Hubble Telescope

Hubble Studies Dark Matter Filament in 3-D

by Nancy Atkinson October 16, 2012

Hubble’s view of massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745. The large field of view is a combination of 18 separate Hubble images. Credit: NASA, ESA, Harald Ebeling (University of Hawaii at Manoa) & Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM) Earlier this year, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope were able to identify a slim filament of dark matter that […]

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Hubble Goes to the eXtreme in Stunning New Deepest View Ever of the Universe

by Nancy Atkinson September 25, 2012

The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) combines Hubble observations taken over the past decade of a small patch of sky in the constellation of Fornax. With a total of over two million seconds of exposure time, it is the deepest image of the Universe ever made. Credit: credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and […]

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Can You Find a Hubble Hidden Treasure?

by Nancy Atkinson May 18, 2012

Just look at the kind of stunning images that are buried in the archives from the Hubble Space Telescope! Here, Hubble turned its powerful wide field Advanced Camera for Surveys towards this spiral galaxy and took this close-up of its northern half. The entire galaxy, called NGC 891, stretches across 100,000 light-years and we see […]

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A Star-Making Blob from the Cosmic Dawn

by Nancy Atkinson December 21, 2011

Looking back in time with some of our best telescopes, astronomers have found one of the most distant and oldest galaxies. The big surprise about this blob-shaped galaxy, named GN-108036, is how exceptionally bright it is, even though its light has taken 12.9 billion years to reach us. This means that back in its heyday […]

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Space Spectacular — Rotation Movies of Vesta

by Ken Kremer September 18, 2011

Take us into orbit Mr. Sulu! The Dawn science team has released two spectacular rotation movies of the entire globe of the giant asteroid Vesta. The flyover videos give the distinct impression that you are standing on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and gazing at the view screen as the ship enters orbit about […]

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