Hubble Space Telescope News

Newly Released Hubble Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 3455

April 14, 2014

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This newly released Hubble image shows spiral galaxy NGC 3455. Shown here is a spiral galaxy known as NGC 3455, which lies some 65 million light-years away from us in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). Galaxies are classified into different types according to their structure and appearance. This classification system is known as the […]

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Hubble Measures “El Gordo” Galaxy Cluster, Bigger Than Previously Thought

April 4, 2014

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Researchers have measured the mass of the El Gordo Galaxy Cluster, calculating the cluster’s mass to be as much as 3 million billion times the mass of our sun. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, cataloged as ACT-CL J0102-4915, and found it definitely lives up to […]

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Hubble Views Spiral Galaxy NGC 1084

March 31, 2014

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Released to the public today, this new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy NGC 1084. In this new Hubble image, we can see an almost face-on view of the galaxy NGC 1084. At first glance, this galaxy is pretty unoriginal. Like the majority of galaxies that we observe it is a spiral galaxy, and, as with […]

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Hubble Reveals Multiple Jets Sprouting from Comet C/2013 A1

March 28, 2014

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This newly released Hubble image of comet C/2013 A1 reveals what appear to be two jets of dust coming off the location of the nucleus in opposite directions. NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on October 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars — less than half the distance between Earth […]

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Hubble Celebrates its 24th Year in Orbit with a New Image of the Monkey Head Nebula

March 26, 2014

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Hubble has released a new image of the Monkey Head Nebula to celebrate its 24th year in orbit. To celebrate its 24th year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a beautiful new image of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula. This colorful region is filled with young […]

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Hubble Uses Gravitational Lensing to Magnifying the Distant Universe

March 24, 2014

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This newly released Hubble image uses gravitational lensing to get a better look at distant galaxy clusters. Galaxy clusters are some of the most massive structures that can be found in the Universe — large groups of galaxies bound together by gravity. This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals one of these clusters, […]

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Hubble Views Spiral Galaxy NGC 5793

March 17, 2014

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This newly released Hubble image shows spiral galaxy NGC 5793, which is located 150 million light-years away. This new Hubble image is centered on NGC 5793, a spiral galaxy over 150 million light-years away in the constellation of Libra. This galaxy has two particularly striking features: a beautiful dust lane and an intensely bright center […]

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Hubble Views Asteroid P/2013 R3 Mysteriously Disintegrating

March 13, 2014

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Hubble views the disintegration of asteroid P/2013 R3, providing detailed observations that pinpoint the process responsible. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as ten smaller pieces. Although fragile comet nuclei have been seen to fall apart as they approach the Sun, nothing […]

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Hubble Views Nebula AFGL 4104

March 10, 2014

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This newly released Hubble image shows nebula AFGL 4104. They say the flap of a butterfly’s wings can set off a tornado on the other side of the world. But what happens when a butterfly flaps its wings in the depths of space? This cosmic butterfly is a nebula known as AFGL 4104, or Roberts […]

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Hubble Views Spiral Galaxy ESO 137-001

March 5, 2014

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This newly released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001. The spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 looks like a dandelion caught in a breeze in this new Hubble Space Telescope image. The galaxy is zooming toward the upper right of this image, in between other galaxies in the Norma cluster located over […]

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Hubble Space Telescope Views New Supernova in Messier 82

March 3, 2014

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This newly released Hubble image shows the new supernova in Messier 82. Spiral galaxy Messier 82 has long been known for its remarkable starburst activity, caused by interactions with its near neighbor Messier 81, and has been the subject of intense study for many years. On 21 January 2014, astronomers at the University of London […]

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New Spitzer Image of the Supernova in M82

February 27, 2014

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This newly released Spitzer image shows the supernova in galaxy M82, the closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades. The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades has sparked a global observing campaign involving legions of instruments on the ground and in space, […]

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