Hubble Space Telescope News

Scientists Estimate the Magnetic Moment of Exoplanet HD 209458b

November 21, 2014

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Scientists Estimate the Magnetic Field of an Exoplanet

A team of scientists has developed a new method that allows them to estimate the magnetic field of a distant exoplanets. Using this method they managed to estimate the value of the magnetic moment of the planet HD 209458b. In the two decades which passed since the discovery of the first planet outside the Solar […]

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Hubble Views Jets, Bubbles, and Bursts of Light in Taurus

November 17, 2014

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New Hubble Image of Multiple Star System XZ Tauri

This new Hubble Space Telescope image shows multiple star system XZ Tauri, HL Tauri, V1213 Tauri, and Herbig-Haro objects HH 150 and HH 30. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking view of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbor HL Tauri, and several nearby young stellar objects. XZ Tauri is […]

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A Spiral in a Furnace – Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 986

November 17, 2014

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New Hubble Image of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 986

This newly released Hubble image shows barred spiral galaxy NGC 986, which is located about 56 million light-years away. This new Hubble image is a snapshot of NGC 986 — a barred spiral galaxy discovered in 1828 by James Dunlop. This close-up view of the galaxy was captured by Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera […]

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Hubble Views Galaxy Cluster Abell 1413

November 10, 2014

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New Hubble Image of Galaxy Cluster Abell 1413

This newly released Hubble Space Telescope image shows the super-rich galaxy cluster Abell 1413. Located between the constellations of Leo (The Lion) and Coma Berenices, the galaxy cluster Abell 1413 is over 2 billion light-years from Earth. This image is dominated by a large and highly elliptical galaxy called MCG+04-28-097, with a halo of stars […]

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Hubble Completes Largest Survey of Dusty Debris Disks around Other Stars

November 7, 2014

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Hubble Survey of Circumstellar Disks

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a similar diversity in the debris systems that coincide with the formation of exoplanets, suggesting that there is some sort of interdependence between a planet and the accompanying debris system. Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have completed the largest and most sensitive visible-light imaging survey of […]

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Hubble Views Hazy Planetary Nebula NGC 1501

November 3, 2014

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Hubble Views Planetary Nebula NGC 1501

This newly released Hubble image shows planetary nebula NGC 1501, which is located roughly 5,000 light-years away from Earth. This new image from Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 showcases NGC 1501, a complex planetary nebula located in the large but faint constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). Discovered by William Herschel in 1787, NGC 1501 […]

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Hubble Views Ghostly Glow of Stars Ejected from Dead Galaxies

October 31, 2014

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Hubble Views Light From Dead Galaxies in Abell 2744

New Hubble data reveal the glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago and provide important steps forward in understanding the evolution of galaxy clusters. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart […]

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Hubble Image of the Week: A Galaxy on the Edge

October 27, 2014

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Hubble Views Galaxy NGC 4762

This Hubble image of the week shows lenticular galaxy NGC 4762, which is located roughly 58 million light-years away. This spectacular image was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The bright streak slicing across the frame is an edge-on view of galaxy NGC 4762, and a number of other […]

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Hubble Views Comet Siding Spring Passing Mars

October 24, 2014

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Hubble Views Comet Siding Spring Near Mars

This new composite image of comet Siding Spring was captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope as Sliding Spring made its never-before-seen close passage of Mars. Siding Spring, officially designated Comet C/2013 A1, made its closest approach to Mars at 2:28 p.m. EDT on October 19, at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles. That is about […]

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Hubble Views the Whirling Disc of NGC 4526

October 20, 2014

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The Whirling Disc of NGC 4526

This new Hubble image of the week shows NGC 4526, which is one of the brightest known lenticular galaxies. This neat little galaxy is known as NGC 4526. Its dark lanes of dust and bright diffuse glow make the galaxy appear to hang like a halo in the emptiness of space in this new image […]

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Hubble Finds Small Galaxy More Than 13 Billion Light-Years Away

October 17, 2014

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Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy More Than 13 Billion Light Years Away

Using the gravitational lensing power of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, Hubble has detected one of the farthest, faintest, and smallest galaxies ever seen. The small galaxy is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away. This galaxy offers a peek back to the very early formative years of the universe and may just be […]

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Hubble Finds Three Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons

October 16, 2014

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Hubble Uncovered Three Potential New Horizons Targets

The Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three potential targets for the New Horizons spacecraft to visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015. The KBOs were detected through a dedicated Hubble observing program by a New Horizons search team that was awarded telescope time for this purpose. “This has been a very challenging search […]

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ESA Image of the Week: Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise of NGC 6302

October 13, 2014

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Hubble Image of the Butterfly Nebula

This ESA image of the week shows the remains of dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun. Known as the Butterfly Nebula, it lies within the Milky Way galaxy roughly 3,800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. Many celestial objects are beautiful – swirling spiral galaxies or glittering clusters […]

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