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Hubble stared at this magnificent galaxy for nine hours to capture the perfect shot

10.03.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Astronomers worked hard to get this galactic glamour shot. "Looking this good isn’t easy," wrote NASA on Friday. "30 different exposures, for a total of nine hours of observation time, together with the high resolution and clarity of Hubble, we... ...

Hubble captures the remains of a dead star, a gorgeous orange space ribbon

08.30.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Space is pretty. As the Hubble Space Telescope nears the end of its long-running mission, photo releases like this one are a constant reminder of how much we benefit from having an up-close view of deep space. The beautiful orange ribbon you see abov... ...

Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets

During the January 2019 total lunar eclipse, astronomers trained the Hubble Telescope on our moon in order to calibrate how future telescopes will look for possible life on exoplanets by measuring ozone levels.

Via NASA:

Though numerous ground-based observations of this kind have been done previously, this is the first time a total lunar eclipse ...

Enjoy two brilliantly colorful views of distant stars, compliments of Hubble

06.20.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Is Earth getting you down these days? Then take a break and look to the stars for a while. A pair of newly released images from the Hubble Space Telescope afford us Earthlings impressive views of two distant celestial bodies. They're both shots of pl... ...

Hubble offers the most perfect view of a gorgeous spiral galaxy

12.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Put it on a postcard. We can't guarantee a perfect photo opp from our fixed vantage point of the floating space rock called Earth. Space is vast, and three-dimensional. Things don't always line up as well as NGC 5468 does in this image captured by th... ...

Feast your eyes on the first interstellar comet ever directly observed

The solar system has another interstellar visitor, but there's no question of this one being an alien spacecraft. It's a true comet and the first we've ever confirmed comes from interstellar space, and the Hubble Space Telescope captured some amazing imagery of it. Good thing, too — because it's never coming back. ...

Stunning Hubble photo catches an aging star’s giant ring of space gas

08.17.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Just like people, stars get old. Also like people, aging stars release a lot of gas. This newly captured image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows us NGC 2022, a planetary nebula in the Orion constellation. Yes, it's a star and not a planet; it's c... ...

Hubble photo shows what a side view of the Milky Way might look like

08.03.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

We may never leave our Milky Way galaxy and see it from the outside, but the Hubble Space Telescope at least helps us imagine that view. A newly shared Hubble image that NASA posted on Friday takes a look at NGC 3432. This not-too-distant celestial b... ...