The poetic-minded among us like to point out how Nature is a dance. If they’re right, then galaxies sometimes form unwieldy pairs. With the Hubble Space Telescope, we can spot some of these galactic pairs as they approach one another.Continue reading “Hubble Sees a Bridge of Stars Connecting Two Galaxies”
The Venerable Hubble Space Telescope has cemented its place in history. Some call it the most successful science experiment ever. And while the James Webb Space Telescope might vie for that title, the Hubble does things that even the powerful JWST can’t do.
Exhibit A: this stunning image of NGC 6355.Continue reading “The JWST is the Shiny New Space Telescope, but the Dependable Hubble is Still Going Strong”
The Hubble Space Telescope, to which we owe our current estimates for the age of the universe and the first detection of organic matter on an exoplanet, is very much doing science and still alive. It’s latest masterpiece remixes an old hit – apparently a growing trend in space science as well as space music.Continue reading “A new Hubble Image Reveals a Shredded Star in a Nearby Galaxy”
Sometimes it’s tempting to imagine a supernatural hand behind the arrangement of celestial bodies. But the Universe is big, huge even, and nature’s flow presents many fascinations.
So it is with the galactic triplet Arp 248, an arrangement of interacting galaxies that’s both visually and scientifically fascinating.Continue reading “The Perfect Tidal Tail Connects These two Galaxies Seen by Hubble”