Hubble

Astronomers are Watching a gas Giant Grow, Right in Front of Their Eyes

In the vastness of space, astronomers are likely to find instances of almost every astronomical phenomena if they look hard…

2 months ago

Instead of Betelgeuse, Keep Your eye on AG Carinae, Another Star That’s About to go Supernova

Astrophotography is one of the most gratifying parts of space exploration, and there’s nothing better at it than Hubble.  Recently,…

2 months ago

VY Canis Majoris is “Like Betelgeuse on Steroids”

The disappearance of a star can take many forms.  It could go supernova.  It could turn into a black hole. …

3 months ago

The Universe in Formation. Hubble Sees 6 Examples of Merging Galaxies

Audio narration by the author is available above 10 billion years ago, galaxies of the Universe were ablaze with the…

5 months ago

The Newest Picture of Jupiter and Europa Captured by Hubble

The venerable Hubble Space Telescope has given us another gorgeous picture of Jupiter and its moon Europa. The incredibly sharp…

9 months ago

Hubble Shows the True Size of Andromeda

It's possible that you've seen the Andromeda galaxy (M31) without even realizing it. The massive spiral galaxy appears as a…

10 months ago

Hubble Examines Earth’s Reflection as an ‘Exoplanet’ During a Lunar Eclipse

What would we look for in a distant exoplanet in the hunt for Earth-like worlds, and perhaps life? A recent…

10 months ago

Take a Flight Through the Most Detailed 3D Map of the Universe Ever Made

Once I accidentally took a photo of one of the most important stars in the Universe... Andromeda Galaxy imaged at…

11 months ago

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…

1 year ago

Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter

Using data from Hubble and the gravitational lensing technique, a team of astronomers have found definitive evidence that Dark Matter…

1 year ago