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Hubble Captures Starbirth In A Monkey’s Head As Telescope Approaches 24 Years In Space

by Elizabeth Howell March 17, 2014

Billowing gas clouds and young stars feature in this February Hubble Space Telescope image, released as the telescope approaches its 24th birthday this coming April. The telescope has seen a lot of drama over the years, but in this case, thankfully the excitement is taking place 6,400 light-years away. Here you can see starbirth in […]

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