Hubble Space Telescope

WFIRST Will be Named After Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s First Chief Astronomer

In honor of NASA's first Chief Astronomer and the "mother of Hubble," the WFIRST has been officially named the Nancy…

5 months ago

Spacecraft and Ground Telescopes Work Together to Give us Stunning New Pictures of Jupiter

It's difficult to imagine the magnitude of storms on Jupiter. The gas giant's most visible atmospheric feature, the Great Red…

5 months ago

Fomalhaut’s Planet Has Gone Missing, But it Might Have Been Something Even More Interesting

Ongoing observations of the Fomalhaut system using Hubble data has revealed that the mysterious "disappearing" exoplanet may not have been…

6 months ago

Hubble Sees a Galaxy With Spiral Arms, Surrounded by Other Spiral Arms

After 30 years, Hubble is still providing us with breathtaking images - like this one of NGC 2273, a spiral…

6 months ago

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

I know you're Googling "flocculent" right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You…

7 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: February 12, 2020 – Mapping Pulsars with Dr. Cole Miller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH58Py4_jBA Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Sondy Springmann (@sondy) Alex Teachey (alexteachey.com /@alexteachey) This…

8 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: January 22, 2020 – Dr. Kenneth Carpenter of HST and WFIRST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC9y5sqHRl8 Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Carolyn Collins Petersen (TheSpaceWriter.com / @spacewriter) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome…

9 months ago

Hubble Captured a Photo of This Huge Spiral Galaxy, 2.5 Times Bigger than the Milky Way With 10 Times the Stars

This galaxy looks a lot like our own Milky Way galaxy. But while our galaxy is actively forming lots of…

10 months ago

Interstellar Comet Borisov is About to Make its Closest Approach to Earth

A team of astronomers from Yale have taken the clearest picture of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov to date, showcasing its…

11 months ago

Here’s the Picture We’ve Been Waiting for. Hubble’s Photo of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov

Leave it up to the good ole Hubble Space Telescope. The workhorse telescope has given us a photo of the…

1 year ago