Items tagged with Hubble

In two new studies, Hubble astronomers have identified freakish weather conditions on two Jupiter-sized exoplanets. On one planet it is raining vaporized rock, while on another its upper atmosphere is getting hotter rather than cooler. When temperatures here on Earth begin reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit and above... Read more...
The Hubble telescope looked deep into space and found a galactic eye staring right back. The image captured by Hubble is actually that of NGC 1097, a spiral galaxy that is 48 million light years from Earth. The image above was captured by the ESA/NASA Hubble telescope on March 14th. It showcases the complexity of... Read more...
Once one of the brightest stars in the night sky, the star Eta Carinae, lost its luster after the 1843 Great Eruption. NASA has now provided a three-dimensional model of the Homunculus Nebula and accompanying clouds of dust and gas that cloak the bad-tempered star. NASA recently captured the eruption of a volcano... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope is about to begin its journey into space with an expected launch date of Christmas day. The journey will take the powerful telescope an estimated 1 million miles away from Earth as it attempts to unlock the secrets of the universe with its advanced instruments. NASA confirmed... Read more...
When your device has a problem, what do you do? You take it apart—whether that means digging into layers of software or painstakingly troubleshooting the hardware—and you fix it. For some folks, that's true whether we're talking about a $25 game controller or a multi-million-dollar piece of lab equipment. That kind of... Read more...
The consortium governing the planning and construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope — which will be the worlds largest optical telescope when completed — has approved its $500 million assembly phase, which is roughly half of the project's $1 billion overall budget. The massive celestial-gazing instrument and its support facility will be Read more...
The Adler Planetarium has finished a major two-year upgrade project that's replaced the facility's forty year-old Zeiss Mark VI projector with a "Digital Starball" system designed by Global Immersion Ltd. The new digital system is powered by an array of Nvdia Quadro GPUs and was designed to provide an update that... Read more...