Hubble Space Telescope

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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Three NASA Telescopes Begin Hunt For Earliest Galaxies

by Elizabeth Howell April 3, 2014

Talk about turning back time. Three NASA observatories — the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope — are all working together to look for the universe’s first galaxies. The project is called “Frontier Fields” and aims to examine these galaxies through a technique called gravitational lensing, which allows astronomers […]

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Hubble Telescope Watches Asteroid Disintegrate in Space

by Nancy Atkinson March 6, 2014

Back in 2010, astronomers discovered an asteroid that was breaking apart due to a head-on collision with another asteroid. But now they have seen an asteroid break apart – with no recent collision required. Asteroid P/2013 R3 appears to be crumbling apart in space, and astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope recently saw the asteroid […]

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Is Eta Carinae Heading Toward Another Eruption?

by Shannon Hall February 19, 2014

Massive stars can devastate their surroundings, unleashing hot winds and blasting radiation. With a mass over 100 times heavier than the Sun and a luminosity a million times brighter than the Sun, Eta Carinae clocks in as one of the biggest and brightest stars in our galaxy. The enigmatic object walks a thin line between […]

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Greedy Galaxies Gobbled Gas, Stalling Star Formation Billions Of Years Ago

by Elizabeth Howell January 29, 2014

Like millionaires that burn through their cash too quickly, astronomers have found one factor behind why compact elliptical galaxies stopped growing stars about 11 billion years ago: they ate through their gas reserves. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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