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Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars.…

2 weeks ago

Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable zone. It Might Be Rain

Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star's habitable zone.…

2 weeks ago

Spacecraft Gyroscopes And Reaction Wheels. You Can Never Have Enough

It’s amazing to think there are telescopes up in space, right now, directing their gaze at distant objects for hours,…

1 month ago

Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Ancient and Massive Galaxies

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies.

1 month ago

Hubble Spots “Impossible” Debris Disk Around a Black Hole

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers recently observed a bright disk around a black hole that defies…

2 months ago

Hubble has a Brand New Picture of the Massive Star Eta Carinae. It Could Detonate as a Supernova Any Day Now

7500 light years away is an object that (almost) needs no introduction: Eta Carinae. If you haven't heard of it…

3 months ago

Hubble Finds Buckyballs in Space

Scientists working with the Hubble Space Telescope have found a very complex molecule out there in space. Called Buckyballs, after…

3 months ago

Perfect Example of a Barred Spiral Galaxy, Seen Face On. This is What Our Milky Way Might Look Like

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. This is a…

3 months ago

Phew! James Webb passes its final thermal vacuum test. Still on track for 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope recently completed vacuum chamber testing, and is good to go for its 2021 launch date!

4 months ago

Why do Some Hubble Images Have That Chunk Taken Out of the Corner?

Great question! The answer has to do with Hubble's history. It's easy to forget that the Hubble has been in…

4 months ago