Hubble Space Telescope

Dark Energy Survey Finds Hundreds of New Gravitational Lenses

It’s relatively rare for a magical object from fantasy stories to have a analog in real life.  A truly functional…

3 weeks ago

Hubble Releases a New Image of Neptune, Revealing a Rapidly Shifting Storm

Storms on Neptune seem to follow a pattern of forming, strengthening and then dissipating over the course of about two…

2 months ago

One of the Largest, Most Complete Einstein Rings Ever Seen. Astronomers Call it the “Molten Ring”

A very rare astronomical phenomenon has been in the headlines a lot recently, and for good reason.  It will be…

2 months ago

Hubble Sees Dark Shadows That Could Be Cast by a Supermassive Black Hole

We use the term 'supermassive black hole' with a kind of casual familiarity. But stop and think about what they…

3 months ago

Astronomers Thought They’d Found a Red Dwarf That Wasn’t Hostile to its Habitable Zone Planets. They Were Wrong

New research using Hubble archive data shows that GJ 887, the nearby red dwarf star system with two exoplanets, might…

6 months ago

Everyone Took Pictures of Comet NEOWISE, Including Hubble

This summer we were (finally) treated to a spectacular, naked-eye comet, C/2020 F3 NEOWISE. And while seeing it with our…

6 months ago

Hubble Shows Saturn in the Middle of its Summer

If you want an iconic picture of the planet Saturn, it doesn’t get any better than this. The latest picture…

7 months ago

NGC 2275: An Absolute Unit of Galactic Flocculence

The Hubble Space Telescope has the knack for finding every size and shape of galaxy imaginable – from small, medium…

8 months ago

New Hubble Photos of Planetary Nebulae

Planetary nebulae are astronomy's gateway drug. Their eye-catching forms make us wonder what process created them, and what else is…

8 months ago

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 2608, Surrounded by Many Many Other Galaxies

Meet NGC 2608, a barred spiral galaxy about 93 million light years away, in the constellation Cancer. Also called Arp…

8 months ago